The Tiger runners packed up and headed to Lisle for the Lisle invite to face the stiffest competition that they have seen all year with an almost 30 team field. The boys squad placed 9th overall headlined by
another first place finish for Drew Rogers with a time of 15:25.9. Drew’s
competition was closer than usual as the second place runner came in less than two seconds behind Drew.
The girl’s team placed 15th overall with the top individual finisher for them being Gracie Kent who finished 26th overall with a time of 20:59.9.
The Herscher Tigers loaded up the bus and
took the long voyage up to Lisle to square off against the Lisle Lions last Friday evening. The Tigers battled tough and the game
remained scoreless deep
within the fourth quarter before the stout Tiger
defense eventually gave up a touchdown. The Tigers were just unable to get
anything going offensively on the evening resulting in the 7-0 defeat. The Tigers’
playoff hopes are hanging on by a thread as the Tigers fell to 2-4 on the season. They will be back home this Friday night when they host the Manteno Panthers.
The Tigers faced off with the Manteno Panthers in a rematch of just a few days prior in the Rival Cup Semi-Finals. The two day break must have been what they needed as the Tigers thoroughly outplayed the Panthers, defeating them 5-1. The game was even at half but in the second half the Tigers could not be stopped scoring 4 goals in quick succession to put the game away. Coach High said “it was the best half of soccer we have played this season.” Jaden Jamie scored 4 goals while Trey Schwarzkopf added 4 assists.
The Tigers carried over the momentum of Manteno’s game into the first half of their game with the Peotone Blue Devils. The Tigers raced out to a 4-1 halftime lead and seemed to be on cruise control but the Blue Devils were quite
bedeviling to the Tigers in the second half and scored 3 unanswered goals. The Tigers and Blue Devils
settled their contest in penalty kicks with the Blue Devils squeaking out the win (6-5 in PK’s) by the slimmest of margins.
The Tigers used their
frustration from letting the game vs Peotone slip away with a dominant 8-0 win over Illinois Lutheran. Jaden Jamie scored 2 goals and dished out 3 assists to lead the Tigers charge.
The Tigers started off their week with a game vs the Reed Custer Comets and ultimatley prevailed in three sets. The Tigers jumped out quickly and raced to a 25-16 opening set victory. The Tigers had a lull in their play in the second set and the Comets took advantage winning it 26-24. The Tigers seemed to take exception with the Comets winning the second set and rolled to a 25-12 third set victory.
The Tigers tangled with
Lions next as they faced Lisle and ultimately prevailed in three sets. The Tigers once again won the opening set 25-19 before falling in the second set 22-25. The third set went the way of the Tigers in a 25-19 margin. Emery Robinson had 21 digs on the evening while Ally Meyer added 12 assists and 4 aces. Emma Mendell paced the Tigers with 14 kills.
The Tigers did battle with the Paxton Buckley Loda Panthers and ultimately fell in straight sets, 17-25 and 23-25. Gracyn Cordes had six assists while Allison Huizenga had 4 kills, Lacy Grigas added 2 kills and 2 blocks. Izzie Mendell added 3 kills, 3 aces, and 5 assists.