College notebook: Hawks coming alive offensively at right time
Women's College Soccer

College notebook: Hawks coming alive offensively at right time

As stingy as the Quincy University women's soccer team has been the final five games of the regular season, Hawks coach Marc Hager is more encouraged by the offensive output. The Hawks went 4-0-1 in that stretch, scoring 15 goals and climbing...

One Step Closer: Raiders one victory from completing their mission
Prep Boys Soccer

One Step Closer: Raiders one victory from completing their mission

EAST PEORIA, Ill. -- There was one thing the Quincy Notre Dame boys soccer players wanted to make clear following Friday night's Class 1A state semifinal victory. Playing seven postseason games wasn't the mission. Seven victories was. All it takes...

Men's College Soccer

Trail Blazers' season ends in Region 24 tourney loss

O'FALLON, Mo. -- The John Wood Community College men's soccer team's season came to a end in a 6-1 loss to Lewis & Clark in the Region 24 Tournament Friday afternoon at Rush Soccer Park. JWCC ends with a 9-6 record in the program's first year after the reb

Whittaker, Raiders get timing right on set pieces
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Whittaker, Raiders get timing right on set pieces

EAST PEORIA, Ill. -- As one of the targets for most restarts or corner kicks the Quincy Notre Dame boys soccer team takes in the attacking third, Ben Whittaker knows his job is more than to just win balls in the air. It's also to finish.

Knee injury fueled record-setting career for Murphy
Prep Boys Soccer

Knee injury fueled record-setting career for Murphy

QUINCY -- The biggest obstacles lead to the greatest rewards. Mitchell Murphy has come to believe that's true. Two years ago, heading into his sophomore season playing soccer at Quincy Notre Dame, Murphy suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament...

Prep Boys Soccer

Inside the tourney field: A closer at the Class 1A soccer teams

Chicago Soto Record: 16-6-2 Coach: Matthew Ribbens (44-13-4 at Acero/Soto, third season). Tournament history: First state appearance. Extra points: The school was originally named the UNO Soccer Academy, but changed its name in 2017 to meet IHSA...

Hawks build momentum heading into GLVC Tournament
Men's College Soccer

Hawks build momentum heading into GLVC Tournament

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- The Quincy University men's soccer team regained some of its mojo heading into the Great Lakes Valley Conference Tournament. QU freshman forward Kingsford Adjei scored in the 63rd minute and the defense posted its second shutout...

Trail Blazers nearly use all nine lives to advance
Men's College Soccer

Trail Blazers nearly use all nine lives to advance

NORMAL, Ill. -- John Wood Community College men's soccer coach Bob Cowman had eight different players practice penalty kicks Tuesday night just in case Wednesday's Region 24 Tournament quarterfinal went to a shootout. Daniel Kellerman wasn't one...

'Insanely awesome': Raiders clear super-sectional hurdle
Prep Boys Soccer

'Insanely awesome': Raiders clear super-sectional hurdle

RAYMOND, Ill. -- Belleville Althoff happened to be the opposition Tuesday night, but the recent history of super-sectional heartache loomed as the larger foe. The Quincy Notre Dame boys soccer team sidestepped both with the composure of a true contender.

Women's College Soccer

Meza, Monteiro score two each for HLGU

HANNIBAL, Mo. -- The Hannibal-LaGrange University women's soccer team ended the regular season with a 5-2 victory over American Midwest Conference opponent Stephens College on Tuesday night. Stephens scored the game's first goal after just 124 seconds, but