Second-half onslaught leads Hinsdale Central girls soccer past Benet
Casey May scores twice as Red Devils tally three times in less than eight minutes to reach sectional final
HINSDALE - That didn't take long.
After struggling to a scoreless first half in Tuesday's Class 3A sectional semifinal game, Hinsdale Central's girls soccer team scored three goal in quick succession early in the second half for a 3-0 win over Benet.
Central (15-3-3) will play in the sectional championship game at 6 p.m. Friday on its own Dickinson Field. The Red Devils will face either Wheaton Warrenville South or Lyons Township for the title. Those two teams started their semifinal game Tuesday evening, but a lightning delay forced the game to be postponed until 4:30 p.m. Wednesday with the score knotted at 1-1 near the end of the first overtime.
Weather was not a factor for the Red Devils or Redwings (17-5-1), though both teams struggled to generate much forward momentum over the first 40 minutes. Each team was limited to just two shots on goal in the first half, none of which were of the dangerous variety.
Immediately after halftime, Central had the better of the offensive play. Less than five minutes into the half Jenn Jarmy ran onto a ball in space left of the 18-yard box, sent a pass to Madeline Engelking in the middle, who then flicked it on to a wide open Casey May, who buried it for what turned out to be the game-winning goal.
Less than two minutes later, with 33:35 left to play, Meghan Schick's pass sent May racing down the right sideline with the ball. May crossed to Alison Cerny for the Red Devils second goal. Six minutes later, May dribbled her way free from danger inside the box and sent a left-footed shot past Benet's keeper to all but seal the outcome with 27:51 remaining.
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