[Erica Benson for Shaw Media]
A few weeks ago, not many people would have picked the Knights to return to the state finals.
Yet they are optimistic.
“Hopefully we can finish strong,” Fuller said. “Even though we lost people [to graduation] and people might not think that we’ll make it that far, I think we’re going to do good.”
“It’s like all of our hard work that we put in during the season, this is what we work for,” Hurt said. “I think we’re going to be able to step up to the challenge, where if we all work together as a group, we should be able to win and accomplish the goal.”
Ellie Krick scored an unassisted goal, Shea Smith scored on an assist from Alondra Holler and Holler scored on an assist from Krick, but the Lady Broncos lost to Lisle 4-3 in penalty kicks in the Class 1A Lisle Regional final on May 12. In the shootout, Lisle made all three attempts, and Montini made none. Nikki Sclafani had 15 saves in goal for Montini (10-8-1).