Teutopolis, Newton Winners at T-Town Regional; Hearts Fall to Mahomet-Seymour


Published on October 16 2019 10:03 am
Last Updated on October 16 2019 10:03 am
Written by Greg Sapp

It'll be Teutopolis vs. Newton Friday for the championship of the Teutopolis Regional.

Teutopolis blanked St. Anthony 5-0 in semifinal action Tuesday, while Newton edged Altamont-Beecher City-Cowden-Herrick co-op 1-0.

Alessio Bucciarelli scored the Shoes' first goal at 30:10 in the first half off an assist from Alex Deters. Deters later assisted on a goal by Jack Poelker at 19:18 in the first half. In the second half, Teutopolis got unassisted goals from Alex Deters at 34:25, Kaleb Bannick at 28:22, and Derek Deters at 9:23.

Teutopolis is now 15-4-2 overall.

St. Anthony Coach Martin Reyes said, "We finish the season 8-12-2, improving from last season's 6-9-4. We also finished with 58 goals and 47 assists, also an improvement from last year's 40 goals and 21 assists."

Reyes added, "I want to thank our seniors for their hard work and leadership. Reilly Ashton had 16 goals and 10 assists, Jack Elder had 16 goals and eight assists, Will Swingler had four goals and 13 assists, Grace Hakman had one goal and one assist, as well as countless defensive stops and steals. Will Fonner had countless defensive stops and steals as well or was a leader in the defense."

In the second contest, Newton scored the only goal between the two teams at 8:05 in the second half. 

Altamont closes its season at 7-10-3.

Teutopolis will play Newton at 6:30pm Friday on the junior high school field. The winner will advance to the Springfield Sacred Heart-Griffin Sectional next Tuesday evening.


Despite a solid defensive performance, Effingham fell to Mahomet-Seymour 3-2 in Apollo Conference action Tuesday.

Hearts Coach Weston Peno said, "Last night versus Mahomet was an exceptional game. Both teams were evenly paced and fought for every goal. The first half was clean, with smart passing and our defensive line played the best soccer so far this season. The second half was equally impressive, but we got caught on a weak side quickly, with back to back goals in under two minutes. We adjusted and continued the back and forth play. They managed to sneak one more goal in, off of a very impressive shot. Though EHS lost this one, it has shown how much improvement we have sustained over the course of the season. The last time we played this team, we struggled from the get-go; last night we looked like we belonged as competitors to any team."

Bryan Angel scored the Effingham goals. Peno said, "One was especially nice, as a solid shot from Josh Bowlin hit the goalie and bounced back. Bryan then crashed the net and had a nice volley into the back of the net." Peno added, "Brandon Duncan had 13 saves and played very well in part with the defensive line."

Effingham's Senior Night is set for Thursday night. See a companion story on this same page on the website.