Andrew senior Connor Gountounas was a three-sport athlete in junior high, but none of the sports was soccer. "In eighth grade, I played basketball, baseball and volleyball," he said. "I hadn't played soccer since I was maybe 8 or 9. But sophomore year I missed the sport and I was looking for something to play in the fall, so I figured I'd give it a go." Gountounas planned to play for just one season, then focus on either basketball or baseball.
For Bulls Prep senior Jesus Ochoa, the PepsiCo Showdown has represented a chance to put his school more firmly on the map. Opened in 2009 as part of the Noble Network of Charter High Schools, Bulls Prep has quickly become a soccer power. The Bulls have dominated the Noble Conference and advanced to a Class 2A sectional championship game in 2016. It took penalty kicks for eventual state runner-up Mount Carmel to end Bulls Prep's run. Still, Ochoa feels the Near West Side school has been overlooked.
St. Laurence had a late lead and momentum on its side Tuesday night, but Mount Carmel had Josiah Ash. Ash, a senior midfielder and the Daily Southtown 2016 Boys Soccer Player of the Year, demonstrated his ability to take over a game. He scored twice over the final 19 minutes to lift the visiting Caravan to a 2-1 victory in a Catholic League crossover. "We have a lot of guys on our team that can step up," Ash said. "This was just my day. The next game, it could be anyone else's.
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