Forward Quincy Kellett is already making her mark on the Rosary girls soccer team, just two games into her high school career.
The freshman scored both of the Royals’ goals in the team’s 2-0 victory over Kaneland on Wednesday afternoon in Aurora. The goals were Kellett’s first in a high school game.
“I honestly didn’t think I’d be on varsity as a freshman,” said Kellett. “Scoring was really exciting, I really wanted to score in our first home game. My teammates gave me good passes, and I took advantage of them.”
Rosary (2-0) head coach Kristy Kane was pleased to see Kellett rewarded for the hard work the freshman has put in at practice.
“I think it’s important for young players, especially when they’re doing the right things and working hard, to be rewarded with goals,” said Kane. “It’s great for her to get that confidence right off the bat. She’s got great speed, she’s a smart player and she’s working hard.”
Midfielder Kaitlin Johnson’s perfect entry pass set up Rosary’s first goal. Kellett received the pass, split two defenders, and put the ball in the back of the net from five yards out to give the Royals a 1-0 lead with 17 minutes left in the first half.
In the final minute of the first half, Kellett scored her second goal of the game off a beautiful crossing pass from midfielder Molly Piech.
“The second one was all luck, being in the right place at the right time,” said Kellett. “I just make my runs and my team puts the ball on my feet.”
The Royals have won their first two games of the season, and Kane credits the positive attitude the team possessed before its first game.
“We’re really united as a team and I think winning helps keep them positive,” said Kane. “We just need to keep winning, keep working on scoring more goals, and keep that positive feeling and team chemistry.”
I wrote this story for the Chicago Sun-Times and Aurora Beacon.