IN THE CLASSROOM
2012 2013 Boys Soccer Season: NWHerald Boys Soccer All-Area Team
November 16, 2012Richmond Burton High School
NWHerald Boys Soccer All-Area Team: First Team
~Zack Cemail~ RB, sr. F/M
Cemail has the ability to take over games. He was a storng constant for the Rockets all season & tallied multiple games with three goals scored. The Rockets will be hard-pressed to find a replacement for the senior who had a knack for scoring in key moments. (NWHerald 11/16/12)
Class 2A Lakes Regional
Johnsburg (12-3-5, 6-0 FVC Fox) vs. Richmond-Burton (13-7-2, 8-3-1 Big Northern Conference East)
When: 4:30 p.m. today (10/16/12) at Lakes High School, Lake Villa
About the Skyhawks: Johnsburg has the most potent offense in the area, consistently scoring three goals or more in nearly every game. All of their forwards are in double digits in goals.
About the Rockets: They have yet to play a team from the FVC, though the Rockets have pretty much had their way with opponents this season.
Regional final: Johnsburg or R-B will face Lakes or Antioch at 11 a.m. Saturday (10/20/12). NWHerald 10/16/12
R-B’s record fell to 11-6-2 overall, 7-2-1 in the BNC East~RICHMOND – Harvard’s William Rockcastle is working his way back from injury, but his play Thursday helped lead the Hornets to a conference boys soccer win.
Rockcastle scored Harvard’s first goal and assisted on the second to help the Hornets top Richmond-Burton, 2-0, in a key Big Northern Conference East Division match.
Rockcastle has missed several games this season, and coach David Abel is trying to find him spots to test his recently injured ankle.
“He provided a spark off the bench for us,” Abel said. “He has some speed and was able to put pressure on their defense.”
Harvard’s (13-4-2, 8-0-2 BNC East) second goal came from Eduardo Juarez. Abel was impressed with his team’s ability to communicate and move the ball, using a couple of quality passes to lead to their goals.
With two games left in the conference season, Abel is trying to keep his team focused.
“Hopefully we can look back at the season and say we did some good things,” Abel said. “But right now the guys are focused on finishing up the season well.”
R-B’s record fell to 11-6-2 overall, 7-2-1 in the BNC East. (NWHerald 10/5/12)
Richmond-Burton 2, Marengo 0: At Richmond, goalkeeper Luis Perez authored his fifth shutout of the season as R-B (10-5-1, 6-1) defeated Marengo (2-13, 1-7) in a BNC East game. Zach Cemail scored both goals for R-B. (NWHerald 9/27/12)
Athlete of the week~
Zack Cemail~Richmond-Burton, sr.
Cemail, one of R-B’s top returning players, has been a key offensive player for the Rockets throughout the season, most notably last week when he scored three goals and added two assists in R-B’s 7-0 win over North Boone.
His three-goal output was his second of the season. His first was when he had three goals and an assist against Rockford Lutheran on Aug. 27.
The senior is one of seven returning starters for the Rockets, and his consistent play has propelled the squad to two of the wins in a four-game winning streak.
“He has an ability to take over a game,” R-B coach Casey DeCaluwe said. “He always does a good job of finding the back of the net.” (NWHerald 9/25/12)
Richmond-Burton 7, North Boone 0: At Poplar Grove, Zack Cemail scored a hat trick to go with two assists, and Joey Sanborn tallied a score and an assist in the Rockets’ BNC East Division rout. Ian Barrett, Connor McCrory and Hunter Leggett also scored for R-B (8-5-1, 4-1). (NWHerald 9/19/12)
Rockets hold on to better Antioch
By Todd Rohde~CORRESPONDENT
The Richmond-Burton boys’ soccer team knew coming into their contest Sept. 14th with Antioch that they would have their hands full against a competitive Sequoit team.
They were also aware of the fact that they would have to play up to their potentials and limit their mistakes if they were going to have a chance at coming out on top with a victory.
Well they were right about both assumptions and were able to accomplish just the task that they set out to by securing the win. The Rockets had just enough to slip past the Sequoits by a 2-1 margin in nonconference play at Richmond.
The victory improved the Rockets to 7-5-1 overall and 2-0-1 in league play for the season, while the Sequoits slipped to 6-4-1 on the year.
“Right now I think that the team is playing well and really concentrating on the details, as we have a lot of young players playing in big roles” Rocket head coach Casey DeCaluwe said. “Sometimes they have responded well and in others, it has taken them some time to settle in. When we play with a bit of confidence, I feel like this team can beat anyone.”
The Rockets finally broke through within a defensive battle to erase a scoreless tie by scoring the first and only goal of the first half. They jumped out to a 1-0 advantage at the break, as senior midfielder Zack Cemail connected for his 13th goal of the season on an assisted pass from teammate Jacob McClanahan.
Knowing that the Sequoits were still within striking distance, the Rockets added an insurance goal midway through the second half to up their lead to 2-0. This time it was Frank Spicuzza finding the back of the net off of an assisted pass from Joey Sanborn.
The Sequoits did their best to get back into the contest and make a game of it, by reaching for a goal of their own late in the second half to slice the deficit to 2-1. But it wouldn’t be enough, as Richmond’s defense refused to break as they held on as time expired to seal the win.
The Rockets were out shot in the game 9-7, but Richmond goalie Luis Perez was able to save eight of the nine shots taken at him. Richmond made good on two of the seven shots that they directed at Antioch keeper Tommy Tritschler.
Rockets double up the Cogs
The Rockets took care of business earlier in the week, as they doubled up the Cogs 4-2 in Big Northern Conference play Sept. 12th at Richmond.
The Cogs got on the board first early in the contest to grab a 1-0 lead. Not to be outdone, the Rockets came right back to knot the score at 1-1 with a goal of their own about 10 minutes before the half and that where things stood at the break.
The Rockets would score three more unanswered goals midway through the second half to take a 4-1 advantage, before the Cogs netted a goal in closing minutes to make up the 4-2 final. What a day it was for Sanborn, as he finished with a hat trick by scoring three of the Rockets four goals including the goal-ahead one in the second half.
Perez finished the day by saving four of the six shots on goal that the Cogs took against him.
The Rockets non-conference game at Woodstock North from Sept. 17 was postponed and not rescheduled as of yet. (The Report 9/22/12)
Richmond-Burton 2, Antioch 1: At Richmond, Zack Cemail and Frank Spicuzza scored for the Rockets (7-5-1) in a nonconference win. (NWHerald 9/15/12)
Richmond-Burton 4, Genoa-Kingston 2: At Richmond-Burton, Joey Sanborn scored the go-ahead goal for R-B at the 30-minute mark of the second half and ended with a hat trick in the Rockets’ BNC East victory.
Luis Perez made four saves for R-B (6-5-1, 3-1). (NWHerald 9/13/12)
Hornets get past Rockets: HARVARD – After scoring two goals in the first half, Harvard felt pretty confident heading into the second half of its Big Northern Conference East Division boys soccer game against Richmond-Burton. The Hornets won, 4-2.
Isaih Solis scored a goal on an assist from Edwardo Juarez, and then Juarez found the net to put the Hornets up, 2-0.
The Rockets came back to tie the score in the second with two goals by Zack Cemail, the first off a free kick and the second from a corner kick.
“They did well with their set pieces,” Hornets coach David Abel said. “They’re a physical team.”
The momentum swung back to Harvard (8-4-1 overall, 3-0-1 BNC East) about a minute after R-B tied the score, when Christian Carillo scored on an assist from Juarez. Gabriel Juarez also scored for the Hornets.
“We talk about being able to respond when things aren’t necessarily going your way,” Abel said. “I thought they did a good job of responding.”
In goal, Harvard’s Jose Ortiz made four saves and the Rockets’ Luis Perez stopped 13 shots. (NWerald 9/11/12)
Richmond-Burton 3, Rockford Christian 0: At Richmond, Joey Sanborn scored two goals and Luis Perez made 10 saves in goal for the Rockets in a Big Northern Conference crossover win. (NWHerald 9/7/12)
Richmond-Burton 2, Marengo 1 (OT): At Richmond, Joey Sanborn scored both R-B goals, but it was his overtime header off a pass from Jake McClanahan that locked up the BNC East Division win for the Rockets (4-4-1, 1-0). Dylan Marks made seven saves for Marengo (1-6, 0-2). (NWHerald 9/5/12)
Wauconda Invitational: At Wauconda, Richmond-Burton played Zion-Benton to a 1-1 draw. Zack Cemail’s shot from 25 yards was the second-half equalizer, and Luis Perez made seven saves for R-B. The Rockets (2-3-1) will face Marian Central on Saturday. (NWHerald 8/30/12)
Richmond-Burton 4, Rockford Lutheran 1: At Richmond, Zack Cemail scored a hat trick to lead the Rockets past the Crusaders in their BNC crossover game.
Joey Sanborn scored R-B’s other goal off an assist from Cemail. Tim Hastings and Sanborn assisted on two of Cemail’s goals. Rockets goalkeeper Luis Perez has six saves. (NWHerald 8/28/12)
Coach: Casey DeCaluwe, second season
Last year’s record: 3-14-5, 2-5-3 (fourth)
Top returners: Gustavo Campos, jr., MF; Zack Cemail, sr., F; Joey Sanborn, sr., MF; Jacob McClanahan, sr., D; Ian Barrett, sr., D; Tim Hastings, sr., MF; Luis Perez, so., GK; Hunter Leggett, so., MF; Chad Reitschel, sr.; Henry Traylor, Sr., F
Key newcomers: Connor McCrory, jr., MF; Dominick Burlini, so., D; Brad Barrett, so., MF
What to expect: Although they lost 14 games, the Rockets dropped seven matches by one goal and three games by two goals last season. They also lost four division matches in overtime. This year, R-B looks to get over that hump behind the leadership of seven returning starters. “I think we have some older guys who can lead us to wins,” DeCaluwe said. (NWHerald 8/25/12)