McHenry County College
Chiefs score twice late, stay unbeaten on the season and on top of the ISCC standings with one conference match remaining
Opponent: Chiefs at Scots
2 - 0 (W)
Waubonsee moved another step closer to winning the Illinois Skyway Collegiate Conference (ISCC) title by downing McHenry County College 2-0 in Crystal Lake. The Chief scored two late goals to improve to 6-0 in ISCC play with just one match remaining. Waubonsee is set to host second place Prairie State College (5-1) in the ISCC finale for both on Thursday, October 13, starting at 4:00 p.m. The win over McHenry was the Chiefs' 13th consecutive victory as they remain unbeaten on the season with a 13-0-1 record. Waubonsee's season opening match against Madison (WI.) College ended in a 1-all tie. Since then, coach Brett Suhayda's crew has outscored its opponents 45-8, and out shot them 185-50 during the winning streak.
After a scoreless first half against the Scots (3-8, 1-5) Waubonsee's Cristian Vences tallied his fifth goal of the season in the 75th minute of action to put the Chiefs in front. Sophomore Diego Munoz was credited with the assist, his ninth of the season, which ties him for eighth nationally in assists among all NJCAA Division I players. Waubonsee then tallied a huge insurance goal at the 85:30 mark as Daniel Carbajal netted his third score of the season. Keepers Robert Marquez and Eduardo Sandoval each turned back a pair of shots to preserve the shutout, Waubonsee's sixth of the season.
The Chiefs are next in action on Thursday, October 6, when they host Carl Sandburg College beginning at 3:00 p.m. That match against the Chargers is the first of three straight home games for the Chiefs, who are currently ranked in the top-25 in the latest NJCAA Division I Men's Soccer poll. Kennedy-King College will also come to Sugar Grove this coming Saturday, October 8, with the start time set for 3:00 p.m. Waubonsee is led by freshman Mario Rodriguez who has booked 15 goals and seven assists so far on the season. The Streamwood High School graduate is tied for ninth nationally in goals scored and is sixth in the nation in points with 37.