Lemont cruises to another South Suburban conference win

Published: Wednesday, April 24, 2013 9:24 a.m. CDT • Updated: Wednesday, April 24, 2013 9:29 a.m. CDT
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Sarah Minor - sminor@shawmedia.com Aleksandra Mihailovic of Lemont dribbles the ball during their game on Tuesday, April 23.

LEMONT — Few opponents have been able to stop Lemont's girls soccer team this spring.

You can now add Mother Nature to the group that has failed.

Playing in a steady rain Tuesday afternoon, the Indians nevertheless kept up the offensive pressure in a 6-1 victory over TF Co-op.

The squad improved to a perfect 6-0 in South Suburban Conference action and 7-1-2 overall.

Aleksandra Mihailovic led the way with three goals before leaving early in the second half with an undisclosed injury.

"She did real good for us," said Lemont coach Rick Prangen. "She is our best forward and she really scores goals for us."

Kim Jerantowski tallied a goal and three assists for Lemont, which was seeing its first action since an 8-0 decision over Evergreen Park on April 16.

"I feel like we are making some steady improvement," Jerantowski said. "We still have to work on some of the little things but overall, we've been pretty strong. We are getting there."

Adding goals were Madelyln Bermele and LIndsey Mazur.

"I think we've improved a lot since the first game," Mazur said. "We are coming together and putting in a lot of effort."

Goalkeeper Kelly Fritz made five saves, all in the second half after not touching the ball over the first 40 minutes. The shutout was spoiled with less then 30 seconds remaining as Lemont yielded only its fourth goal of the season.

Having only been truly tested a couple of times this spring, the Indians will see exactly where they stand over the next two weekends. The team is traveling to the Quad Cities for the Moline Invite on Friday and Saturday before hosting their own tournament on May 3-4. In between will be league matches against Richards (April 30) and Argo (May 2).

"We will find out the next two weeks," Prangen added. "We open up (the Moline Invite) with Pleasant Valley and they are supposed to be one of the better teams in Iowa. We will see what happens. As a unit, I'm just looking for consistency. We will have to play well to do well."

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