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South Elgin blanks Sycamore

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By Brian Schaumburg
Daily Herald Correspondent

South Elgin girls soccer coach Tiffany Disher knows her team will need some other players to find their scoring touch.

But for now, the Storm will ride Savanah Uveges.

The senior scored twice Saturday afternoon as South Elgin defeated Sycamore, 2-0, in the South Elgin Invitational at Millennium Field in Streamwood.

"I know that she is going to continue to put them in the back of the net," Disher said of Uveges. "Whenever the pressure gets on her, she's going to pass it off. We have other individuals that are going to be able to score as well."

Uveges has scored 5 of the Storm's 6 goals through two games this season.

She gave the Storm (2-0) the lead Saturday with 10:31 remaining in the first half. Alena Ignatev's free kick bounced in front of Sycamore goalkeeper Drew Moulton and the ball off the post. The rebound went right to Uveges, who had an easy tap-in for a 1-0 lead.

Uveges made it 2-0 with 36:47 remaining in the game. She took a feed from Caitlin Lange and her left-footed shot hit the inside of the far post and in.

"You have to know where (Uveges) is at on the field at all times," Spartans coach Dave Lichamer said. "She has a nice knack of being in the right place."

South Elgin dominated position and rarely allowed the Spartans on its half of the field during the first half. Sycamore (0-1) did not have a shot on goal and its only shot came with 9 minutes left, which was well wide.

"I was very impressed with the way we possessed the ball the entire game," Disher said. "Being the second time we've been outside being able to control the ball like that is a nice start to the season."

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