QUINCY -- The Rock Island girls' soccer team suffered a 5-0 Western Big 6 Conference loss to Quincy a Flinn Stadium on Saturday. The Rocks were outshot 49-0 in their second loss in as many matches this season.
"I think we were just definitely outmatched," Rocky coach Conan Dalton said.
Madison Cowman and Taylor Eisenberg each scored a goal to put Quincy up 2-0less than 15 minutes into the match, and Kaleigh Kuhlman scored on low rocket shots in the 30th and 32nd minutes. Kayla Bunch rounded out the scoring by finishing a corner kick cross from Madison Bruce in the 77th minute. Bunch assisted two of the first-half goals.
Had it not been for a couple diving saves from Rocky senior goalie Maggie Williams, Quincy (5-1, 2-0 Big 6) would hav escored a couple more times in the second half.
"She did a nice job," Quincy coach Travis Dinkheller said of Williams. "Even late in the game, we had several (chances) from the wing that she came out and stymied. She¹s a nice goalkeeper. She does a good job."
Rocky (0-2, 0-1) hosts Alleman in a Big 6 match on Tuesday.
Moline 9, Pekin 0: The Maroons won their second match in three days on the strength of six first-half goals. Hannah Navarette recorded a hat trick and added an assist. Moline (3-2) received two goals apiece from Sarah Hillbloom and Bri Hughes, who also tallied two assists. Kelsi Smith and Jamie Althiser capped the Moline scoring.
Alleman 7, Macomb 0: Andria Serra's three goals helped Alleman to its second consecutive victory. Emily Bollman, Olivia Gonzalez, Mary Kim Tadda and Maggie Murphy also had goals for the Pioneers (2-1). Bollman and Katie Johannes each had two assists.
Freeport 5, United Township 1: The Pretzels scored three goals in the first nine minutes to hand United Township (1-1) the loss at the Panther Pitch. Alyssa Diaz ended the scoring binge with a goal off a Katie Johnson assist in the 30th minute, but Freeport ended the half with two more goals.
Orion-Sherrard 1, Dixon 1: Down a goal with seven minutes left in regulation, Orion-Sherrard tied the match when Malerie West converted a Cassidy Clark pass for a goal.
Today is Wednesday, Oct. 1, the 274th day of 2014. There are 91 days left in the year.
1864 -- 150 years ago: It is rumored in the streets that the 13 negroes sent to Quincy on the Moline quota were refused. We think this must be a mistake. 1889 -- 125 years ago: Harvey McKenna, of Detroit, billiard player matched to play Wizard Schafer in New York in January for the world championship, was a professional friend and manager, Billy Catton in Rock Island. 1914 -- 100 years ago: Levi Cralle, former Rock Island county sheriff, had come from his farm near Mitchell, S.D. to visit friends in the city. 1939 -- 75 years ago: Work is being rushed on the new high school building in Orion to replace the one destroyed by fire last winter. Classes are being held in churches. 1964 -- 50 years ago: Rehearsals for the 84th season of the Handel Oratorio Society chorus will begin at 7:30 p.m. Monday on the stage of Centennial Hall, Augustana College. 1989 -- 25 years ago: The Rock Island City Council's plan announced this week to have the federal government vacate Valley Homes public housing and move residents to Arsenal Courts to reduce density may not be feasible.