WolfPack men’s soccer team remains unbeaten after 3 games


So far, it hasn’t mattered where the Madison College men’s soccer team has played – on the road, at its temporary Warner Park location or at another pitch in Madison. The team has found a way to remain unbeaten.

A wet playing surfaced forced the team to move its Aug. 31 game from Warner Park to Hiestand Park on Madison’s east side.

The last-minute change didn’t phase Madison College, which went on to beat the Harper Hawks, 3-2, to earn its first North Central Community College Conference win.

The team is now unbeaten at 2-0-1, having won a road game at Oglesby, Ill., and earned a tie at a game at Warner Park.

Madison College jumped out to a fast lead against Harper College, when freshman Ricardo Ramos scored 20 minutes into the game. Zach Blair earned the assist on the play.

Seven minutes later, Toby Andrews scored off of a pass from Jose Barron to give the WolfPack a 2-0 lead.

Harper College scored with about 10 minutes left in the first half, cutting into Madison College’s lead.

Eight minutes into the second half, Christian Munoz scored off of an assist form Carlos Martinez to give the WolfPack a 3-1 lead. Munoz has now scored a goal in each of Madison College’s games this season.

Harper College added a second goal midway through the second half, but Madison College was able to hold them off the rest of the way.

After traveling to Rock Valley on Sept. 2, the Madison College returns home to face Joliet Junior College on Sept. 7.

Madison College 1, Waubonsee 1

Playing its first game at its home away from home at Warner Park, Madison College posted a 1-1 tie with Waubonsee Community College on Aug. 27. Waubonsee scored first, sneaking a shot past Madison College goalie Juan Martinez nine minutes into the game. With one minute left in the first half, Munoz scored on a pass from Toby Andrews to tie the game.Martinez then shut down Waubonsee for the rest of the game, earning five saves in the game.

Madison College 8, Illinois Valley 3

Led by twin brothers Jake Andrews and Toby Andrews, five players scored goals as Madison College upend Illinois Valley Community College, 8-3, on Aug. 23.

The Andrews brothers both scored two goals, combining for half of the team’s goals in its season-opening win.

Jose Barron also scored twice for the WolfPack, while Bachirou Lo and Munoz added the other goals.