MAHOMET — Make it five in a row for Mahomet-Seymour girls’ soccer. The Bulldogs are off to a blazing start. They still haven’t allowed a goal this season, which is a really easy way to explain their undefeated start.
Senior Maddy Wade has kind of flown under the radar with the standout play of freshmen Cayla Koerner and Brea Benson, but Wade got it rolling this week, tallying at least one point in wins over Metamora and St. Thomas More.
M-S coach Kelsey Briggs has a talented roster this season, but the first-year coach has done an admirable job pressing the right buttons early on. If the lights-out defense sticks around for a couple more months, M-S could go on a serious run.
M-S 4, Metamora 0. Wade scored a goal and dished out two assists as the Bulldogs ran past Metamora with three second-half goals and defeated the Cardinals 4-0 last Thursday. Junior Chloe Buzicky notched a goal, and freshmen Koerner and Grace Lietz both scored as well. Senior Maddie Louis had one assist.
Keeper Noelle Bailey shut down Metamora all night and finished with three saves. M-S’ junior varsity squad also cruised to an easy 7-0 win.
M-S 3, St. Thomas More 0. Those touted freshmen are at it again. Koerner and Brea Benson combined to score both of the goals for the Bulldogs in the first half, and M-S held off St. Thomas More on Tuesday for a 3-0 win. Sophomore Nyah Biegler added a second-half goal to give M-S some breathing room. Lietz, Wade and Lauren Schnepper all notched assists. The M-S defense was suffocating all day long. STM couldn’t even get a shot on goal.
The junior varsity squad completed the sweep with a 2-0 win.
M-S battled Centennial on Thursday, but results weren’t available at press time. The Bulldogs will be back in action on Monday, and they will go on the road to play Urbana at 6 p.m. On Tuesday, M-S will head down to Mount Zion to play the Braves at 4:30 p.m. They will play their fifth-straight road game at 4:30 p.m. Thursday against Charleston.