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Boylan knocks off East to tighten hold on NIC-10 soccer standings

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ROCKFORD (WREX) — Boylan extended its NIC-10 lead to two games, beating 2nd place East, 4-0. The Titans improve to 6-0 in the conference, while East drops to 5-2, giving Boylan a 2-game lead with 3 games remaining on the Titans' schedule.

Boylan struck early in the game on a long throw-in play from Omar Andres that found the foot of Michael Koutsopanagos for a 1-0 lead less than 10 minutes into the game. The Titans would add another goal in the 1st half on a free kick from Taylor Sowell that he sent over the top of the wall of defenders and into the net for a 2-0 halftime lead. Sowell added another goal to give Boylan a little breathing room, and the Titans scored another one late in the 2nd half to preserve the 4-0 victory.

Boylan finishes with games against Freeport, Jefferson and Hononegah. Winning at least 2 of those 3 would clinch the outright NIC-10 title for the Titans.

Derek Bayne

Derek Bayne joined 13 WREX as the sports director in December of 2011. He grew up in the Chicago suburbs and moved back to Illinois after working several years in North Carolina. For any sports story ideas or tips, you can email

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