M-S, STM land No. 1 soccer seeds
When the girls’ soccer postseason starts next week, Mahomet-Seymour will be the team to beat in Urbana’s Class 2A regional and St. Thomas More is the top seed for the Class 1A regional hosted by Urbana Uni High on the UI Turf Fields.
St. Thomas More is 10-4-1 and coming off what coach James Johnson called “undoubtedly the biggest win in program history,” which occurred last week when the Sabers topped a Normal U-High team that placed second in the Class 2A state tournament last season. STM won 5-3.
“The girls are clicking at the right time,” said Johnson, whose squad plays in the tough Quincy Notre Dame Tournament this weekend. Springfield Sacred Heart-Griffin, Morton, U-High and Rolla (Mo.) are among the other teams in the event.
STM opens the postseason Tuesday against Judah Christian.
M-S’ postseason opener May 15 will be against the winner of a May 10 match pitting Danville and the host Urbana Tigers. M-S (12-2-2) hasn’t lost to an opponent in the regional field but played a 1-1 tie against Centennial.
The Bulldogs have shut out nine opponents and have allowed one goal in five other matches. In all, the Bulldogs have yielded seven goals in their first 15 matches.
Centennial and Central renew their rivalry in the second regional semifinal match May 15.
Class 1A at UI Turf Fields
Match 1 — St. Thomas More (1) vs. Judah Christian (4), 4:30 p.m.
Match 2 — Urbana Uni High (2) vs. Monticello (3), 4:30 p.m.
FRIDAY, MAY 10 CHAMPIONSHIP
Semifinal winners, 5 p.m.
Class 2A at Urbana High School
FRIDAY, MAY 10 MATCH
Match 1 — Danville (5) at Urbana (4), 4:30 p.m.
WEDNESDAY, MAY 15 MATCHES
Match 2 — Mahomet-Seymour (1) vs. Winner Match 1, 4:30 p.m.
Match 3 — Champaign Central (2) vs. Centennial (3), 6:30 p.m.
SATURDAY, MAY 18 CHAMPIONSHIP
Semifinal winners, 3 p.m.