Cross Country

OLNEY - The Golden Aces soccer team will play for its first-ever Regional championship on Saturday.  The Aces gained revenge from an early-season loss on Tuesday, by defeating Effingham St. Anthony, 4-1, in the IHSA Class 1A Regional semifinals here.

Senior Fabian Nordell continued his red-hot play by scoring all 4 goals for the Aces.

Mount Carmel [9-10] will play Teutopolis on Saturday in the finals. The winner advances to the Class 1A Sec-tional tournament in Effingham.

The Aces scored two goals in two minutes in the first five minutes, and maintained that 2-0 lead to halftime.

The Aces came out in the second half and dominated the run of play. Central midfielders Nate Jackson and Davis Vargo won balls and controlled the tempo.

Aces coach Willy Condol said: "The passing on the field tonight was excel-lent. We are playing very well right now, playing with purpose and motivation."

Condol also praised the play of the Aces defensive back four [Derek Zimmer, Logan Johnson, Parker Wilkin-son, and Alex Gaines].