Crusader Sports Recap August 23-29, 2021

8/30/2021

Cross Country Update
Tuesday, August 24, 2021: While running in extreme heat, the warmest race time in recent memory (107 Heat Index at race time), 4 runners received medals, despite the adverse running conditions. In the girls race, all three freshmen finished in the top half of the field. Greenlee D. finished 7, Rebecca A. 8, and Elianna T. 12. In the boys race, Elijah K. finished 8th, Ethan T. 9, and Alex R. 12. Congrats to all the runners.

Football Update
Saturday, August 28, 2021: The boys Varsity football team played an amazing game against Pleasant Hill on Saturday and came out with a win in their season opener, 52 - 14. The players representing Lutheran High School are Juniors, Christian L. and Eli O., Sophomore Jordan J., and Freshman Gabe H. Come out to support them at Freesen Field in Jacksonville for their next home game on Saturday, September 18th at 1pm.

Soccer Update
Saturday, August 28, 2021: The Crusaders traveled to Carlinville for the Kickoff classic and went 1-1 on the day. LuHi opened up with a strong Carlinville team and started strong, but fell 6-0. In the second game vs. Litchfield, LuHi scored 1:45 into the game on a goal by Duncan S. off a great pass from Caleb S. The Crusaders created 16 more shots before halftime, but couldn’t find the back of the net. LuHi scored 3 more goals in the 2nd half to win 4-1. 2nd half goals were recorded by Miles K., Duncan S., and Landon S. Leo L. had 2 assists and O. J. recorded 1. LuHi returns to action on Tuesday at North Mac vs. Athens at 5:00pm for their last pool play game.

Thursday, August 26, 2021: The Crusaders opened the soccer season in style with a 4-2 victory vs. Athens. It was a strong offensive performance and the defense was solid all over the field. Reese B. had 4 assists, and Landon W. and Miles K. each scored 2 goals. The team travels to Carlinville for the Kickoff Classic on Saturday for 2 games at 9:00am and 1:30pm.

Volleyball Update
Saturday, August 28, 2021: The girls VB team went 4-0 and beat a big Springfield High team in 2 sets to win the Crusader Classic for the first time in 10 years (since 2011!!). The girls played well as a team and showed what they are made of. Congrats to Makenna and Kaleigh for making the All-Tournament team! Thank you to ALL the fans, Beach Fans Friday and Frat Kids Saturday - your energy is so fun and the girls and coaches feed off of that. Continue to show God’s love in the way you cheer because you are spreading JOY, that is for sure.

Thursday, August 26, 2021: The varsity team won in conference play against Mt. Olive. They are now 2 and 0 in conference play. The team was led in kills by Makenna Cox with 9 and Ali Davis with 6. Maddie Cox led with 6 aces and Meena Taylor had 4. Great game, Lady Saders!

Tuesday, August 24, 2021: LuHi Volleyball started out with a thriller of a JV game. The girls lost the first set, battled back to take the second, but couldn’t quite finish in the third losing to South County.

The Varsity girls came out on fire, super pumped and excited for their first home game this season with lots of fans in the stands. The girls dominated and beat a tough conference Vipers team, 25-17, 25-18. The girls were led in kills by Makenna C. with 7 followed by Ali D. with 6. Our defense was hot; Makenna had 9 digs, while Kaleigh and Anna had 8 digs each. Maddie and Ali controlled the middle blocking with 3 each. Finally, Caleina led the offense with 18 assists on the night.

Thank you to our amazing student fan section. You were loud, fun, and encouraging! The opposing team even commented on how fun you were to watch. Coach McCulley is so proud of you guys! We are….LuHi!!