Alleman romps, advances to 1A regional soccer final

Posted Online: May 07, 2013, 10:25 pm
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Thirty seconds was all it took for the Alleman girls' soccer team to make a statement.

Andria Serra's goal off a Katie Johannes feed 30 seconds into the Class 1A Alleman Regional semifinal gave the top-seeded Pioneers a quick lead. From there, Alleman rolled to an 11-0 win over fourth-seeded DePue at McKenzie Field on Tuesday evening.

"Coming out hard and fast and putting the team away right away was a priority. We did that," Alleman coach Randy Bollman said. "That was good."

Alleman (11-3), which meets second-seeded Princeton in Friday's regional final, scored four goals on its first four shots. All four came in the first five minutes.

Emily Bollman scored three of those goals, two coming off Johannes assists. Johannes and Serra scored 59 seconds apart to increase the lead to 6-0.The Pioneers capped their scoring with five goals in an 11-minute span. Raven Wyatt and Lexie Mallary each had two goals in that stretch, with Ellie Mitton providing the other one.

One match away from their first regional title in 10 years, the Pioneers enter the final having won six out of their last seven games.

"The confidence is high," Randy Bollman said. "They're playing smart soccer. They're doing what they need to do. A lot of confidence going into (the final)."

Geneseo 8, Sterling 1: The Maple Leafs scored four times in the first 10 minutes during their Northern Illinois Big 12 Conference West Division win at Roscoe Eads Stadium. Mallory Wirth and Hannah Pace each scored twice in the win. Geneseo (13-2-1) also received goals from Rachel Morton, Heather Setser, Rachel Smith and Jordan DePauw.


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