Friday, October 7, 2016

2016 Conference Champs!!

The Trojan's boys soccer team became the East Metro Suburban Conference Champs with a win at Chicago Christian on Thursday night! The team had another dominant performance to win 7-0 and to become 7-0 in conference play this year. The goals for the win are as follows:
1st Half:
Trevor Hoogendoorn (assist Josh Wise)
Jimmy Allen (assist Josh Anderson)
Jimmy Allen (unassisted)
Michael Martens (assist Trevor Hoogendoorn)

2nd Half:
Jimmy Allen (Michael Martens)
Brett Harbaugh-Clark (assist Michael Martens)
Josh Anderson (assist Michael Martens)

The team will play one more home game before beginning Post Season play. The game will be at Timothy on Thurday, 10/13 at 5:00pm against New Trier. This is another great opportunity to play strong competition before playoffs begin.

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

TC - 6 St. Edwards - 5

After a tough 2-1 loss in a poorly played game at Nazareth on Monday night, the boys came out Tuesday with a different level of intensity. That intensity would be needed with a back and forth game that eventually ended 6-5.
St. Eds struck first with a goal in the first minutes of the game off of a miscommunication by Timothy's back line and goalie. It wasn't too much later that the Trojans would tie the game at 1 off of a penalty kick tucked away by Joshua Anderson (Sr.). The rest of the half continued just the way that it started. St. Eds would score, then Timothy would come back and even things back up. The half would eventually end 4-3 in favor of St. Eds with Jimmy Allen (Jr.) scoring 2 huge goals to keep the Trojans in the game (assists Alex Markewycz (Sr.) and Joshua Anderson (Sr.)).
The second half was back and forth just like the first. The Trojans tied things up with Jimmy Allen beating several defenders in the box on the dribble and calmly putting the ball away. Timothy seemed to have all the momentum at this point and they would soon capitalize on it. Off of a throw in by Jimmy Allen, Michael Martens (Jr.) was able to get behind the defense and lead the Trojans to a 5-4 lead. However, the lead would not last long, St. Eds sent forward several strong attacks and was able to get a goal to make the game even at 5-5. With about 10 minutes left, the next goal scorer would most likely be the winner. Both teams created several dangerous chances but it was the Trojans who would get the game winning goal. Trevor Hoogendoorn (Sr.) was able to flick on a great ball from Jimmy Allen to a wide open Michael Martens. Michael finished with ease to score the games winning goal. In the final minutes, it was chaos to hold onto the lead. The boys bunkered down and were finally able to take a sign of relief as the referee blew the final whistle.

The boys have their last conference game Thursday night at 4:30pm at Chicago Christian. With a win Thursday, the boys will be conference champs! Thanks to all the fans who have shown support throughout the season!

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

TC - 6 Elmwood Park - 2

TC followed their dominate performance Monday night with another one on Tuesday. The Trojans controlled much of the game and especially played well in the first 40 minutes. The half ended 5-0. With players in new position, the second half was sloppy at times for the Trojans but the team finished out the game to get a meaning conference win and improve to 2-0 in conference play. The goal scorers and assisters were as follows:
1st Half:
Jimmy Allen (Jr.)(assist Josh Anderson(Sr.))
Michael Martens (Jr.)(unassisted)
Michael Martens (Jr.)(assist Alex Markewycz (Sr.))
Jimmy Allen (Jr.)(assist Luke DeVries (Jr.))
Jimmy Allen (Jr.)(unassisted)

2nd Half:
Michael Martens (Jr.)(unassisted)

Thank you to all the parents and other fans that made it out to support the boys! Catch the boys in conference play again 6:15pm Tuesday (9/27) at TC against Ridgewood for Senior Night!

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

TC - 6 Lisle - 1

The Boy's got back to regular season action Monday night after playing in the PepsiCo. Showdown through the past week. The team had a solid performance at Lisle where they dominated much of the game to score 6 goals and let up just 1. The goal scorers and assisters were as follows:

Mike Martens (Jr.): 1 goal
Jimmy Allen (Jr.): 3 goals
Caiden Douma (Jr.): 2 goals
Alex Markewycz (Sr.): 1 assist
Trevor Hoogendoorn (Sr.): 1 assist
Matt VanZeelt (So.): 1 assist
Joshua Wise (Fr.): 1 assist

The boys will be back at it again quickly with a Conference game against Elmwood Park at Elmwood Park High School Tuesday night at 6:15. The team looks forward to a tough game and another opportunity to improve as a team.

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

TC - 1 Huntley - 3

TC lost its second round game in the PepsiCo. Showdown to the Red Raiders of Huntley on Tuesday night. While the boys put forth a great effort, it was not enough to stop the strong attack that Huntley sent.

The game was even throughout, with both teams creating dangerous scoring opportunities. Huntley struck first with a shot from the top of the box that would sneak in near post. Timothy responded quickly, and it was not long before Jimmy Allen (Jr.) beat several defenders off the dribble and drilled a shot of the post and in to tie the game. The final 20 minutes of the 1st half would remain even, as would the first 20 minutes of the second. Huntley would then break through with a great header that proved to be the winning goal. While the Trojans were able to possess the ball very well in the second half, they could not turn them into many good scoring chances and did not score in the half. With under 5 minutes left, Huntley would put the game just out of reach with a third goal.

There are many positives that can be taken from this tough loss and the team will use it as a learning experience. Thank you to the parents that made the long drive out to Huntley to support the team!

The boys will be back in action this Thursday at 4:30pm at Home for the final game of the PepsiCo. Showdown!

Sunday, September 11, 2016

TC Opens the PepsiCo. Showdown with a Win

On Saturday, the Trojans began their play in the PepsiCo. Showdown tournament with a nail bitter against Plainfield South. The 4-3 win for the boys was a true team effort. With multiple starters out for the ACT and others out with injuries, many players had to step up in different roles.

The first half began with the Trojans controlling most of the possession and being rewarded for it. Just under 2 minutes into the game, Jimmy Allen (Jr.) broke free from the defense after a great through ball by Josh Anderson (Sr.) and calmly buried the first goal of the game. Just 12 minutes later, Jimmy would assist a goal by Michael Martens (Jr.) to put the score at 2-0. Jimmy Allen would cap of the scoring in the first half with another goal after another through ball, this time played by Andrew Vogt (So.). The first half ended 3-0 but the game was all but over.

Plainfield South brought new energy to open up the second half. They scored an early goal to make the score 3-1 and seemed to be gaining momentum when they scored. The Trojans seemed to overcome that momentum with a quick response goal scored by Jimmy Allen (assist Michael Martens). The goal was Jimmy's third of the game and would later prove to be the game winning goal. The score was 4-1, but not for long. Plainfield South sent many numbers forward in the attack and quickly had the game within reach at 4-3 with just under 10 minutes left. The Trojans were on lock down defense in the intense final minutes and when the final whistle blew they had won the game 4-3.

The Trojans will play in the next round of the PepsiCo. Showdown this Tuesday, 5pm against Huntley, at Huntley.

Friday, September 9, 2016

TC - 1 Glenbard South - 1

Timothy Boys Soccer was back in action Thursday night at Glenbard South for a Conference Crossover Match. The boys started the game by immediately making some great combination and putting the Raiders under pressure. While the boys created some great scoring chances, they were not able to put away a goal and Glenbard South began to gain momentum. Just over 10 minutes in, the Raiders began to control the play. They created several dangerous scoring opportunities which prompted some great saves from TC goalkeeper Noah Marrera (Sr.). Eventually, the raiders were able to break through and make the score 1-0. The half would end 1-0, with both teams having created some great scoring opportunities.

The second half began and the Trojans were noticeably more intense. With combinations from attackers Jimmy Allen (Jr.), Michael Martens (Jr.), and Trevor Hoogendoorn (Sr.) the boys were able to break through the oppositions defense and have some great scoring opportunities. These chances were turned aside by some great goal tending, but eventually the boys would break through. The play started with captain Jimmy Allen controlling the ball out wide. He beat several defenders to eventually get fouled in the box and draw a penalty kick. Captain Josh Anderson calmly buried the kick to even the score with under 10 minutes left. The Trojans played incredibly hard in the final minutes but were unable to get the goal that would win the game. The game would end 1-1, giving the team an overall record of 3-1-1.

The Boys have another quick turnaround as they will be playing in the first game of the PepsiCo. Showdown Tournament against Plainfield South this Saturday at 11:30am at the Stuart Sports Complex in Aurora. Thank you for your continued support and we look forward to seeing you Saturday Morning! (reminder: entrance into the game Sunday will be $10 a person)

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

TC - 8 Walther Christian - 0

After a tough loss to Wheaton Academy on Friday night, the TC Boy's Soccer Team quickly got back to their winning ways Tuesday night. The boys started a little slow but were eventually able to control much of the game and put away some solid goals. The scoring line for the game was a follows:

1st Half
Matt VanZeelt (assist Jimmy Allen)
Jimmy Allen (assist Nathan Bouman)
Michael Martens (assist Nathan Bouman)
Jimmy Allen (unassisted)

2nd Half
Alex Markewycz (unassisted)
Caiden Douma (assist Michael Martens)
Brett Harbaugh-Clark (assist Matt VanZeelt)
Michael Martens (assist Matt VanZeelt)

The team has a quick turnaround this week with a game at 6:15pm this Thursday at Glenbard South.

Monday, August 29, 2016

TC - 5 NSCD - 1

The Trojan's boy's soccer team had another big win under the lights this past Saturday night. Due to weather, the game was played at Plunkett Park on a turf field. The start of the first half saw the boys struggle a bit getting used to the surface of the turf, but the boys quickly adjusted. Like our last game, the Trojans would be the first to score with another early goal. With a great run forward, Sr. Trevor Hoogendoorn was able to draw a Penalty Kick for our boys in the 4th minute. Sr. captain Josh Anderson buried the PK to put the Trojans up 1-0. The first half then remained 1-0 to the whistle, with the play going back and forth throughout it.

The second half began and the Trojans quickly got back to their scoring ways. Just 3 minutes into the half, Jr. Mike Martens assisted Jr. Jimmy Allen with a great through ball which Jimmy was able to sneak past the goalie. The boys were up 2-0 but not for long. NCSD earned a free kick and buried the shot to make the game 2-1. The Trojans then began to dominate much of the play and really gain some momentum. This momentum lead to 3 more goals being scored in the half. The first was a composed finish by So. Matt VanZeelt off of a great cross into the box (assist Jimmy Allen). The second was a great individual effort by Jr. Mike Martens where he beat several defends to eventually score the goal. The third was a great chip shot by Sr. Trevor Hoogendoorn off of a long through ball by Sr. Nate Daniels. This final goal would seal the game and mark the Trojan's 2-0 start to the 2016 season.

Thank you to all the fans that showed us tremendous support at Plunkett Park! You helped make the environment at the game a great one! We look forward to seeing you again when Timothy takes on Wheaton Academy at Home on Friday, September 2nd at 6:15pm!

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

TC - 6 Illiana - 2

The Trojans boy's soccer team opened up the 2016 season with a win Tuesday night at Illiana. The team started the game quick and it was not long before the boys buried their first goal of the season. At the 8 minute mark it was center back Nate Daniels who scored the opening goal with a flick on header off a throw in by Jimmy Allen. The boys did not let up, and just 8 minutes later forward Jimmy Allen put in the second goal of the match (assist Luke DeVries). The team continued to dominate the half which would end 4-0 after 2 more goals by junior captain Jimmy Allen (unassisted, assist Alex Markewycz).
After the break at half, Illiana came out strong. In a matter of minutes, they would put away 2 goals to make the score 4-2. When things were starting to get more tense, the boys rallied together. Goals from junior Mike Martens (assist Nate Bouman) and senior captain Josh Anderson made the game 6-2 which is how it would end. Thanks to all the support from our fans even while on the road! The Trojans will have our season home opener this Saturday, August 27 at 7:00pm against North Shore Country Day. We look forward to a great fan section for this Saturday Night Lights event!