October is the month of championships when it comes to IHSA soccer and the Herscher program. The team finished out the regular season on a two-game winning streak with victories over Wilmington and Crete-Monee.
Throughout the entirety of the season, the Tigers have built up chemistry while posting a solid regular season record of 16-8. It may not have been the amount of losses the team hoped for, but none of them matter if the squad can win out over the next few weeks. The Tigers’ sole problem thus far has been putting the ball in the back of the net netting only 67 goals, but the opposition can’t win if they can’t score. The team has only allowed 20 goals, putting up 14 shut outs led by senior keeper Jack Holohan. Head Coach Alan High said, “The second half of the season has seen an uptick of scoring, and we hope that it can continue into the latter half of the year.”
The veteran Tigers may still have a sour taste in their mouths after two consecutive sectional championship losses to Manteno and Peotone. High’s team will possibly have the opportunity to end both conference rivals’ seasons as they could meet Peotone in the sectional semifinal at Reed Custer, and Manteno in the sectional championship at the same location.
The regional semifinal took place on Wednesday in Hoopeston.