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Girls Soccer: Quincy Kellett Scores 4 Goals As Rosary Records 5th Shutout Of The Season

Rosary forward Quincy Kellett scored four goals in the Royals’ 8-0 victory over visiting Yorkville on Wednesday, but all the freshman could talk about was her team’s defense and its fifth shutout of the season.

“It all starts with our defense, they’ve been playing really well lately,” said Kellett, who has scored seven goals this season. “Our defense was a big help in all of our goals today.”

Goalie Lauren Frasca recorded her fifth clean sheet in as many games. The Royals dominated possession of the ball and Yorkville only got off one shot in the game. Frasca’s lone save came with just 15 seconds left in the second half.

“We want to make it so that Frasca doesn’t have to touch the ball,” said Rosary coach Kristy Kane. “We have such strong defense and we play with the ball primarily on the other team’s end. Our defense is just really smart and doesn’t take chances.”

The Royals have yet to give up a goal this season, outscoring their opponents 16-0 over five games.

“My defense has been working so well, all the way from the new freshmen to the returning seniors,” said Frasca. “We connect so well on the back and we’ve just been so clean.”

Midfielder Molly Piech scored the Royals’ first goal eight minutes into the first half unassisted from ten yards out. The junior added another goal and an assist in the second half.

“Molly is playing much better as she goes on. She’s growing and her game is changing, and that’s awesome to see,” said Kane.

A perfect pass from midfielder Megan Fitzpatrick set up Kellett’s first goal of the game with five minutes left in the first half.

Rosary led 2-0 at halftime, and then broke through for six goals in the second half. Kellett and Piech accounted for six of the Royals’ eight goals while Alexandra Bode and Elizabeth Kelley each scored one goal for Rosary.

Frasca said the Royals were able to control the game with their smooth and accurate passing.

“We were passing it around very well. We just had a great flow from the defense to the midfield to the forwards,” said Frasca. “I thought we kept possession really well and made it easy on ourselves.”

I wrote this story for the Chicago Sun-Times, Aurora Beacon and yourseason.com. It appears here.

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Girls Soccer: Geneva Recovers From Slow Start, Defeats West Aurora 6-0

Geneva midfielders Catherine Allon and Michaela Loebel each scored a pair of goals as the Vikings defeated West Aurora 6-0 in Aurora on Saturday afternoon.

Despite Geneva (4-0) dominating possession of the ball, West Aurora (1-3) was able to stand their ground for most of the first half. The Vikings were held scoreless until Allon tallied the game’s first goal with three minutes remaining in the first half. The senior scored from five yards out off a perfect corner feed from defender Caitrin Griffin.

The Vikings went into halftime with a 1-0 lead and, most importantly, momentum.

“I knew we needed to get at least one goal before the half ended, just to give us a strong heads up going into the second half,” said Allon. “We knew we dominated most of the first half, we just struggled putting it away.”

The Vikings had no problem putting the ball away in the second half. Allon scored her second goal of the game less than five minutes after halftime, sparking a five goal second half for Geneva.

“I think it was good that we got that first goal before halftime, it kind of opened the flood gates,” said Geneva head coach Megan Owens.

“I think we played better in the second half as a result of that goal. In the first half we were looking to pass off and set up the perfect shot. But in the second half, the girls just wanted to get after it.”

Loebel scored the next two goals for the Vikings. With 33 minutes remaining in the second half, Loebel dribbled through two defenders and shot the ball past Blackhawks goalie Sam O’Brien from 10 yards out.

Eight minutes later, Loebel scored from five yards out to put the Vikings up 4-0 with 25 minutes remaining in the game.

Courtney Lardas and Molly Axen scored the final two goals for Geneva.

“We connected very well today, we found feet,” said Owens. “Kids were making really good runs off the ball, and they were communicating really well. They were doing all the little things right.”

West Aurora played well on defense early in the game despite facing constant pressure from the attacking Vikings offense. However, the Blackhawks just ran out of gas in the second half.

“We were tired and beat up in the second half,” said West Aurora head coach Laura Wagley. “In the first half, we did great and we stuck with them. Then in the second half, we were just way too tired for them.”

I wrote this story for the Chicago Sun-Times, Aurora Beacon and yourseason.com. It appears here.

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Girls Soccer: Freshman Kellett Scores Twice as Rosary Shuts Down Kaneland

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.

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