Irish blast past the Potters soccer at ND
Notre Dame soccer team wins sixth straight sectional with 8-2 result over Morton
By JOSH WESSLER
Peoria Journal Star
PEORIA – Some came dressed as ghosts. Others came costumed as clowns, and at least one showed up as a crayon. The Notre Dame boys soccer team came as a tank batallion.
And by showcasing the offensive firepower that has obliterated opposing defenses all season long, the host Irish rolled right along their intended postseason path Friday night with an 8-2 victory over Morton in the Class 2A Notre Dame Sectional championship.
The victory, which netted the program’s sixth sectional title in succession and 15th overall, moves Notre Dame to within one win of a return to the Class 2A state finals.
The next stop in the Irish’s journey will be the Lemont Supersectional, where they will face the winner of Saturday’s New Lenox Sectional match between Burbank St. Laurence and Chicago Washington at 7 p.m. Tuesday.
Playing in front of a visibly cold yet partially costumed crowd, the Irish (19-2-2) wasted little time signalling their intentions against a Morton (13-9-3) side it had to rally to defeat (3-1) just a few weeks prior.
And after firing off a few early warning shots, the Irish effectively set the tone for the evening when J.J. Slomba buried a loose ball in the box for the game’s first goal just 4:14 into the match.
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