By JACKSON WILSON
Enquirer Democrat Reporter
The Carlinville Cavaliers finished in third place as a co-host of the Route 66 Kickoff Classic last week.
Carlinville suffered a tough 1-0 loss against Hillsboro with a championship berth on the line, but managed to hold off Litchfield-Gillespie by the same score on the tournament’s final day to finish the competition 3-1. Will Meyer scored his fourth goal of the season and Pierce Rovey made eight saves in the victory.
Litchfield-Gillespie qualified for the third place match with a 5-0 win over North Mac Aug. 29. The LHS Panthers, who co-op with a few Gillespie High School Miner athletes, are 2-2 to start the year.
Staunton walked away with sixth place following a pair of losses to Lincolnwood (5-0) and Springfield Lutheran (3-0). The Bulldogs are 1-3 on the season.
North Mac, which lost the seventh place match against Athens (6-0), has yet to get on the board. NMHS is 0-4 overall.
Hillsboro defeated Lincolnwood, 2-1, in the championship game and claimed its first ever Route 66 Kickoff Classic title.