Maple Leafs slay Knights

Chris Steele
Ethan Holke, left, runs down a pass battles with a Sycamore defender for the ball during the Maple Leafs’ 2-0 victory, on Sept. 26.

The Maple Leafs’ soccer team fell short against DeKalb and nabbed a victory against Sycamore on Autograph Night.

Geneseo at DeKalb

In a meeting between two Northern Illinois Big 12 cross-conference rivals, the Barbs managed to pull out a victory at home on Sept. 21.

DeKalb scored a second-half goal to earn a 1-0 win over the Maple Leafs.

Sycamore at Geneseo

The Maple Leafs earned a signature 2-0 victory over the Knights at the Geneseo Soccer Pitch on Sept. 26.

Geneseo’s Griffin Tracey scored with an assist from Ethan Holke to give the Leafs a first-half lead.

The Maple Leafs’ Keaton Johnson added some cushion scoring a goal in the second half with an assist from Reed Vanderheyden.

Zach Bauer notched a shutout in net with five saves, but the Leafs’ defense worked well together as a unit to keep the Sycamore offense at bay.

The Maple Leafs’ next match will be against Rochelle at the Geneseo Soccer Pitch, on Thursday, Oct. 5, at 6 p.m.