Girls Soccer: Sandburg shuts out Mother McAuley
By Steve Millar For Sun-Times Media March 24, 2014 11:09PM
Mother McAuley's Emily Rappold, right, cuts off Sandburg's Ashley Lettiere, left, March 24, 2014.| Allen Cunningham/For Sun-Times Media
Updated: April 26, 2014 6:29AM
Less than two minutes into Sandburg’s season, the Eagles’ Sarah De Wolf already had two goals.
De Wolf took a pass from Emily Osoba and scored in the opening minute of Monday’s game against Mother McAuley. Fifty-two seconds later, she found the net again.
“I didn’t even know where I was on the first goal,” De Wolf said. “Emily made a good pass and I just turned around and shot. I was happy. Then scoring again, it was even better.”
De Wolf’s fast start sparked the Eagles to a 4-0 win in Orland Park.
Osoba added a goal and two assists.
It was the season opener for both teams and a strong opening statement for a Sandburg squad that features eight sophomores, including De Wolf.
“The girls have been champing at the bit to come out here and play a game,” Sandburg coach Desi Vuillaume said. “You can only practice so much. We have a really young team and a game like this really gets you going in the right direction. It’s a lot easier to practice after a win.”
No one made a better first impression than De Wolf.
“She’s going to be really fun to watch these next few years,” Vuillaume said. “She did some good things for us as a freshman and the confidence is there for her this year.”
Osoba set up the Eagles’ third goal in the 22nd minute, passing to Rachel Mokersky, who buried the shot.
“We were all very excited to come out and play an actual game,” Osoba said. “Sarah got us going at the start of the game and we all kept it up the rest of the way.”
Osoba scored on a penalty kick with 6:24 left in the first half to make it 4-0.
The Mighty Macs’ best chance to score came in the 21st minute on a free kick from 45 yards out. Katherine Kennedy sent the ball into the box where Courtney Wilson got off a shot that was blocked by a Sandburg defender.
Maddie Webb made four saves for McAuley, which shut out the Eagles in the second half.