Memory Lane: Centennial girls' soccer
EACH WEEK, WE'LL TAKE A LOOK BACK AT A MEMORABLE MOMENT IN PREPS HISTORY, THANKS TO THE WORDS OF THE NEWS-GAZETTE
Unity 6, Monticello 4. AUSTIN FENDER outdueled Monticello's JACOB WILLIAMS, picking up the win in a three-hit, 10-strikeout effort while pitching around four errors. The Sages made three errors behind Williams, who allowed four hits and struck out 11. CONNOR GRACE had an RBI double for the Rockets.
CHAMPAIGN — When first-year St. Thomas More girls' soccer coach James Johnson addressed his team in the preseason, he wrote a list of goals on a chalkboard. One of them was to win a regional championship, something that's never been done in school history.
"They didn't quite believe it at first," Johnson said.
We asked Fred Kroner for his thoughts on the area Class 2A soccer tournament, which begins next week. His thoughts:
TEAM (previous) W-L
1. Mahomet-Seymour (1) 13-2-1 — Team has posted 12 shutouts
2. Centennial (2) 9-8-3 — Three losses by one-goal margins
3. St. Thomas More (5) 13-5-1 — Sabers 3-2 in one-goal outcomes
4. Champaign Central (3) 11-8 — Shut out in six losses
Heritage 10, St. Thomas More 0. Winning pitcher HILARY SMITH (eight strikeouts) and BRITTANY LATHAM (four RBI) each had three hits to power the visiting Hawks, who got two hits, including a solo home run, from MICAELA CHILDRESS.
Bismarck-Henning 12, Hoopeston Area 2. LEXI BALLARD had three hits and an RBI and ASHLEE RONTO added two hits and three RBI to lead the visiting Blue Devils. The Cornjerkers got two hits and an RBI from SYDNEY CLARK.
Photos from the high school girls soccer match between Mahomet-Seymour and St Thomas More in Mahomet on Saturday, May 5, 2012.