Eagles win tourney in Iowa

Pictured is the Columbia High School girls soccer team after winning all three games in the Tournament of Champions in Burlington, Iowa over the weekend. 

The Columbia High School girls soccer team improved to 18-2-1 on the season with three more wins this past weekend at the Tournament of Champions in Burlington, Iowa. 

The Eagles defeated Middleton (Wisconsin) on Friday, 5-2, with five different players scoring goals. 

On Saturday, Columbia shut out Peoria Notre Dame, 1-0, then defeated Waunakee (Wisconsin), 2-0, to end tourney play. 

Mary Gasaway scored in the win over Notre Dame; Fae Harrell and Kennedy Jones scored in the win over Waunakee.

Columbia posted a 3-0 victory over Alton last Wednesday. Sophia Bonaldi scored two goals and Jones also scored. Reagan Mauch assisted on all three scores. 

Senior goalkeeper Rylee Iorio made three saves for the shutout in net. 

The Eagles have outscored their opponents 66-11 on the season, led by Haley Glover with 15, Chloe Graff with 12 and Jones with 10 goals.

Iorio has 12 shutouts in net with a 0.43 goals against average.

Columbia played Salem on Tuesday and travels to Freeburg on Friday before starting Class 1A regional play this coming Tuesday at Anna-Jonesboro.

Gibault (9-7-3) won 3-0 over Freeburg on Monday with Brooke Biffar, Kayla Huels and Reece Ward notching the goals. 

The Hawks edged Marquette last Tuesday, 1-0. Biffar scored for Gibault. 

Gibault hosted O’Fallon on Tuesday and hosts Breese Central on Thursday before starting play in its own Class 1A regional at Oerter Park this coming Tuesday at 7 p.m. against Murphysboro.

Hannah Stearns leads the Hawks in scoring with seven goals and six assists on the season. 

Following a 9-0 win last Monday against Jerseyville, Waterloo (12-3-3) repeated the feat against Jerseyville on Monday. 

Karleigh Daniels recorded the hat trick for the Bulldogs and freshman Payton Richter notched two more goals to give her 23 on the season. Richter has eight game-winning goals this spring.

Waterloo plays Mascoutah on Wednesday and hosts Highland on Thursday before another showdown with Mississippi Valley Conference nemesis Triad on Monday. 

The Bulldogs will compete in the Class 2A Chatham-Glenwood Regional with a game against Taylorville on May 14.

In addition to Richter, top scorers for the Bulldogs have been Ali Scace (seven goals), Daniels (six goals, six assists) and Natalie Gum (five goals, nine assists).

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