Lancers Split At Carlinville Kickoff Classic

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It was a busy, but productive end of the week for the Lincolnwood High School soccer team as the Lancers played four games in three days to improve their overall record to 3-2-1.

Three of the four games came as part of the Carlinville Kickoff Classic, with the outlier a matchup with Lanphier in Springfield on August 29. The Lancers would score early and often against the Lions to take a 5-0 lead at halftime, en route to a 9-0 victory over the Central State 8 squad.

Evan Hopper would continue his assault on the goal with four more scores against Lanphier. Those four goals would give Hopper eight scores in just three games this season.

Levi Weir would add in two goals and an assist for the Lancers, while both Cassie Bradbury and Luke Webb had a goal and an assist in the win. Ryan Pearse finished out the scoring for Lincolnwood, with Elijah Aumann (two) and Benny Clavin also contributing assists for the Lancers.

Austin Gwinn would get his second shutout of the season in goal for the Lancers.

On Friday, Aug. 30, the Lancers opened up play at the Carlinville Kickoff Classic against Staunton in the first of four pool play games. After a scoreless first half, Lincolnwood would get a penalty kick from Evan Hopper in the second half for the game’s only goal.

The 1-0 victory over the Bulldogs gave Lincolnwood some momentum going into Saturday’s matchups, with the Lancers playing Gillespie at 9 a.m., then Jersey at noon.

The opening matchup was a replay of the Lancers’ second game of the season, in which they lost to the Miners 3-2. Lincolnwood would be forced to come-from-behind on Saturday, but answered the challenge and came away with a 2-2 tie.

The Miners would pick up a goal in the first half, but Lincolnwood tied things up with Wyatt Kistner’s first goal of the season. Again, Gillespie would pull ahead, but Lincolnwood answered, with Luke Webb finding the back of the net with about five minutes remaining. Webb’s equalizer would be the final goal of the game as the Lancers stood at 1-0-1 in the tournament through two games.

Unfortunately, Webb’s goal would also be Lincolnwood’s final goal of the day as a stout Jersey squad blanked the Lancers 8-0 in the second game.

Lincolnwood’s final pool play game will be on Wednesday, Sept. 4, at 4:30 p.m. against East Alton-Wood River, who is 1-1 at Carlinville after a 3-2 win over Staunton and a 4-0 loss to Jersey.

Crossover play for the tournament will be held on Thursday, Sept. 5, starting at 4:15 p.m. and ending at 7:15 p.m. with the championship game at Loveless Park in Carlinville.

August 29 at Springfield

Lincolnwood 5 4 - 9

Lanphier 0 0 - 0

Goals: Lincolnwood - Evan Hopper 4, Levi Weir 2, Cassie Bradbury 1, Ryan Pearse 1, Luke Webb 1. Assists: Lincolnwood - Elijah Aumann 2, Levi Weir 1, Benny Clavin 1, Cassie Bradbury 1, Luke Webb 1.

August 30 at Carlinville

Carlinville Kickoff Classic

Lincolnwood 0 1 - 1

Staunton 0 0 - 0

Goals: Lincolnwood - Evan Hopper 1.

August 31 at Carlinville

Carlinville Kickoff Classic

Lincolnwood 0 2 - 2

Gillespie 1 1 - 2

Goals: Lincolnwood - Wyatt Kistner 1, Luke Webb 1.

August 31 at Carlinville

Carlinville Kickoff Classic

Jersey 3 5 - 8

Lincolnwood 0 0 - 0

Record: Lincolnwood (3-2-1).

Carlinville Kickoff Classic

August 30-September 5

Pool A: Springfield Lutheran (2-0-1), Hillsboro (1-0-1), Carlinville (1-1-1),Metro-East Lutheran (0-1-1),  Athens (0-2).

Pool B: Jersey (2-0), Gillespie (1-0-1), Lincolnwood (1-1-1), East Alton-Wood River (1-1), Staunton (0-3).

Friday, August 30

Lincolnwood 1, Staunton 0

Springfield Lutheran 2, Carlinville 0

Saturday, August 31

Lincolnwood 2, Gillespie 2

Hillsboro 1, Metro-East Lutheran 0

Carlinville 1, Athens 0

East Alton-Wood River 3, Staunton 2

Jersey 8, Lincolnwood 0

Hillsboro 1, Springfield Lutheran 1

Metro-East Lutheran 1, Carlinville 1

Gillespie 2, Staunton 1

Springfield Lutheran 1, Athens 0

Jersey 4, East Alton-Wood River 0

Tuesday, September 3

4:30 p.m. - Metro-East Lutheran vs. Athens

4:30 p.m. - Gillespie vs. East Alton-Wood River

6 p.m. - Hillsboro vs. Carlinville

6 p.m. - Staunton vs. Jersey

Wednesday, September 4

4:30 p.m. - East Alton-Wood River vs. Lincolnwood

4:30 p.m. - Athens vs. Hillsboro

6 p.m. - Metro-East Lutheran vs. Springfield Lutheran

6 p.m. - Jersey vs. Gillespie

Thursday September 5

4:15 p.m. - 9th Place - #5 Pool A vs. #5 Pool B

4:15 p.m. - 5th Place - #3 Pool A vs. #3 Pool B

5:45 p.m. - 7th Place - #4 Pool A vs. #4 Pool B

5:45 p.m. - 3rd Place - #2 Pool A vs. #2 Pool B

7:15 p.m. - 1st Place - #1 Pool A vs. #1 Pool B

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