St. Anthony Advances to Soccer Regional Finals


Published on October 11 2018 6:23 am
Last Updated on October 11 2018 7:00 am
Written by Millie Lange

Effingham St. Anthony High School edged Lincolnwood, 2-1 in Class 1A regional soccer action Wednesday and that moves the Bulldogs into the championship match Friday.

Moises Lemur, a senior, scored both goals for the Bulldogs. The first goal came from a long shot with 30 minutes left in the first half. He then tallied again with three minutes left in the game from a penalty kick.  The kick was awarded after a foul to Luke Swingler.

Lincolnwood scored in the second half with 35 minutes left.

"First, I would like to say that our season has been guided by the desire to live out I  Corinthians 10:31 and bring honor to God in everything we do," said St. Anthony Coach Reyes. "Our kids played a tough opponent and we played in a way that honors God.

"We played very well in the first half and getting a lot of good opportunities. Coach Quandt has been working hard with the kids on possession and shooting and it's paying off. Our whole team played very well."

Lemur finished with two goals and seven shots on goal. Swingler, a sophomore, had three shots as well as Braedon Quandt, a senior. Junior Jack Elder had five saves.

The Bulldogs advance to meet Faith Bible Christian Academy at 4 p.m. Friday for the regional title.


Class 1A Altamont Regional

Top-seeded Newton rolled into Altamont and blanked the host Indians 10-0 to advance to the championship match.

The Eagles took a 3-0 lead in the first half then came back with seven goals. Ross Farley led the way for the Eagles with five goals while Cole Farley contributed four. Toni Tortella tallied a goal. Assists were by Tortella with four, R. Farley and C. Farley.

Newton had 16 shots, 12 on goal and one save.

Altamont had six shots, one on goal. Goalkeeper Quinn Verdeyen had two saves.

Newton will meet Hillsboro at 6 p.m. Friday for the regional championship.