GODFREY - After more than 103 minutes of play, the men's
soccer team declared victory in their Region 24 quarterfinal game
today defeating Southwestern Illinois College of Belleville 1-0 in
Trailblazer Melvin Beckett (10) earned the only goal at
103:13, and Justin Stoddart (12) got the assist.
Coach Rooney said his team played with a lot of heart, and
that is what he expects in any game-especially a playoff
"These guys work hard and are capable of winning," said
Rooney. "Sometimes you just have to play a little bit longer and
work a bit harder."
The Trailblazers now will travel to Champaign this Wednesday
to play in the semifinal at Parkland Community College at 2
The Trailblazers finished 11-5-2 during their regular season
and 4-0 in the conference.