URBANA — Playoff soccer seems to bring out the best in Urbana.
The Tigers, who finished second at state a year ago, stayed on track to get back with a 3-1 win against Normal University High on a wet Wednesday.
Next up for the Tigers: a rematch against Rochester, which beat Springfield in a shootout in Wednesday’s first sectional semifinal which was delayed by lightning.
Urbana lost to Rochester 3-0 in the regular season.
Against Normal U-High, Dann Musasa scored off a pass from Gesi Muharremi to create a 1-1 halftime tie. After the break, Saul Downie assisted on Daniel Leal‘s go-ahead goal.
An own goal created the final score.
That Urbana played well defensively was no surprise. The Tigers have been stingy throughout a 3-0 postseason run, Wednesday’s win following back-to-back shutouts of Mahomet-Seymour and Champaign Central.
Rochester 5, Springfield 4
Urbana 3, Normal U-High 1
Rochester vs. Urbana, 3:30 p.m.