Raiders give Railsplitters left-footed boot, cap week with another shutout

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LINCOLN, Ill. — Left proved to be the best way for the Quincy Notre Dame boys soccer team to go Saturday.

The Raiders scored four left-footed goals in a 5-0 victory over Lincoln, shut out their second straight opponent and gave themselves a boost going into a tough week.

The lone right-footed goal gave QND the lead in the 12th minute as senior forward Leo Cann carried into open space and ripped a low liner from 20 yards out under the arms of the Lincoln goalkeeper. In the 22nd minute, Elliott Hendrian took a pass from the left corner and placed a left-footed shot into the far netting for a 2-0 halftime edge.

Six minutes into the second half, Cann was able to run down a ball deflected long, take it away from a defender, turn from the left corner and cross a ball into open space in the box. Brody Jones filled the space from the midfield and finished a left-footed shot.

Six minutes later, Jones and Cann connected to set up another goal. Off a restart, Cann played the ball to the left wing where Jones ran onto it and drove a cross to the far post. Mason Monteyne was left unmarked and placed a left-footed volley into the net for a 4-0 advantage.

The final goal came off another restart as Jones swung a restart deep to the right side of the box. Rylan Fischer settled the ball and hammered a right-footed shot home.

Max Frericks and the QND defense recorded the shutout.

QND (3-2) will play at Springfield on Tuesday and against Quincy High School at Flinn Stadium on Thursday before heading to Schaumburg on the weekend to face Normal Community and Mendota.

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