Archive for October, 2010

Overtime move proves golden for Notre Dame

October 30th, 2010
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2010 Sectional Champions

Peoria Journal Star

PEORIA – Vince Cicciarelli: You can’t stop him, you can only hope to contain him.

And for the majority of a Class 2A sectional title match Friday night, Morton’s double- and triple-teaming slowed the Notre Dame All-American.

But a bold move by Irish coach Mike Bare at the end of regulation broke the Potters’ defensive chains, and Cicciarelli found the golden goal in ND’s 2-1 overtime victory.

The victory propels Notre Dame (23-1-0) to the New Lenox Supersectional. On Tuesday night at Lincoln-Way West, the Irish will meet Lemont.

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#5 PND 2, Morton 1 (1 OT)
Halftime Score: ND 1, MOR 1
Shots: ND 27, MOR 2
Corners: ND 8, MOR 1
Fouls: ND 7, MOR 15
Offsides: ND 2, MOR 0
ND Goals: Frampton 2:20 (Lazzari), V. Cicciarelli 86:24 (Gilfillan)
Morton Goals: Rodriguez 38:34 (Hasinger)

Notre Dame captures fifth consecutive regional title

October 25th, 2010
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2010 Regional Champions

AT METAMORA: An early goal and a late flurry helped Notre Dame claim its fifth regional title in a row, 5-0 over the hosts.

Cody Gilfillan and Vince Cicciarelli each scored twice for the Irish (21-1-0), who will take a 19-game win streak into their sectional semi against Galesburg on Tuesday at 7:00 at Notre Dame.

Gilfillan’s first goal came just 4:40 into the match and gave the Notre Dame defense all it needed to secure the victory. His second goal, in the 48th minute, was followed by a pair from Cicciarelli (63rd, 75th) and one from Brett Lane (80th).

Chris Donner had 17 saves for Metamora (13-2-5).


#5 PND 5, Metamora 0
Halftime Score: ND 1, MET 0
Shots on Goal: ND 22, MET 1
Corners: ND 7, MET 0
Fouls: ND 13, MET 10
Offsides: ND 1, MET 0
Goals: Gilfillan 4:40 (Buck), Gilfillan 47:14 (Lane), V. Cicciarelli 62:28 (unassisted), V. Cicciarelli 74:14 (Frampton), Lane 79:56 (V. Cicciarelli)

Strong second half leads ND to shutout win over Morton

October 15th, 2010
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2010 Senior Night

Peoria Notre Dame capped off senior night in style with a 6-0 shutout win over Mid-Illini Conference Champion Morton (14-5-1). PND scored 5 second half goals with the first coming just 25 seconds into the second half. PND finishes the regular season with a 19-1 overall record and a #6 national ranking by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America, the highest ranking in program history.

PND enters postseason play next Wednesday, October 20th at 4:30 pm against Peoria Central as part of the Metamora Regional. The Regional final is set for Saturday, October 23rd at 7:00 pm.


#6 PND 6, Morton 0
Halftime Score: ND 1, MOR 0
Shots on Goal: ND 14, MOR 1
Total Shots: ND 28, MOR 3
Corners: ND 4, MOR 1
Fouls: ND 23, MOR 9
Offsides: ND 1, MOR 0
ND Goals: Gilfillan 3:49 (Frampton/K. Whalen), Frampton 40:25 (Garcia), V. Cicciarelli 45:46 (Garcia), Frampton 46:51 (K. Whalen/Gilfillan), V. Cicciarelli 59:10 (Gilfillan), D. Whalen 65:38 (S. Cicciarelli)

Notre Dame rallies for win over Geneva

October 10th, 2010
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Drew Olehy

Senior Drew Olehy takes a free kick against Geneva

The following is an excerpt from the Peoria Journal Star prep highlights article.

PEORIA – The Notre Dame soccer team followed a slow start with a fast finish Saturday to knock off visiting Class 3A opponent Geneva, 3-2.

The hosts spotted the Vikings two first-half goals before rallying for their 17th win in 18 decisions.

Cody Gilfillan got the Irish on the board 50:07 into the action, on an assist from Vince Cicciarelli.

Alex Garcia tied the match at 67:00 from Drew Whalen and Cicciarelli provided the game-winner at 73:26 from Garcia.

#8 PND 3, Geneva 2
Halftime Score: ND 0, GEN 2
Shots on Goal: ND 11, GEN 4
Corners: ND 6, GEN 4
Fouls: ND 12, GEN 10
Offsides: ND 3, GEN 2
ND Goals: Gilfillan 50:07 (V. Cicciarelli), Garcia 67:00 (D. Whalen), V. Cicciarelli 73:26 (Garcia)
GEN Goals: Johnson 13:07 (Wahl), Butz 26:02 (Henriksen)

Peoria Notre Dame makes return to St. Louis triumphant

October 3rd, 2010
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2010 Gateway Classic TeamThe following is an excerpt from Sheldon Shealer’s ESPN RISE article covering the Gateway City Soccer Classic.

ST. LOUIS — The last time Peoria Notre Dame (Peoria, Ill.) boys’ soccer visited the St. Louis area, it left with a mixed bag of results.

First, there was a dramatic, 3-2 victory over then POWERADE FAB 50-ranked Christian Brothers College (St. Louis, Mo.) Sept. 3, followed by a crushing, 3-0 loss to unranked Chaminade (St. Louis, Mo.) the next day.

The Irish were back in Greater St. Louis this weekend — on the other side of the Mississippi River — for the Gateway City Soccer Classic, and this time walked away with a convincing bracket championship.

After handling Scott (Taylor Mill, Ky.), 4-1, Friday, the Irish defeated defending Indiana state champ Zionsville (Zionsville, Ind.), 4-2, and O’Fallon (O’Fallon, Ill.), 4-0, Saturday in the O’Fallon Bracket final.

“When we went to St. Louis [in September], we didn’t play to the level we could play, we weren’t ready for the speed of play,” Irish coach Mike Bare said. “We came back down, we were tested again and I think we’ve made some nice strides since our first trip to St. Louis.”

While Notre Dame’s title run did not pit the team against any ranked opponents, the bracket did include perennial Indiana power Evansville Memorial (Evansville, Ind.), Kentucky state-ranked Trinity (Louisville, Ky.) and FAB 50-ranked Marquette University (Milwaukee, Wis.), which was upset by O’Fallon.

Peoria Notre Dame’s 12 goals were the most scored by any of the 42 teams competing at this year’s tournament.

Notre Dame commit Vince Cicciarelli scored two goals in both the semifinal and final, while Kevin Whalen scored twice against Zionsville. Bradley commit Cody Gilfillan, who had a goal and two assists in the Friday win over Scott, assisted one of Cicciarelli’s goals in the final.


Friday 10/1 First Round
#38 PND 4, Scott (KY) 1

Halftime Score: ND 2, SCOTT 0
Shots on Goal: ND 12, SCOTT 5
Corners: ND 3, SCOTT 1
Fouls: ND 14, SCOTT 9
Offsides: ND 3, SCOTT 1
ND Goals: K. Whalen 6:20 (V. Cicciarelli), Garcia 15:06 (Gilfillan), D. Whalen 41:11 (Gilfillan/Lane), Gilfillan 47:13 (D. Whalen)
SCOTT Goals: Robbins 74:00 (unassisted)
Saves: ND Streid 4, SCOTT Supe 8

Saturday 10/2 Semifinal
#38 PND 4, Zionsville (IN) 2

Halftime Score: ND 0, ZION 1
Shots on Goal: ND 11, ZION 4
Corners: ND 6, ZION 3
Fouls: ND 21, ZION 13
Offsides: ND 0, ZION 2
ND Goals: K. Whalen 46:00 (Gilfillan), V. Cicciarelli 47:22 (K. Whalen), K. Whalen 71:26 (Garcia), V. Cicciarelli 76:49 (Garcia)
ZION Goals: #25 31:42 (#4), #9 41:22 (unassisted)
Saves: ND Auer 2, ZION #0 7

Saturday 10/2 Championship
#38 PND 4, O’Fallon 0

Halftime Score: ND 2, OFALL 0
Shots on Goal: ND 17, OFALL 2
Corners: ND 6, OFALL 1
Fouls: ND 28, OFALL 7
Offsides: ND 3, OFALL 4
ND Goals: V. Cicciarelli 19:02 (Gilfillan/K. Whalen), V. Cicciarelli 38:28 (Lazzari), Stockman 46:33 (Gilfillan/Lane), Frampton 78:09 (Olehy)
Saves: ND Streid 2, OFALL #0 13