Blue Devils suffer first loss of season as PK is deciding goal in WB6 setback to Leafs

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GENESEO, Ill. — The depth the Quincy High School girls soccer worked to build during some of its early-season lopsided victories is going to be put to the test against some of the most stiff competition the Blue Devils will face.

The Blue Devils likely will go into Thursday’s game at Chatham Glenwood without three starters following Tuesday night’s 1-0 loss to Geneseo in Western Big 6 Conference play.

Already without senior defender Ava Soltwedel, who is sitting out under concussion protocol after getting wiped out during Monday’s game, the Blue Devils saw senior forward Breighlyn Thomas go down with an ankle injury and junior midfielder Rian Moore pick up two yellow cards and get disqualified.

It made the Blue Devils’ first loss of ther season doubly deflating.

Geneseo’s Katlyn Seaman converted a penalty kick in the 50th minute, scoring after Quincy was whistled for a pushing foul at the top of the box, to give the Leafs a leg up in the WB6 title chase.

Geneseo is 11-2 overall and 5-0 in the WB6, while Quincy falls to 8-1-3 overall and 4-1 in the league.

The Blue Devils, who outshot the Leafs 5-1 in the first half, had a goal waived off midway through the first half when they were called for offsides following a corner kick.

“The momentum shift after we thought we scored was tough,” Quincy coach Travis Dinkheller said.

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