Irish boys soccer team earns fifth consecutive trip to 2A state finals
By JANE MILLER
Peoria Journal Star
LEMONT – Qualifying for the boys state soccer finals is getting to be a habit for Notre Dame.
The Irish will play on the final weekend for the fifth year in a row after a 4-0 win Tuesday night over Chicago Washington at the Lemont High School Sports Complex.
Notre Dame faces West Chicago Wheaton Academy at 11 a.m. Friday in the Class 2A state semifinals at Frankfort Lincoln-Way North High School.
It took Notre Dame (20-2-2) more than 30 minutes to get on the scoreboard, on an unassisted goal by Ben Fiddes with 9:34 left in the half.
“Before we scored, we felt like we had the run of play,” Notre Dame coach Mike Bare said. “We were generating a lot of corners, and we had a lot of set plays, so we were a little disappointed it took us so long to find the net. But I was proud of the fact that once we found the net, we stayed on it and got a second one, which I think ultimately put us on the right track in getting a win tonight.”
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