SOCCER

Lady Leafs win rematch on the pitch

Chris Steele
Heather Dietrich passes the ball to the outside during Geneseo’s game against Galesburg.

Geneseo’s Heather Dietrich netted two goals and an assist and the Lady Leafs earned a 5-2 victory over the Pioneers at the Alleman Athletic Complex on March 28.

In a rematch between the two teams that faced off in the regional championship last season, Geneseo grabbed the momentum early.

After falling behind 1-0 midway through the first half, the Leafs’ Keeli Frerichs scored the equalizer with an assist from Jenna Decker.

Dietrich gave Geneseo a 2-1 halftime lead scoring on a pass from Paige Gramling.

In the second half, Dietrich scored unassisted to give Geneseo a 3-1 cushion with about 10 minutes remaining.

However, Alleman closed the gap with a score from Taylor Carter just a minute later.

Geneseo’s Gramling and McKenzie Davison stepped up shut down any thoughts of a comeback.

Gramling scored unassisted, and Davison scored with an assist from Dietrich.