QUINCY -- The Rock Island girls' soccer team suffered a 5-0 Western Big 6 Conference loss to Quincy a Flinn Stadium on Saturday. The Rocks were outshot 49-0 in their second loss in as many matches this season.
"I think we were just definitely outmatched," Rocky coach Conan Dalton said.
Madison Cowman and Taylor Eisenberg each scored a goal to put Quincy up 2-0less than 15 minutes into the match, and Kaleigh Kuhlman scored on low rocket shots in the 30th and 32nd minutes. Kayla Bunch rounded out the scoring by finishing a corner kick cross from Madison Bruce in the 77th minute. Bunch assisted two of the first-half goals.
Had it not been for a couple diving saves from Rocky senior goalie Maggie Williams, Quincy (5-1, 2-0 Big 6) would hav escored a couple more times in the second half.
"She did a nice job," Quincy coach Travis Dinkheller said of Williams. "Even late in the game, we had several (chances) from the wing that she came out and stymied. She¹s a nice goalkeeper. She does a good job."
Rocky (0-2, 0-1) hosts Alleman in a Big 6 match on Tuesday.
Moline 9, Pekin 0: The Maroons won their second match in three days on the strength of six first-half goals. Hannah Navarette recorded a hat trick and added an assist. Moline (3-2) received two goals apiece from Sarah Hillbloom and Bri Hughes, who also tallied two assists. Kelsi Smith and Jamie Althiser capped the Moline scoring.
Alleman 7, Macomb 0: Andria Serra's three goals helped Alleman to its second consecutive victory. Emily Bollman, Olivia Gonzalez, Mary Kim Tadda and Maggie Murphy also had goals for the Pioneers (2-1). Bollman and Katie Johannes each had two assists.
Freeport 5, United Township 1: The Pretzels scored three goals in the first nine minutes to hand United Township (1-1) the loss at the Panther Pitch. Alyssa Diaz ended the scoring binge with a goal off a Katie Johnson assist in the 30th minute, but Freeport ended the half with two more goals.
Orion-Sherrard 1, Dixon 1: Down a goal with seven minutes left in regulation, Orion-Sherrard tied the match when Malerie West converted a Cassidy Clark pass for a goal.
Today is Saturday, March 8, the 67th day of 2014. There are 298 days left in the year. 1864 -- 150 years ago: The price of board for single gentlemen occupying rooms in Davenport hotels has been raised to $10 per week. 1889 -- 125 years ago: Dr. J.W. Stewart was elected president of the Rock Island County Bible Society. 1914 -- 100 years ago: Mrs. I.O. Nothstein, Rock Island, was named president of the Woman's Home and Foreign Missionary Society of the Twin Cities. 1939 -- 75 years ago: Athel Young, wife of Chic Young, who draws the internationally famous "Blondie" comic strip, has been visiting her mother, Mrs. John Miller, in Rock Island for three weeks. The Youngs' infant son accompanied his mother. 1964 -- 50 years ago: 750 students from 30 northern Illinois high schools will take part in the Class D state finals music contest to be held next Saturday on the Augustana College campus. 1989 -- 25 years ago: A near capacity crowd shook the rafters at Wharton field House in Moline Tuesday night. When the decibel level returned to normal, Alleman's Pioneers had pulled out a 54-49 victory over the Orion Chargers. The win advanced Alleman into the Elite Eight for the first time in 25 years.