LAGRANGE PARK – Nazareth Academy soccer forward, Christopher Tovar, is closing in on his record number of goals from the previous season, High School Cube News reports. According to High School Cube News,
"About the last thing Christopher Tovar expected when the soccer season began was a repeat of last year.
As a junior, he scored an improbable 26 goals last season for Nazareth. This year, he entered last week having already scored 23 goals. He’s still been able to find the back of the net despite battling double- or triple-teams from opponents focused on stopping the 5-foot-9, 165-pound forward.
“I’m just trying to help my teammates,” Tovar said. “I knew I was going to get double-teamed. Now I try to find other (teammates) that keep moving around.”
As Nazareth closes in on the postseason, Tovar and his teammates want to erase bad memories of last year’s first-round regional upset by Little Village, 4-3 in penalty kicks.
The Roadrunners (10-6-1) have the sixth seed in the Class 2A Riverside-Brookfield Sectional and play 12th-seeded Lindblom in the Cristo Rey Regional at 5 p.m. Oct. 23.
One of Tovar’s goals this postseason is to lead Nazareth to its first sectional title. The Roadrunners won 2A regional titles from 2009-10."
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