Improvement still needed for league-leading Indians
LEMONT — The wins have been piling up for Lemont’s girls soccer team, but head coach Rick Prangen still feels his squad has ample room for improvement.
“We’ve been inconsistent,” Prangen said. “We’ve had some good days and some bad days. But it is still early in the season with a young team. There is room for progression and the positive is we are getting victories when not playing our best.”
On Tuesday, the Indians improved to 4-0 in the South Suburban Blue conference and 5-1-1 overall with an 8-0 victory over Oak Lawn.
Eight different players scored for Lemont while goalkeeper Kelly Fritz recorded her sixth shutout of the spring.
The squad was coming off a 1-0 win over Downers Grove North Saturday.
Wendy Mazur scored the game’s only goal, and Fritz totaled eight saves in goal.
On April 4, Lemont beat Shepard 3-0 behind goals from Kim Jerantowski, Lauren Lumsden and Reilley Sullivan. Fritz posted seven saves in the shutout.
“Our best game of the year I thought was our loss to Sandburg (a 3-2 loss March 30),” the coach said. “Even though we lost, I thought we played a great game. We did more right in that game than any other game this year.”
Lemont, which was scheduled to play Downers Grove South on Thursday, returns to the field Tuesday for a matchup with Evergreen Park. A contest against Reavis follows on Thursday.
“Evergreen Park is at the top of the other side of the conference,” Prangen said. “And the trap is, when you have been that dominant (in the conference), to come out soft and flat and have the other team hand it to you because they are up to play you.”