Benet Academy girls soccer pulls away in the second half and beats Glenbard South to take home a regional championship. This highlight is sponsored by BMO Harris Bank.
Following a big victory in the semifinals, the Benet Academy Redwings are back in action in a regional final matchup against the Glenbard South Raiders. The winner will move on to the sectional semifinal next week.
Benet Academy off to a good start
After an early goal from Keira Petrucelli, the Redwings are threatening again. Annie Fitzgerald sends a beautiful pass to Ivana Vukas and she beats the keeper in the 1-on-1. It’s 2-0 Benet Academy girls soccer after just 10 minutes of play.
Moving on to the opening possession of the second half, Glenbard South’s Abigail Bergmann launches a free kick into the box. It deflects off a Benet defender and into the net. It’s 2-1 less than a minute into the half.
Redwings pull away in the second half
Just a minute later, Anna Casmere beats her defender around the edge and heads towards the box. She delivers a center pass to Keira Petrucelli and she nets her second goal of the evening. Benet responds quickly, extending the lead to 3-1.
Now with some momentum, Ivana Vukas races by her defender, and sends the cross. Casmere settles it and fires it into the net. That one makes it a 4-1 ballgame.
Only 20 seconds later, the Redwings are on the attack again. This time Fitzgerald finds Brinkley Douglass and she gets in on the scoring barrage. Its now 5-1 with 31:50 to go.
The Redwings aren’t done yet. Just 45 seconds later, Douglass connects with Vukas and beats the keeper once again, notching the 3rd Benet goal in a 1:15 timespan. They go on to take the 7-2 victory, earning them the regional championship plaque.
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