Chaps dominate final conference match

Ben Grote, Sports Editor

On Oct. 15, College of DuPage played against Madison Community College on COD’s football field, resulting in a 3-0 win for the Chaparrals. This was a very important win for the Chaparrals because they will either share the conference title with Rock Valley or come in second depending on Rock Valley’s performance in their next two conference games.


The game was a battle from start to finish, with many plays nearly resulting in fouls due to aggressive behavior. The ball was constantly being stolen from both teams, and both teams struggled to possess the ball for long periods of time.


Despite both teams playing extremely hard, the Chaparrals had a huge advantage to their team, and her name is Angela Toritto.


During the first half of the game, there wasn’t a true controller of the game, until Toritto made the first goal for COD. After this, Toritto was able to score two more consecutive goals, which brought up COD to a comfortable position.


These three goals didn’t deter the Madison Wolfpack from trying their hardest. This was evident as they took the ball and neared the Chaparrals’ goal many times during the rest of the first half. Unfortunately for the Wolfpack, the four shots on goal they made on COD were rendered useless, resulting in the 3-0 lead for the Chaps.


During the second half, the game was even more intense as Madison attempted to bring their score up. The Wolfpack took four more shots on goal in the second half, all of which didn’t find their way into the Chaparrals’ net. The Chaparrals took the same amount of goal attempts, which also proved to be ineffective against Madison’s maneuverable goalie.


Coach William Fajkus remarked on the Chaparrals’ performance.


“COD is a better team, and I think that the scoreboard shows that. I wasn’t surprised at all at the end result, and I think we deserve it. The girls played very well overall, and I’m pretty happy with this game.”

COD’s women’s soccer ended their conference with a 9-1 record.