Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Hear from the coach; hear from Kaitlin Springer about her game-winning-goal on Thursday.
Not often does the goal keeper get an assist in soccer. "But it happens sometimes," beamed Villa Duchesne's senior forward Kaitlin Springer. At the 64:34 point of the game, Springer got a bounding ball from goal keeper Sydney Miller, perfectly placed and not touched, and one-timed it past Principia keeper Jessica Clouse for the victory. Turns out this was the game-winning-goal and the only goal in a 1-0 blanking of the visiting Panthers. With that, Villa climbed over .500, upping the weather shortened season with a 5-4-2 record. The Saints will travel to Clayton Monday for a non league game. They host Whitfield today at 4:15. Both Springer and her coach Tim Twellman pronounced this a well-earned victory over a fiesty underdogged Principia …
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Recognized soccer coach will build on 12-6-1 season.
Tim Twellman is anxious to get his soccer team onto the field. Most practices have been in the gym with snow, rain and sleet cutting out outdoor practice. The Saints were 12-6-1, but lost their first game in the district tournament last year. In the Coaches Corner, Twellman talks about what experiences he brings to the program; how much the parents like the sport; and the schedule he has for his 2013 squad. Let's hear from Villa coach Tim Twellman.
Monday, May 7, 2012
Villa and MICDS battle it out for first place on the Rams turf at 5:15 p.m. today.
Editor's note: This game is scheduled for now on the turf field at MICDS at 5:15 p.m. today. Stay tuned for any updates. Today at 4 o’clock will be the last chance to see the battle for the MWAA soccer crown. Villa Duchesne, with an 11-3-2 record (4-0) in conference invades MICDS, 15-6-0 (4-1 in conference). If Villa wins, they take the title outright. If MICDS wins, the Rams co-share the title with the visitors. Winner almost takes all. The game will feature contrasts in style. The Rams are loaded up top, and get lots of scoring production from sophomore Caroline Militello and newcomers, freshmen Amber Jones and Courtney Kaplan. Militello leads the Rams with 24 goals, 24 assists for 70 points and 8 game winning goals. She is of the long-…
Thursday, May 3, 2012
Villa soccer turns 1-0 deficit into 4-1 win over Principia.
Right at the start of the second half, one of the Principia soccer coaches yelled out to his girls: “You’d better get out on top because they (Villa Duchesne) are going to throw everything at us.” He must have been a mind reader. In the space of three minutes, the Saints kickers turned a 1-0 deficit into a 3-1 lead, en-route to a Metro conference 4-1 win over the visiting Panthers. The Saints looked lethargic in the first half, allowing Principia to get the go-ahead goal. That was a high bounder that went over the head of keeper Hannah Benben. As it turns out, less than two minutes into the game, that was the last time Principia would score in the contest. Senior Megan Hillermann quickly turned things around for Villa, scoring the tying …
Wednesday, March 28, 2012
Saints whitewash visiting Lutheran North in Metro Conference game.
Spring break officially started Wednesday at 3:15 for the Villa Saints. The 4-1 soccer team had some unfinished business before heading for Padre Island and points south. The Saints won’t return to school or the turf until the Monday after Easter. The Saints toyed with Visiting Lutheran North in a Metro Conference game, winning easily 9-0. One more goal and the game would have come to a sudden finish with the game-ending 10 goal rule. Winning coach Tim Twellman handed the visiting Crusaders some credit. “They never gave up. They kept coming at us right until the end of the game.” But Saints forwards had target practice, finding the net five times in the first half. Here’s a quick summary of the scoring blotter: Two goals each for Kaitleya …
Friday, May 20, 2011
The defending state champions defeat the Saints 3-0 Friday in the Class 2, District 5 championship game.
Visitation Academy soccer coach Dick Westbrook is not necessarily known for his fiery halftime speeches. But when he talks, the Vivette players listen. Westbrook did some talking at halftime Friday in the Class 2 District 5 championship game against Villa Duchesne. The top-seeded Vivettes were scoreless with the underdog Saints after the first 40 minutes. "We did not play well in the first half and that may have had as much to do with the way Villa played as we played," Westbrook said. "Villa played with a lot of heart. I talked about seven things at halftime and they were all negatives for Visitation and all positives for Villa." The Vivettes got the message and scored three unanswered goals for a 3-0 victory in its first step towards …
Sunday, May 8, 2011
The Rebels score a first half goal and a late second half goal in 2-0 victory Saturday at Villa.
Villa Duchesne soccer coach Tim Twellman had a hard time identifying the teams in the MWAA Red Conference following his team's 2-0 league loss to Notre Dame Saturday at Villa. But he is certainly aware of the upcoming district tournament. The Saints close out their conference schedule Monday against league-leader MICDS. They then play the Rams again in the first round of districts May 17. Twellman would certainly love to beat MICDS Monday which could result in three teams (MICDS, Notre Dame and Villa) having one league loss. But the district game is what is first and foremost on his mind. "It's all about districts," said Twellman, whose team will have to get past top seeded Visitation in addition to MICDS to claim a district title. "I like…
Monday, April 11, 2011
Mary Catherine Webb scores three times to lead the Saints to a 6-0 victory at home Monday.
The Villa Duchesne soccer team scored just three goals in their first five games of the 2011 season. Saint junior Mary Catherine Webb equaled that total in a 21-minute span Monday. Villa would add three more goals in a 6-0 victory over Ladue at Oak Hill. "It's about time," Webb said of the goal-scoring explosion. The Saints had lost three 1-0 games, all against teams with winning records. "We have been playing well all season," Villa coach Tim Twellman said. "We had a lot of scoring chances in the other games but just had trouble finishing. But the girls continued to push hard and stayed positive. Things are starting to click." Twellman made a couple of positional changes, one of them moving Webb, a three-year starter, from midfield to …
Saturday, April 2, 2011
Early in the season girls build toward finishing opportunities to score.
After scoring a goal against Villa in the first fifteen minutes of the game, Kirkwood kicked up their defense to keep that lead. Villa took notice and did the same, making sure that Kirkwood wouldn’t score again. They didn’t. Unfortunately, Villa didn’t score either. “We’ve played three games and scored one goal,” CoachTim Twellman said after the game. “We’re just trying to get on track.” That one goal was a shot from junior midfielder Meghan Hillemann; the goal gave Villa a 1-0 win over Borgia (2-2). Hillemann led her team in goals last season, scoring nine. Villa’s record now is 1-2, with a loss to St. Pius X and now Kirkwood. But Twellman is optimistic. “We’re really doing OK, we’re not doing anything bad on the defensive end,” he …