Courtesy of Triton College Athletic Department. Photo by Johnny Boston.
The Triton College men’s soccer team now shifts their attention to the playoffs after avenging their only loss of the season in a 3-0 win over Milwaukee Area Technical College Oct. 10 in River Grove.The Trojans finish the regular season with a 13-1 record and earned the top seed and a first-round bye in the Region IV Division III Tournament which begins later on this month. More details on Triton’s road to defend the Region IV title will come soon once the full bracket is officially determined.
The victory over the Stormers was sweet revenge for the Trojans who did not play their best soccer in a 2-0 defeat at Milwaukee Oct. 5. However, Triton responded after the loss with three-straight shutout wins over Joliet (1-0), Waubonsee (5-0) and Milwaukee to go into the playoffs on a positive note.
Jakub Gurgul (Taft) scored a pair goals to pace the Trojan attack. The freshman leads the team in goals with 10 and is ranked among the top scorers in the nation with 23 points.
Freshman Inal Gamonov (Maine East) continued his great season with two more assists to up his total to 18 on the season. Gamonov is ranked second in the nation in the category.
Valentine Garcia (Foreman) notched his first goal of the year for Triton and Dawid Wisniewski (East Leyden) added an assist.
Goalkeeper Jorge Perez (East Aurora) made four saves, including a terrific diving save to his left off a Milwaukee header to preserve the shutout midway through the second half.