MHS soccer team splits 4 games; stands at 11-2

The Mendota soccer team was presented a $100 check for winning one of two games in the Body Armor Showdown in Schaumburg. The team donated the check to Cops for Cancer. (Photo contributed)

The Mendota varsity boys’ soccer team finally allowed a goal 10 games into the season, but still came away with a convincing 7-1 victory over Kewanee on Sept. 7 at the MHS field.

Jasiel Watson was a one-man wrecking crew for the Trojans as he drilled in six of the seven goals. Ramiro Palacios had the other tally for Mendota. Assists went to Izaiah Nanez, Johnathan Cortez and David Casas.


Mendota played two games in the Body Armor Showdown in Schaumburg on Sept. 10.

The Trojans lost the opener, 1-0, to North Shore Country Day.

In the second contest, Mendota came back to secure a 5-2 triumph over Crystal Lake Prairie Ridge. Watson and Johnathan Cortez each collected a pair of goals, while Johan Cortez scored the other goal. Johnathan Cortez also had a pair of assists and Martin Murillo added one assist.

By winning the second game, Mendota’s team received a $100 check for the charity of its choice, which was Cops for Cancer.


The Trojans dropped a 3-1 decision at Yorkville on Sept. 12.

Yorkville led 2-0 with 10 minutes left when Nanez scored to get the Trojans on the board and cut the deficit in half. But the Foxes tallied on a free kick with one minute to go to seal the win.

Mendota is 11-2 on the season.


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