Posts Tagged ‘mid-state classic’

ND rally earns title of tourney

October 4th, 2009
Alex Garcia

Freshman midfielder Alex Garcia cuts the ball in the semifinal game against Champaign Central.

Irish score three goals in second half for 3-2 win over Arlington Heights St. Viator

Peoria Journal Star

PEORIA – In order to get back into the game, the Notre Dame boys soccer team had to get back to basics Saturday night at the seventh annual Mid-State Tournament.

And once the Irish got things settled at the back, the comeback was on in a 3-2 win over Arlington Heights St. Viator.

After a sloppy first half left the hosts with a two-goal deficit in the title game of the two-day tournament, the Irish came out of the break looking like a completely different team.

Behind a gutsy performance from Vince Cicciarelli (2 goals), a clutch effort by Cody Gilfillan (1 goal) and resurgent defense, the Irish rallied to score three goals after the break.

Cicciarelli’s second goal, an unassisted strike in the 76th minute off a run through the Lions’ defense, sealed the championship for the Irish (12-2-1).

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7th Annual Mid-State Classic Kicks Off Tonight

October 2nd, 2009

The 7th Annual Mid-State Soccer Classic kicks off tonight with three games set for 5:00 at FC Peoria in Mossville. This year’s field includes Champaign Central, Charleston, Evanston, Peoria Notre Dame, Quincy Notre Dame, Sacred Heart-Griffin, St. Viator, and Waterloo Gibault.

In other first round action, Peoria Notre Dame takes on Evanston tonight at 7:00 at PND. PND students get in free to all tournament games.

Click here to view the complete tournament bracket.