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 Friday, July 25, the 206th day of 2014. There are 159 days left in the year.
1864 -- 150 years ago: Walter Jones, of Co, F 23rd Ky, volunteers, lost a satchel on the Camden road, yesterday, containing his papers of discharge from the army. 1889 -- 125 years ago: E. W. Robinson purchased from Mrs. J.T. Miller the livery stable on the triangle south of Market square. 1914 -- 100 years ago: A municipal; bathing beach was advocated at the weekly meeting of the city commission by commissioner Rudgren, who suggested the foot of Seventh Street as an excellent location. 1939 -- 75 years ago: Floyd Shetter, Rock Island county superintendent schools, announced teachers hired for nearly all of the 95 rural and village grade schools in the county. 1964 -- 50 years ago: The mercury officially reached the season's previous high of 95 about noon today and continued upward toward an expected mark of 97. 1989 -- 25 years ago: Fort Armstrong hotel once the wining and dining chambers of Rock Island's elite is under repair. Progress is being made though at a seeming snail's pace to return the building to a semblance of its past glory for senior citizen's homes.