Mt. Vernon Register-News

Sports

October 15, 2012

Rams open regional play against Terriers

MT. VERNON — The Rams soccer team has played a pair of close games against Carbondale this season.

Tonight, the outcome will end one team’s season. Carbondale traveled to Mt. Vernon and won 1-0 earlier this season. Then the teams engaged in an overtime thriller on the Terriers’ home turf with Carbondale again winning by a single goal.

“Anything can happen, that’s for sure,” Mt. Vernon coach Jeff Harrison said. “I expect it to be close and competitive. I expect us to be in a position to possibly pull off a win.”

Mt. Vernon enters the regional as the No. 3 seeded team with Carbondale as the No. 2-ranked team. Top-seeded Marion faces No. 4 Centralia in the regional opener at 5 p.m.

“(Carbondale has) to perform in front of their home crowd,” Harrison said. “They’ve got to perform with expectations.

“There’s a lot of things that could be going through those guys heads.”

Even though Mt. Vernon has lost both regular season matches, Harrison said his squad remains confident based on the close results.

“Not only have we had competitive games as far as what the score said when it was all over, but we know that throughout that time we were in it with a real chance to win,” Harrison said.

Mt. Vernon is 7-10 this season. Tonight’s game starts at 7 p.m.

“I hope my guys are physically and mentally prepared for the task at hand,” Harrison said. “I’m counting on their guys to be prepared too, and it will be a matter of which guys can execute what they want to do.”

1
Text Only
Sports
  • Sam Root award Root calls award 'humbling'

    Webber's baseball team capped the season with several individual honors, and coach Sam Root recently added to the postseason awards list.

    Root, who guided the Trojans to the 1A state finals in Peoria this spring, was named the Southern Illinois Baseball Coaches Association 1A Coach of the Year.

    July 24, 2014 1 Photo

  • Rays win 6th straight, 7-2 over Cardinals

     Jake Odorizzi allowed two runs over 5 2-3 innings and Yunel Escobar highlighted a five-run fifth inning with a two-run double to lead the Tampa Bay Rays to a 7-2 victory over the StLouis Cardinals on Tuesday night.

    July 22, 2014

  • MTV-Salem Junior Legion Salem ends Mt. Vernon's season

    A sacrifice fly made the difference in Salem's 1-0 win against the Post 141 Junior Legion team Monday.

    July 21, 2014 1 Photo

  • Breese shuts down Mt. Vernon

    Post 141's Junior Legion team lost 4-0 to the Breese Gray Post 976 squad on Sunday in the district title game.

    July 20, 2014

  • Juniors top Salem

    An early lead and strong pitching propelled the Post 141 Junior Legion team to a 3-1 win over Salem in the district tournament semifinals Saturday afternoon.

    July 19, 2014

  • 7-19 jr. legion cut Lyday shuts out Bluford MT. VERNON — Jeremiah Lyday went the distance and Mt. Vernon’s Jr. Legion squad did just enough offensively to advance in the district tournament at Brennan Klein Field on Friday.Lyday scattered three hits and recorded six strikeouts as Post 141 shut

    July 19, 2014 1 Photo

  • cardinals.jpg Holliday powers Cardinals past Dodgers, 3-2

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — Matt Holliday homered and doubled with three RBIs, and Lance Lynn won his third straight start for the St. Louis Cardinals in a 3-2 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Friday night.

    July 18, 2014 1 Photo

  • DSC_0002.JPG Basketball camp concludes at Changnon

    About 75 kids in the Mt. Vernon region participated in an offensive skills basketball camp this week at Changnon Gym.

    July 17, 2014 1 Photo

  • trout.jpg Jeter, Trout lead AL over NL 5-3 in All-Star game

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Derek Jeter soaked in the adulation from fans and players during one more night on baseball's national stage, set the tone for the American League with a pregame speech and then delivered two final All-Star hits.

    July 16, 2014 1 Photo

  • DSC_0001.JPG Post 141 falls at Centralia

    CENTRALIA — Centralia broke a 6-6 deadlock with a four-run outburst in the seventh inning to take a 10-7 West Division Senior Legion victory over Mt. Vernon on Tuesday.

    July 16, 2014 1 Photo

Tom Lindley Sports