Libertyville Dynamos Kick off Season with 9-1 Win over Defenders

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The Libertyville Dynamos boys U-13 traveling soccer team kicked off the fall season with a new 4-3-3 formation and a rousing win over the Cary Defenders. The Dynamos' offense went on a tear and outscored the Defenders 9-1.

The Dynamos' first goal was booted in on an indirect penalty kick from Matt Mahoney to Adam Brawerman. Brawerman scored another goal in the second on a give-and-go play with Jim Denk. The Dynamos took numerous shots on the Cary goalie. By hanging in around the goal, Prem Jai Kumar and Denk each scored on rebounds. The first half also saw John Dwan score a goal and Kumar get his second.

The Dynamos' offense continued to hammer the Defenders in the second half. Several set plays resulted in Dynamo scores. Denk added his second and third goals while Joel Gruber scored a goal.

The Dynamos defense was awesome as it turned back the Defenders throughout the game. Midfielders Drew Armer, Noah Borden, Jon Micksch, and defenders Collin Glancy and Tyler Labrum were successful in stymieing the Cary team. Goalie Jarred Schwandt had a good game as he turned back several Cary shots.

New members to the Dynamos roster for the fall season include Labrum and Micksch.

Attack competes in tourney

The Libertyville Attack, U-9 girls, went on the road for the Memorial Day Invitational Tournament held in Palatine.

The first game saw the Attack take on the Arlington Aces White, where the Attack used an aggressive offense and a solid defense for a 5-0 victory. Scoring for the Attack were Kaela Munster, Annie Freyman (2), Kelley Krumtinger, and Brenna Bohl. Strong goal work was provided by Bridget Quinn and Tracy Branding to preserve the shutout. Standout defense was provided by Annie Ackley, Julie Dale and Trista Munster.

In the second matchup, the Attack faced-off against the Hinsdale Hurricanes in a nail-biter where the Attack prevailed 2-1. Scoring for the Attack were Freyman and Kaela Munster. Excellent defensive support was provided by Kelley Pry, Mary Ann Buttita, Krumtinger, and Trista Munster. Near shutout perfection was provided by goalies Kaela Munster and Laura Nardini.

In the final game the attack met NSA from Naperville in a game that was closer than the 7-0 score reflected. Strong midfield play was provided by Kristin Shipp, Nardini, and Dale. Goalies supporting the effort were Ackley, Branding, Quinn, and Pry.

Coaches for the Attack are Kristin Peter, Doug Anderson, and Leroy Munster.

Heat take first place

The U-15 Libertyville Heat traveled to Palatine over the Labor Day weekend and came home with the first-place trophy in the U-16 Division of the Palatine Celtic Youth Invitational Soccer Tournament. …