GHS soccer finishes regular season 6-14-2

GHS soccer finishes regular season 6-14-2

Gillespie sophomore goalie Cameron Crow clears the ball while teammates Kaleb Crider (2) and Chance Reiniesch look on during an Oct. 11 home game. The Miners concluded the regular season with an overall record of 6-14-2. Gillespie plays Civic Memorial in an IHSA Class 2A Regional quarterfinal game Tuesday, Oct. 22, at 4:30 p.m. at Jacksonville High School. Coal Country Times photo by Denise Simpson.

Jeremie Yakana scores hat trick against Vandalia


Coal Country Times Reporter

The Gillespie High School varsity soccer team was without a win since Sept. 14 and shouldering a seven-game losing streak. The woes finally ended Oct. 3 at Vandalia.

Five different Miners found the back of the net en route to a 7-0 conference onslaught.

Jeremie Yakana led the way for GHS with a hat trick (three goals) and was joined by Spencer Hoehl, Chance Reiniesch, Trey Davee and Evan Young in the scoring department.

Yakana and Davee also contributed with a pair of assists each.

Final Home Games

Gillespie’s offense cooled off over the course of their final three contests, all at home.

The Miners suffered back-to-back shutouts at the hands of Pleasant Plains (4-0) Oct. 5 and North Mac (2-0) Oct. 8 before falling short to East-Alton Wood River (2-1) on Senior Night, Oct. 10.

Gillespie concluded the regular season 6-14-2 and 2-6 in South Central Conference play.

Gillespie assigned to Class 2A

The Gillespie Miners were granted an automatic quarterfinal bid in the IHSA Class 2A brackets. GHS will attempt to avenge a 7-0 regular season loss in a rematch against Bethalto Civic Memorial Oct. 22 at Jacksonville High School. Game time is 4:30 p.m.