Go 4 The Goal Fall Classic: Day 1 standouts

Go 4 The Goal Fall Classic: Day 1 standouts
by Sheldon Shealer
September 29, 2017

BURLINGTON, Iowa -- There was one upset result Thursday as the Go 4 The Goal Fall Classic got under way at the Burlington Rec Plex.

The Go 4 The Goal event is the rebranded competition formerly known as the Gateway City Classic that was held in St. Louis, Mo.

The lone surprise in Brackets A, B and D play Thursday came when sophomore William Kuster scored with five minutes remaining to lead Jefferson City (Mo.) to a 1-0 victory over nationally ranked Milwaukee Marquette (Wis.). Jefferson City advances to Friday's semifinals to face St. Thomas Aquinas (Kan.).

In other Bracket A play, Naperville North (Ill.) handled Cherry Creek (Colo.) 3-0 and Peoria Notre Dame (Ill.) rallied from a 2-0 deficit for a 3-2 win over [Mount Carmel il-m].

In Bracket B, FAB 50 No. 3 Bradley-Bourbonnais (Ill.) survived a scare by winning in penalty kicks over regionally ranked Washburn Rural (Kan.) following a 2-2 match. Bradley-Bourbonnais' win sets up a FAB 50 Top 10 clash Friday against Whitefish Bay (Wis.), a 4-0 winner over Quincy (Ill.). In the other half of the draw, Hinsdale Central (Ill.) defeated Green Valley (Nev.) 4-0 and Rockhurst Jesuit (Mo.) handled Collinsville (Ill.).

Quincy Notre Dame (Ill.), Normal University (Ill.), Wheaton Academy and Springfield (Ill.) won Bracket D quarterfinal matches Thursday.

DAY 1 TOP PERFORMANCES

Jackson Dryden, Whitefish Bay. The Wisconsin-Milwaukee commit scored all four goals in the team's win over Quincy.

Macker Little, Quincy Notre Dame. Little scored three goals and had an assist as QND routed St. Michael the Archangel (Mo.) 8-0.

Kelby Phillips, Springfield (Ill.). Phillips, who leads a high-powered offense, scored three goals in Springfield's victory.

Noah Madrigal, Peoria Notre Dame (Ill.). Madrigal scored twice as PND rallied from a 2-0 deficit for a 3-2 win over Mount Carmel (Ill.).

DAY 2: All 38 teams will be in action Friday

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