EDWARDSVILLE – A first-half penalty kick from Lexi Norton was all Edwardsville's girls soccer team needed as the Tigers defeated Belleville East 1-0 Tuesday evening at Tiger Stadium.

“We got off to a slow start in the first half, but found our groove in the second and played pretty well,” said Tiger coach Abby Comerford. “We're working as a team, and it makes a big difference.

“We still have some work to do, but we're getting there.”

The Tigers took their record to 6-1-1 overall and 1-1-1 in the Southwestern Conference with the win and travel to Gordon Moore Park in Alton for a 4:30 p.m. match against Marquette today.

The Tigers will host their annual Action for Autism match at 6:45 p.m. Tuesday against Belleville Althoff at Tiger Stadium. Donations for Action for Autism will be taken at the gate, 50-50 tickets will be sold and half the proceeds from concessions sold during the match will be donated to Action for Autism, a St. Louis-based organization which helps children and families affected by autism. For more information, visit www.afastl.org on the web.

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Feeney, 56, is a native of Granite City and graduated from Granite City South in 1978. He was a part-time writer for the old Granite City Journal from 1979-84 before attending Eastern Illinois University in Charleston,
from which he earned his BA in journalism in 1988. He has worked for newspapers in Sikeston, Mo., Rocky Mount, N.C., Seneca, S.C. and in Charleston-Mattoon. He also worked for the old St. Clair County Suburban
Journals.

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