Girls soccer: Jacobs downs rival Dundee-Crown
Jacobs scored three times in the second half to defeat host Dundee-Crown 3-0 Tuesday in Fox Valley Valley soccer action in Carpentersville.
Both teams played an even first half which ended in a scoreless tie. The game was very physical at times which resulted in many fouls and a yellow card for Jacobs.
Jacobs (12-7-3, 2-2) and Dundee-Crown (2-16, 0-3) each had a few scoring chances, but keepers Alyssa Koeppler of Jacobs and Ali Sanders of Dundee-Crown were up to the challenge.
The second half started off very similar until the Golden Eagles got on the board with a goal from Catie Sherman at 21:13.
“Margaret Rivera placed a perfect kick towards the goal and I was very fortunate to be in the right place at the right time to get us on the scoreboard,” said Sherman.
Once the first goal went in it seemed to really energize Jacobs.
“We made some adjustments at halftime and really stressed that we wanted to just keep pressure on,” said Jacobs coach A.J. Cappello. “Dundee-Crown put up a great effort today, and I was happy we were able to get the victory.”
The Golden Eagles notched their second goal of the game at the 13:46 mark this time off the foot of junior Amy Rigby.
“Erin Flores gave a great pass through traffic and I was able to put it in,” said Rigby.
Jacobs would put the game out of reach when sophomore Kelly Grady was able to put in her own rebound at 5:33 to make the score 3-0.
Koeppler made three saves to earn her eighth shutout of the season.
For Dundee-Crown, Tuesday was another game that just got away from the Chargers at the end.
“I wish we could have replicated our play from the first half in the second half today,” said Chargers coach Sebastian Falinski. “The wheels kind of fell off after the first goal which has been the theme all season. I’m proud of the effort the girls gave today.”