Notre Dame advances to district final

Tuesday, May 17, 2005

Destiny Dirnberger and Meridith Medlin each scored a goal and assisted on another, as the Notre Dame girls soccer team shut out Perryville 3-0 in a Class 1 District 1 semifinal in Sikeston.

The Bulldogs (13-9-3) took a 1-0 lead into the half thanks to Dirnberger's goal, which was assisted by Medlin. In the second half, Lauren Mehner and Medlin both scored goals to put the game away. Megan Robert assisted on Mehner's score.

Laura Muir had five saves for the shutout.

Notre Dame will face Sikeston, an upset winner against top-seeded St. Vincent, for the Class 1 District 1 championship 6 p.m. today in Sikeston.

The Bulldogs will be bidding for their third straight district championship.

Sikeston 1, St. Vincent 0, 3 OTs

A penalty kick from 12 yards out by freshman Jennifer Millington in the third overtime ended No. 1 seed St. Vincent's season and sent Sikeston (6-15-2) into the district championship game.

Michelle Herzog made seven saves for the Squaws (12-12).

"We worked real hard to get the No. 1 seed," St. Vincent coach Eric Long said, "and they just came out and beat us."

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