Herald-Whig

Raiders get first shut out against Explorers

By THE HERALD-WHIG STAFF
Posted: Sep. 10, 2019 12:20 am

JACKSONVILLE, Ill. -- The Quincy Notre Dame boys soccer team earned its first shutout of the season Monday by handing previously-undefeated Alton Marquette a 4-0 defeat at Illinois College.

The Raiders (3-3) suffered their worst loss of the season when Gateway Legacy Christian Academy walked away from Quincy University' Legacy Stadium with a 6-0 victory, but QND coach Greg Reis said his team did well to shake that loss off and defeat a quality opponent.

"Marquette came into this game at 5-0-2 while playing against some quality Class A opponents in South Illinoi, so it was good to get this win," Reis said. "We still have to go back to the drawing board to clean up some things, but we should still be fine with that."

Jacob Hoyt put the Raiders on the board with a goal in the 10th minute on an assist by Seth Anderson, then Tanner Anderson made it a 2-0 game in the 35th minute. The Explorers had a few chances to put points on the scoreboard before halftime but QND goalkeeper Griffin Kirn held strong and kept the sheet clean.

"This was Griffin's best game of the season," Reis said of Kirn, who finished with eight saves.

Ben Frerichs made it a 3-0 Raider advantage with a goal in the 77th minute on a Tanner Anderson assist, then a minute later Anderson scored his second goal of the game for a 4-0 lead.

Anderson has been limited in the early going this season due to injuries but he is starting to get healthier and impact the game more.

"Tanner is more than capable of playing really well, but a couple of injuries have been bothering him in the preseason and the first four or five games," Reis said. "This is the first time he's really contributed significant minutes."