Boys soccer: Lake Forest Academy tops Glenbrook North
Updated: August 31, 2012 9:45AM
EVANSTON — Calum Bishop obliterated any doubts.
The Lake Forest Academy sophomore sweeper scored one goal and assisted another to power the Caxys to an impressive 2-0 shutout of highly-regarded Glenbrook North in the opening of round-robin play at the Evanston Tournament on Tuesday.
With a new coach and a revamped roster, Lake Forest Academy entered the game with more questions than answers. After the teams played to a scoreless first half, Bishop stunned the Spartans (1-1-1) by drilling in a shot 53 seconds into the second half for the momentum-changing score.
“I got a beautiful pass from (senior Suleiman Thomas) on the left side and I saw the keeper come out and I was able to get it past him,” Bishop said.
“We knew we were the better team but we came out sluggish and sloppy in the first half,” he said.
Glenbrook North could not recover.
“For them to get that goal so quickly in the second half just killed us,” Glenbrook North coach Paul Vignocchi said. “In our first two (games) we came back from deficits, but we didn’t have the same energy tonight.”
The Caxys (1-0) maintained their aggressive pressure. In the 57th minute, Bishop broke through the Spartans’ backline and delivered a perfect ball that senior midfielder Craig Scott smashed into the left corner for the insurance score.
“In the first half we were not getting to those balls, but we passed and moved the ball much better,” Bishop said.
The victory marked an auspicious start for new coach Paul Makovec.
“We knew we were the better and more skilled team and we showed it in the second half,” Bishop said.