Nazareth 2, Wheaton Academy 1
Nazareth’s Claire Ramsey didn’t show any freshman jitters on Tuesday night against Wheaton Academy. The Roadrunners’ leading scorer buried her biggest goal of the season, a game-winner with 2 minutes, 34 seconds to play, to push Nazareth to a 2-1 victory in the Class 2A Wheaton St. Francis Sectional semifinals.
The Warriors struck first with a goal by freshman Gretchen Pearson in the first minute of the game. The Roadrunners responded with Ramsey’s first goal, coming at 20:15 of the first half. That’s how the game would remain until Nazareth’s Kelly Renehan played a ball from the corner to Ramsey at the top of the box. Ramsey used her right foot to send it to the top right side of the net.