Dunlap soccer has productive week

Justin Miller

The Dunlap Lady Eagles soccer team beat Princeton on the road March 19, 4-3 in a back and forth game.

“I was very happy with the team’s effort against Princeton,” coach Brad Love said. “We certainly did not play our best soccer but we never gave up.

“Sometimes you have to find different ways to win and we did just that.”

The Tigers started the game by taking a 1-0 advantage in the second minute.

Dunlap fought back 15 minutes later when Alyx Landmark blasted in a goal to tie the game.

Three minutes later, Cameo Hazelwood gave Dunlap at 2-1 lead by launching in an unassisted goal.

Five minutes after halftime, Hazelwood extended the lead to 3-1 with another unassisted goal.

Princeton cut the Dunlap lead to 3-2 in the 57th minute but, less than a minute later, Hazelwood scored the Eagles’ final goal to put Dunlap up, 4-2.

Princeton would score one more goal but could not complete the comeback.

The team fell at home Thursday to Normal U-High, 4-0.

“Normal was a great team and a great game to find where we are as a team this far in the season,” Love said. “We played as individuals rather than a team and this is something we will be working very hard to correct in the near future.”

The team (2-1) next takes to the field at 10 a.m. Saturday at Peoria Richwoods.

“So far we have learned we have a lot of talent and we will only be successful if everyone puts the team above themselves for this season and future seasons,” Love said.