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DISTRICT CHAMPS: Free Kick Saves the Win

Saint Dominic’s Crusaders fight the leading Eagles for a single shot made by senior Brady Freeman
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Sydney Davis
Senior Layton Dahl winds back, attempting to volley, misses and instead passes to Senior Brady Freeman, positioned just out of frame.
Brady Freeman’s game-winning goal late in the second half was all the offense the varsity soccer team needed to win the district title, 1-0.

It only took a single kick off the right foot of senior Brady Freeman, but that shot turned out to not only be a game-winner, but also for a championship.

Freeman scored with 28 minutes left in the second half to break a scoreless game and the boys varsity soccer team won the Class 4, District 4 championship Nov. 6, 1-0 against the Saint Dominic Crusaders. The district title is the third for the boys soccer program in school history. 

“We knew we had to win, we went out, we won. That’s all that matters,” Freeman said. 

For the most part, the win was earned by junior Aidan Brown’s clean sheet in goal. 

With a strategic pass in a free-kick goal, the ball traveled from Carson Nolan to Cannon Mathison to Freeman to Layton Dahl, then back to Freeman, who was in front of the goal and knocked in the loose ball past the St. Dominic keeper.

Freeman said that being the only player to score feels great. He said that it was a good goal too and it felt good to score.

“To celebrate in front of the Dominic fans, it was surreal. It was a great feeling,” Freeman said. 

Reflecting on the game, Nolan said it wasn’t the best his team has played but “but it was also more whoever had the most passionate heart in the game’s gonna win,” he said. 

Senior Turner Lively thinks the Eagles played better defensively in the game because they didn’t give up any goals.

“We did good on offense but I still think not giving up a goal is better than scoring a lot,” Lively said. 

The team will go on to play at John Burroughs against the Bombers this Saturday, Nov. 11 at 6 p.m. in the state quarterfinals. 

Senior Carson Nolan feels confident about playing the Bombers. 

“We’ve been playing well so far and we are very motivated because we lost to them my sophomore year in district quarterfinals,” Nolan said. 

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About the Contributors
Sydney Davis, Editor-in-Chief of The 2024 Talon
Sydney Davis is an editor-in-chief of the Talon Yearbook and will soon be in her third year of publications while also a manager of the cross country team. She is in her senior year and her second year of classes at SCC. She loves listening to music and watching movies and reading in her free time, along with playing with her niece and nephews. Sydney dreams of being a concert photographer while traveling the world when she is older. She is unsure of where her education will continue after high school, but would like to major in either journalism or marketing. Worms love worms!

Lily Nelson, Reporter
Lily Nelson is a senior and this is her first time in a publications class. She is an athlete and it is her fourth year playing volleyball at Liberty and she is participating in track for the second year this spring. She had just moved to the school district freshman year. She went to a private school from first to third grade. Then after she attended the Francis Howell School District for five years, her parents wanted to move over to O’Fallon. She is currently employed at Top Golf as a food runner after taking a break from her job of almost three years at Sugarfire. 
CJ Jefferson, Reporter
CJ Jefferson is a senior who is an athlete and participates in track. He gets along with people very well and is an open person. He’s moving to Texas for college and staying with his grandpa to get his finance degree. Also a fun fact about him is that he’s been playing the drums since he was 6.

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