Girls Soccer: Lemont blanks Lincoln-Way East in Lemont Cup quarterfinal
By Steve Millar For Sun-Times Media May 3, 2013 8:50PM
Lemont's Kim Jerantowski (11). | John Patsch~For Sun-Times Media
Updated: June 6, 2013 7:02AM
Lemont’s Kim Jerantowski said her coach, Rick Prangen, has been on her to attack more with her dribble.
Friday, that proved to be very good advice.
Jerantowski used some fancy footwork to score twice in less than three minutes, leading the Indians to a 3-0 win over Lincoln-Way East in a Lemont Cup quarterfinal.
“Prangen has been telling me to take it in more,” Jerantowski said. “Dribbling is my strength as opposed to taking long shots.”
Jerantowski got the Indians (12-2-2) on the board in the 17th minute. Off a deep throw-in, she collected the ball near the left sideline, then weaved in and out past three defenders before beating East goalie Katie Kazmierczak (3 saves) with a shot to the far post.
Moments later, Jerantowski picked off a clearing attempt, dribbled between two defenders and ripped a laser into the net for a 2-0 lead with 16:08 left in the first half.
“We’ve had a rivalry with (East) for years and Prangen is always pumped up to play them. The first game in a tournament is always the most important. Now we have a shot to win something.”
The Griffins (7-7-1) had their best shot to get on the board when they were awarded a penalty kick for a Lemont hand ball in the box with 13:55 left in the half.
Indians goalie Kelly Fritz, though, denied Sam Fiorella with a leaping save, deflecting the ball of the crossbar.
“I knew if I let that one, it would put our team in a dangerous spot,” Fritz said. “I knew I had to stop it and I just got lucky.
“Our defense played really well in front of me. Reilly (Sullivan) had a lot of good challenges.”
Aleksandra Mihailovic added a second-half goal for the Indians, heading home a cross from Lauren Lumsden.
Fritz had three saves for the shutout.
“We had good chances with the PK and three corners and had nothing to show for it,” East coach Brian Papa said. “We’ve lost three in a row now. I told the girls they’re going through a rough spot and they’ve lost their swagger. We need to get it back.”
Hinsdale South 2, Andrew 0: Brenda Maugeri and Julie Vezzani scored for Hinsdale South (7-7), which got assists from Jessica Mutters and Kelly Flemm. Andrew fell to 10-4.
Waubonsie Valley 4, Plainfield South 0: Paige Filipek, Kristen Brots and Kristen Dodson were among the goal-scorers for Waubonsie Valley (13-3-1). Plainfield South fell to 8-3-2.
Sandburg 3, Plainfield Central 1: Meghan Carmody had two goals and Sarah DeWolf one to lead Sandburg (11-4-3). Paige Fuller scored for Plainfield Central (6-11-1).