Category: Irish

Bradley University refused to let its record crowd go home disappointed, rallying for a 2-2 draw against the defending national champion and preseason No. 1 team, Notre Dame, in front of 3,099 fans Tuesday night at Shea StadiumJust when it seemed the visiting Irish took the life out of the crowd with a go-ahead goal in the 79th minute, the Braves netted its second equalizer of the night on Christian Okeke‘s toe poke inside the right post at 84:09. The fifth annual Danny Dahlquist Memorial Game was billed as the “Battle of Champions” and the exhibition lived up to the hype, despite its exhibition status.  While Notre Dame is the defending national champion, Bradley is the defending Missouri Valley Conference Tournament champion. As a preseason exhibition, and after the two teams also played a reserve game earlier in the evening, no overtime was played Tuesday.  Notre Dame earned a 1-0 victory in the 60-minute reserve game on the strength of Jon Gallagher‘s 52nd-minute goal.

-Bob






















Glenwood Titans senior Kassidy Sheedy scored the game-winning goal just over two minutes into the first of two overtimes against Peoria Notre Dame. She fired a shot over PND goalkeeper Jenna Ashley‘s head and lifted the Titans to a 2-1 win at the IHSA Class 2A Morton Supersectional at Rotary Field Tuesday. The Chatham Glenwood High School girls soccer team will have a shot at defending its Class 2A state title. Glenwood (16-4-2) is two wins from claiming a second consecutive state title. The Titans will play a state semifinal Friday at 1 p.m. against Lake Forest (17-6-1) at North Central College in Naperville.

-Bob

Washington High School defeated Peoria Notre Dame (16-15) 65-42 to capture the IHSA Class 3A Chillicothe Sectional title at IVC High School Thursday night. Washington was led in scoring by junior Jess Learned with 19 points and senior guard Hayley Reneau with 14. The lady panthers won its first sectional title since 1977. The 5th rated Panthers (26-3) faces #3 Joliet Catholic (26-2) in the Romeoville Supersectional 7 p.m. Monday at Lewis University. Notre Dame was led in scoring by seniors Bridget Bill with 13 points and Matti Bielfeldt added 12 points.

-Bob

The Tinley Park Titans pounded out 11 hits Tuesday afternoon to beat Peoria Notre Dame, 7-0 in the IHSA Class 3A Normal Supersectional. The Irish managed only four hits. Marcy Serrano (2-for-3) capped ND’s hitting with a two-out double in the seventh. Junior Annie Fleming went 2-for-3, including a two-out, first-inning double. Senior Sarah Gillespie was the winning pitcher for the Titans, while sophomore Mikkinzie Stokes took the loss for the Irish. The Titans (25-7) play defending state champion Glen Ellyn Glenbard South (29-5) at 10 a.m. Friday in the 3A state semifinals at EastSide Centre.

-Bob



The Peoria Notre Dame lady Irish beat the Metamora Redbirds, 6-4 to win the IHSA Class 3A Limestone Sectional softball title on Monday afternoon. ND earned its first sectional championship in 20 years since a Class AA crown came in 1993. Sophomore Mikkinzie Stokes was the winning pitcher for the Irish and Redbirds senior Erica Phillips took the loss. Notre Dame (28-8) plays Tinley Park (24-7) at 4 p.m. Tuesday in the 3A Normal Supersectional at Marian Kneer Softball Stadium on the campus of Illinois State University.
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-Bob


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