High school boys soccer: Dundee-Crown rallies for draw with Larkin
CARPENTERSVILLE – Dundee-Crown assistant boys soccer coach Sebastian Falinski admitted that junior goalkeeper Damian Smiech still has some room for improvement.
But a kick save late in the second half in a tie game against Larkin on Saturday morning showed the potential the Chargers may have for the rest of this season and next.
As a result of the reaction stop, Smiech preserved a 1-1 draw as D-C remained unbeaten with the nonconference result.
Moving to his right, Smiech reached out with his left leg and got just enough of a shot off the foot of Larkin forward Alex Ramirez to keep the score level.
"I was just trying to get an idea of which way he was going to shoot," said Smiech, who made four saves in the match. "It was pretty much just a quick reaction save. Luckily, I was able to stick my foot out and kick it away in time."
He finished the day with four saves, but none more difficult than his last with just over seven minutes remaining.