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Sports

Soccer stars having impact at college level

The streak has continued for Alyssa Maillefer. The senior forward from Sycamore started all 19 matches last fall for the Cedarville women’s soccer team. In 2018, she’s been on the pitch at the start of all four Yellow Jackets matches as well.

An All Ohio Division II/NAIA Academic First Team player last fall, Maillefer has three shots, two of which were on goal and has played 212 minutes in the first four matches. The nursing major has scored 15 goals and notched eight assists in her career.

Midfielder Cali Carl is a starter at Benedictine. The 5-foot-6 sophomore from Sycamore has seen plenty of time on the pitch, she played a full 90 minute match in a 2-1 season opener against North Park on Aug. 31 and two days later in a 2-1 win against Beloit she played all but eight minutes.

Hanna HIckey hasn’t started a match yet for Truman State, the midfielder was on the pitch at the beginning of nine of her 14 matches during her freshman season last fall, but she has made an impact.

On Friday in a 2-0 win against Northwest Missouri, the midfielder from DeKalb had a goal and three shots in just 18 minutes. In a 4-0 win against Southwest Baptist, Hickey had an assist and a shot. Three of her five shots have been on goal.

While Izzy Pizano lists her interests as drawing and painting, the junior forward from DeKalb has also started every match for North Park. She’s recorded two shots on goal and played a season high 80 minutes in a 2-0 win against Illinois College on Saturday.

Emily Chapman has played every minute of the season at goalie for Augsburg. With 29 saves and only three goals allowed, she’s got a 2-2 record. A junior from Kaneland, Chapman has posted back-to-back shutouts with a 3-0 win against St. Scholastica on Wednesday and another 3-0 win against Wisconsin Eau Claire on Saturday.

There were three goals in Maggie Bouque’s freshman campaign last season on the pitch for Ripon. The sophomore from Genoa-Kingston has picked up where she left off last season, as the midfielder has started both matches and had a shot on goal in a season-opening 4-3 loss to Wisconsin-Platteville on Aug. 31.  

Meghan Menzel has three goals in five games for Waubonsee. The sophomore from HInckley-Big Rock also has three assists for nine point on the season. She’s already racked up 19 shots for the high powered Chiefs’ offense.

There were 64 runners at the Illinois-Springfield Cross Country Invitational. The host Prairie Stars posted the first six finished on their way to the team title and 10 of the first 14 places including DeKalb grad Thomas Wuchte who finished in 14th. The sophomore covered the 6K in 21:42.98.

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