By Paul Triukas // Sports Editor
This past weekend was great for the COD’s men’s soccer team who hosted McHenry County College and reached a positive winning record for the first time this season.
The game between the Chaparrals and the MccScots began with both teams playing evenly. In the first few minutes COD had many opportunities to score goals by headers and by free kicks. However, all attempts were unsuccessful.
Near the end of the first half, McHenry College’s freshman Alberto Martinez scored the first goal of the game and put the MccScots in front 0-1 at halftime.
In the second half, the Chaparrals started by pressuring their opponents and after many close but missed shots, Jorge Leyva tied the game with a penalty kick after a rough foul in the penalty box. As the game was nearing its end, Jenaro Terrazas gently put the ball in the goal and gave the Chaparrals hope for a win.
As injury time started, one of the MccScots surprisingly scored and the game was forced into overtime. According to NJCAA rules, the first team to score in overtime wins. At the beginning of overtime, Nolan DuBois scored his third goal of the season and gave COD the win.
The Chaparral soccer team now has 4 wins, 3 losses and 3 draws and are set to play at Lake County next week.