This was playoff soccer — bodies were flying and shots were not. The combination of physical play and damp conditions led to a dearth of scoring chances for both teams, but Burlington Central found a way to win. Jordan King’s penalty kick goal in the 34th minute proved to be the only score as the Rockets edged Kaneland, 1-0, for the championship of the Class 2A Burlington Central regional Friday.The Rockets (21-2) will take on Prairie Ridge in the Rochelle sectional semifinals on Wednesday.Although her goal came relatively early in the game, King realized its importance.”It was really important to finish it and capitalize, just to get the other team knowing that we could get a goal in the first half,” King said. “It was especially important because going into the second half we already had the lead and could kind of breathe a little bit.”The Rockets dominated play early and created some prime scoring chances, but couldn’t bury one. Zoey Kollhoff had 3 good shots. Kaneland keeper Emma Ball stopped two and Sophie Ottoson swept in to knock the third away.Ball also made a diving stop of a shot by King.King finally put one in following a penalty against… Read full this story
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