St. Edward advances to sectional final again
May 20, 2015 10:43 PM -
If there's anyone on the St. Edward girls soccer team who knows all about postseason shootouts, it's senior goalkeeper Paige Dykstra. Prior to Wednesday's Class 1A Westminster Christian sectional semifinal, Dykstra was painstakingly in the middle of last year's state semifinal loss to eventual Class 1A champion Manteno. And while that match had much more on the line than a berth to the sectional final, this time around against North Shore Country Day, Dykstra found herself in the same situation but this time she didn't let history repeat itself. Redemption came Dykstra's way with a key stop that coach Tim Brieger asked for out his keeper in the team huddle and freshman Taylor Gredzielski's walk-off boot in sudden death gave the Green Wave a 3-2 shootout win over the Raiders (9-5) that advanced St. Edward (14-7) to the sectional final on Saturday at 11 a.m. against Richmond-Burton.