Three nationally ranked teams were in action Thursday on the first day of competition at the Great River Classic in Burlington, Iowa, and they came away with a 2-0-1 record.
No. 21 Marquette (Wis.) and No. 36 St. Thomas Aquinas (Kan.) defeated teams from Illinois, while the top-ranked Illinois squad — J. Sterling Morton (Ill.) — was held to a draw by Peoria Notre Dame (Ill.) in a clash of perennial state powers.
Here are the results from Thursday’s matches:
Quincy Notre Dame (Ill.) 1, Dunlap (Ill.) 0: Tanner Anderson scored midway through the first half to give the Raiders the victory in their opening game of the River City Classic.
Marquette (Wis.) 3, Mount Carmel (Chicago, Ill.) 0: Nick Magner scored two early goals to give FAB 50 No. 21 Marquette an opening-round victory in the Great River Medical bracket. Ryan McBride added a late goal for the final margin. CJ Deslongchamp earned the shutout in goal for Marquette.
Barrington (Ill.) 3, Gateway Legacy (Mo.) 2: David Gomez opening the scoring for Barrington but the lead was short-lived as Hilary Odhiambo tied things up for Gateway Legacy. Barrington took a 3-1 lead into the half behind goals from Kyle Wanca and Chris Kilayko. Guilherme Domingues cut the deficit to 3-2 but Gateway Legacy would get no closer.
Washburn Rural (Kan.) 5, Quincy (Ill.) 0: Easton Bradstreet scored two goals to give Washburn Rural a solid victory over the Blue Devils. Joe Morse, Porter Schafersman and Rishi Sandir also scored for Washburn Rural.
St. Thomas Aquinas (Kan.) 4, Naperville North (Ill.) 3: Liam Ryan scored with less than five minutes to play to give FAB 50 No. 36 St. Thomas Aquinas the victory in the Great River Medical bracket. Naperville North jumped out to a 2-0 lead on goals byand Aidan McMahon. Aquinas received goals from Ethan Young and to tie things up at the half. gave Naperville North a 3-2 lead before Garrett Hall tied it up for Aquinas, setting up Ryan’s late game-winner.
Peoria Notre Dame (Ill.) 1, J. Sterling Morton (Ill.) 1: Giovanni Alvarez scored midway through the second half to tie things up for FAB 50 No. 12 Morton as these two traditional Illinois powers battled to a draw. Dillon Stickelmaier gave Peoria Notre Dame a 1-0 lead early in the game.