Prep soccer roundup: QHS falls at home, QND loses twice in tourney, Hannibal finishes second in Pirate Shootout
QUINCY — For 60 minutes, the Quincy High School boys soccer team played with the poise and passion that could make it a regional contender. The final 20 minutes, however, included miscues that resulted in another loss.
O’Fallon scored twice in the closing stretch Saturday, pulling away for a 3-1 victory at Flinn Stadium. The Blue Devils (2-5) and the Panthers (6-1) could wind up facing each other in the Class 3A postseason.
The Illinois HIgh School Association has not released postseason sites or assignments, but based on recent history, the two will end up in the same sectional complex.
O’Fallon scored in the 25th minute and carried a 1-0 lead to halftime. QHS answered in the 44th minute when Logan Epping scored off an assist from Josh Stupavsky. The Panthers regained the lead in the 60th minute when Gavin McNamara scored on a 25-yard shot. Carson Nix made it a 3-1 edge when he scored in the 70th minute.
Raiders battle, but fall twice
SCHAUMBURG, Ill. — The Quincy Notre Dame boys soccer team suffered a pair of losses Saturday in the BodyArmor Series Tournament, falling to Normal Community in a penalty-kick shooting and losing 4-1 to Chicago Cristo Rey.
Against Normal Community, QND senior forward Leo Cann scored a first-half goal to put the Raiders up 1-0 at halftime. The Ironmen answered with a second-half goal and then won the PK shootout 4-2.
Against Cristo Rey, the Raiders fell behind 1-0 before Cann scored to make it 1-1 at halftime. The Raiders (3-5) surrendered three second-half goals.
Pirates take second in own tourney
HANNIBAL, Mo. — Hannibal sophomore midfielder Chase Askey scored his first career goal — the game-winning goal — in a 3-2 victory over Sikeston on Saturday in the semifinals of the Pirate Shootout at Veterans Field.
The Pirates suffered a 1-0 loss in overtime to Columbia Hickman in the championship.
In Friday’s tournament opener, Hannibal beat Macomb 8-1 with Bodie Rollins netting three goals and two assists, while junior midfielder Austin Salerno and freshman midfielder Brody Wilson each scored their first career goals.
Saturday morning against Sikeston, Rollins scored two goals while Salerno and Colton Dryden each had an assist.
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