MAHOMET — Could a dynasty be starting? Mahomet-Seymour girls’ soccer coach Kelsie Donley sure hopes so. With a 3-0 win against Mount Zion on Tuesday, Donley’s Bulldogs improved to 20-1 and sewed up their second straight Apollo Conference championship. No Apollo rival has beaten the Bulldogs this season.
M-S continued a couple streaks. With the two wins, their winning streak sits at 11 games, as the Bulldogs haven’t lost in a month. The Bulldog defense also locked down their fourth straight shutout. But the offense also combined for 11 goals, and eight different girls scored at least one goal.
“When you look at us, we have stats across the board,” Briggs said. “I have five or six girls that can score consistently. It’s way harder when you’re like, ‘Okay, we have six players that we need to shut down.’ We just have a lot of depth and a lot of talent across the board. I’m very lucky.”
M-S 8, Taylorville 0. Seven different Bulldogs scored as M-S rolled past Taylorville 8-0. Maddi Claybrooke led the way with two goals and one assist. Maddie Louis, Cayla Koerner, Brea Benson, Maddy Wade, Lilia Isaac and Lauren Schnepper all got in the scoring column. Nyah Biegler chipped in with two assists. Wade, Grace Lietz, Haley Lester, Brooke Benson and Delaney King all added one assist.
M-S 3, Mount Zion 0. Mackenzie Moore scored twice and Biegler also scored a goal as M-S outlasted Mount Zion 3-0 to win the Apollo Conference championship for the second year in a row. Lester and Wade both had assists, and Grace Larson filled in for Noelle Bailey in goal and racked up five saves.
M-S concluded the regular season with a home game against Normal University High on Thursday, but results weren’t available at press time. M-S earned a No. 1 seed and will start their postseason journey on Tuesday with a game against Danville at 7 p.m. at Urbana High School. With a win, M-S would advance to the regional championship at 5 p.m. May 17 at Urbana. M-S would play the winner of Champaign Centennial and Urbana.