Athletic Event

McHenry County College

Lopez' laser lifts Chiefs to ISCC win over Scots

Conference: Yes

Opponent: Fighting Scots at Chiefs
2 - 1 (W)

Waubonsee's Alberto Lopez broke a 1-all tie with just nine minutes left in regulation when he drilled a 20-yard shot into the upper left hand corner of the goal. Lopez' laser of a shot gave Waubonsee a hard fought 2-1 victory over visiting McHenry County College in Illinois Skyway Collegiate Conference play. The Chiefs (5-1, 2-0) got on the board first when Edgar Alcanter scored at the 18:15 mark of the opening half with an assist by Diego Munoz. The Scots battled back and tallied a goal seven minutes later to tie the game at one. The Chiefs, who looked sluggish in the first half, responded in the second half. Waubonsee controlled much of the action in the second half as they out shot McHenry 10-4 en route to a slim 14-9 advantage for the game. The difference turned out to be Lopez, who took a pass from Alcanter on the right side of the pitch and caught McHenry keeper Rudy Jaun off guard for the winning goal. Jose Lopez registered three saves in goal for Waubonsee in the first half. Luis Gallardo took over in the net for the Chiefs' in the second half and was stellar, recording five saves including a tremendous diving stop with 15 minutes to go.