Girls Soccer: Homewood-Flossmoor knocks off Andrew; Sandburg also a winner
Updated: May 23, 2012 8:53PM
Homewood-Flossmoor’s 1-0 loss to Andrew happened nearly two months ago, but it was fresh in the minds of the Vikings heading into Wednesday’s rematch.
“We were really fired up to play them again,” H-F’s Sammy Larocca said. “I was ready to kick butt and take no prisoners.”
The host Vikings rode a defense led by Larocca and a first-half goal from Chrissy Coderre to a 1-0 win in a Class 3A sectional semifinal.
The goal was created 24 minutes in by a strong play from Kristi Spratt, who beat a defender down the middle of the field before passing to Coderre on the right side of the box, where Coderre finished to give H-F (16-5-2) the only score it would need.
“I thought (Spratt) was going to take it, but she passed it through,” Coderre said. “The goalie was out and I just aimed for the far post.”
Kaitlyn Kosary (3 saves) stopped Ali Farkos’ penalty shot early in the second half to keep Andrew (10-11-2) alive.
With Katie Truesdale and Sydney Gountounas leading the attack, the T-bolts created some strong second-half chances, but could not finish.
Larocca marked Truesdale, and slowed Andrew’s record-holder for career goals.
“I knew I could take her,” Larocca said. “There’s no way a girl’s getting past me. I have that drive.”
Kim Boehm recorded the shutout.
Sandburg 2, Stagg 0: In her first start in goal in place of Nicole Kulovitz (mono), Jayna Kozlowski made four saves and posted the shutout for the Eagles (15-5-4).
“I was nervous at first, but I knew my backline had my back,” Kozlowski said. “This feels really good.”
Carly Katalinic and Shannon Stearns dominated defensively in front of Kozlowski.
Katalinic also scored the Eagles’ first goal, heading home a Sioban Mulvey cross on a corner kick with 14:20 left in the first half.
Meghan Carmody’s goal early in the second made it 2-0.
Claire Heneghan made 10 saves for Stagg (14-7-1).