Pirates rebound for third in home tourney
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Pirates rebound for third in home tourney

HANNIBAL, Ill. -- Nathan DeStefane didn't even need one minute to help the Hannibal boys soccer team move on. The Pirates suffered a 6-0 setback to Southern Boone in the semifinals of Saturday's Pirate Shoot Out, but scored in the opening minute of the...

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Raiders outlast Ironmen for fourth win

QUINCY -- The Quincy Notre Dame boys soccer team was banged, battered and bruised when it lined up to face Normal Community at Advance Therapy Field on Saturday afternoon. Despite missing multiple starters on the pitch, the Raiders still found a way...

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Blue Devils gain confidence despite loss

QUINCY -- Quincy High School boys soccer coach Ron Bridal and his staff devoted two full practices to a style change in order to combat the firepower of Gateway Legacy Christian Academy. It worked as well as anyone could have hoped. The Blue Devils...

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VanderMaiden's two goals help Blue Devils to WB6 road victory

SILVIS, Ill. -- Quincy High School boys soccer coach Ron Bridal described Andrew VanderMaiden as a "blue collar" player. It's a fitting description of the junior forward, whose efforts following up deflected shots resulted in two goals as Quincy...

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Raiders get first shut out against Explorers

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...

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Blue Devils' defense earns WB6 shutout

STERLING, Ill. -- The longest road trip of the new Western Big Six Conference slate didn't bother the Quincy High School boys soccer team in the least. In fact, it seemed to bring out the best in the Blue Devils' defense yet again.

The missing piece: Brown provides spark in Blue Devils win over Maroons
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The missing piece: Brown provides spark in Blue Devils win over Maroons

QUINCY -- Quincy High School senior Bromley Brown missed the first three games of the boys soccer season due to a medical issue, and the Blue Devils lost all three in close fashion. Brown made his debut on Tuesday when he was subbed in early in...

Raiders rebound, Blue Devils battle during final tourney tilts
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Raiders rebound, Blue Devils battle during final tourney tilts

QUINCY -- One went on the attack. The other clamped down on the attack. If the Quincy Notre Dame and Quincy High School boys soccer teams can learn to do what the other did so well this weekend, they both will develop into tough postseason outs.

Blue Devils downed by PKs in opener
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Blue Devils downed by PKs in opener

QUINCY -- It isn't often a team experiences heartache in their first game, but the Quincy High School boys soccer team sure did Friday. The Blue Devils dominated Jacksonville for 80 minutes in their opening game of the Quincy Notre Dame Tournament...

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Area roundup: Raiders lose opener to nationally ranked Irish

The Quincy Notre Dame boys soccer team may not face another opponent as solid as Peoria Notre Dame. The Irish, ranked fifth nationally by TopDrawerSoccer.com, scored a minute into Monday's season opener...