Raiders' Dreyer earns all-state honors
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Raiders' Dreyer earns all-state honors

QUINCY -- Olivia Dreyer helped the Quincy Notre Dame girls soccer team fulfill its expectations. She met some pretty lofty ones of her own. The senior midfielder earned all-state honors from the Illinois High School Soccer Coaches Association...

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Nothing to worry about: QND reacts to tying goal with final onslaught in title game
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Nothing to worry about: QND reacts to tying goal with final onslaught in title game

Quincy Notre Dame girls soccer coach Mark Longo used body language to gauge his team's reaction to surrendering a lead for the first time this postseason. What he saw alleviated all worries. "I looked at my kids," Longo said. "Their heads didn't go down. They kind of looked at each other, clapped hands and said, 'C'mon, let's go. We just have to get going.'"

Beyond the Boxscore: Peters sisters make a little history
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Beyond the Boxscore: Peters sisters make a little history

NAPERVILLE, Ill. -- When the ball slid to the top of the penalty area and gave Hannah Peters the opportunity to score, she seized the moment. She made a little history, too. With the Quincy Notre Dame girls soccer team leading Belleville Althoff 3-0...

Peters, Raiders bookend school year with remarkable success
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Peters, Raiders bookend school year with remarkable success

NAPERVILLE, Ill. -- No matter which direction Hannah Peters turned, someone wanted to take her picture, be it showing off her state championship medal or posing with her teammates. She smiled for every single one. "I've definitely been successful...

Perfect combination: Three first-half goals push Raiders into state title game
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Perfect combination: Three first-half goals push Raiders into state title game

A well-planned flick, a perfectly timed volley and a shot as picturesque as anything Beckham ever bent. Stack those together and you get an insurmountable lead and the opportunity to defend your state championship.

Like mother, like daughter: Meyer locks down goal for Raiders
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Like mother, like daughter: Meyer locks down goal for Raiders

NAPERVILLE, Ill. -- From the team hotel to Benedetti-Wehrli Stadium is probably a 15-minute ride depending on traffic. That was long enough for Madison L. Meyer to have a little chat with her mom, Michelle. "She made me call her before the game...

Raiders continue to put best foot forward in pursuit of state title
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Raiders continue to put best foot forward in pursuit of state title

QUINCY -- The comment came across a little braggadocious, and Quincy Notre Dame girls soccer Mark Longo knew there'd be some kickback to what he said. Yet, his purpose for suggesting the Raiders could go undefeated in defending...

Back in Business: QND returns to state tournament with complete effort
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Back in Business: QND returns to state tournament with complete effort

Finally faced with a worthwhile test this postseason, the Quincy Notre Dame girls soccer team came away with more than a passing grade. The Raiders put together a complete effort. QND withstood Joliet Catholic Academy's opening salvo, took control of the game with a physical defensive effort and put the pressure on the Angels. It resulted in three first-half goals and a 4-1 victory Tuesday night in the Class 1A Ogelsby Super-sectional at Rotary Park.

Defense responds to Joliet Catholic's challenge
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Defense responds to Joliet Catholic's challenge

LASALLE, Ill. -- It would have understandable had the Quincy Notre Dame girls soccer team's defense felt like its back was against a wall. Joliet Catholic became the first team this postseason to aggressively take the attack to the defending Class 1A state

Raiders promise they're not looking past super-sectional
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Raiders promise they're not looking past super-sectional

QUINCY -- The Quincy Notre Dame girls soccer team has made quick work in getting back to the Class 1A super-sectional. QND hasn't played a full 80-minute contest in any of its four postseason games and has outscored its opponents 33-1. The lone goal came o