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 Thursday, April 24, the 114th day of 2014. There are 251 days left in the year.
1864 -- 150 years ago: We learn that it is a contemplation to start a paper mill in Rock Island during the summer by a gentleman from the East. 1889 -- 125 years ago: The gates of Oklahoma were swung open at noon today, and a throng of more than 30,000 settlers started over its soil. 1914 -- 100 years ago: The Iowa Coliseum Co. was incorporated with $40,000 capital and planned a building on 4th Street between Warren and Green streets in Davenport. 1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans are being discussed for resurfacing the streets in the entire downtown district of Rock Island. 1964 -- 50 years ago: Some 45 jobs will be created at J.I. Case Co.'s Rock Island plant in a expansion of operations announced yesterday afternoon at the firm's headquarters in Racine, Wis. 1989 -- 25 years ago: Gardeners and farmers cheered, but not all Quad-Citians found joy Saturday as more than an inch of rain fell on the area. Motorists faced dangerous, rain-slick roads as the water activated grease and grime that had built up during dry weather.