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In girls' soccer, Friday was a busy day for post-season play. The Marquette Lady Explorers are heading to next week's Metro East Lutheran Super-Sectional after their 3-1 win over Mater Dei at the Columbia Sectional last night. They will play Quincy Notre Dame Tuesday night. In the 3A Alton Regional title match at Public School Stadium, Edwardsville beat Granite City 1-0 in 2 overtimes.
The Alton Redbirds finished a disappointing last in yesterday's Belleville West 3A Track Sectional. Edwardsville was the overall winner. Jerseyville finished 5th overall in yesterday's Jacksonville Sectional, won by Springfield Southeast. The Panthers will send Mitch Kimble and Sam Welbourne to state in their individual events. Civic Memorial, EA/WR and Roxana were also at the meet, but didn't place in the team standings, or send any individual competitors on to state.
The boys tennis sectionals continue today around the state. Locally, Alton, CM, EA/WR, Marquette and Roxana are all competing at the Edwardsville Sectional. Also competing there is Jerseyville, Metro East, Triad, and the host Tigers.