Angelina Bailey and David Barrett
David Barrett — Boys’ Soccer
A junior for the East Alton-Wood River Oilers, Barrett has steadily improved his soccer skills after beginning his prep career on the varsity squad as a freshman. Barrett is one of the Oilers’ lead goal scorers on a talented 6-3 squad in 2014.
Barrett scored four goals in the first half against the Litchfield Purple Panthers in a 7-0 victory on Thursday, Sept. 18. He also scored a first-half goal, which put EA-WR ahead 1-0 on Saturday, Sept. 20, in Jerseyville before the Oilers ultimately lost 5-3 in a shootout.
“David has good communication on the field,” senior co-captain Brennan Augustyn said. “He’s improved a lot and his touches are better — he’s an overall solid player.”
Barrett’s twin brother, Nick, is the Oilers goalkeeper and also has been a standout player for head coach Mike Lawson.
“David knows he needs to be thankful for his teammates,” Lawson said. “He’s had great support behind him to get the ball in position, but it takes a solid player to finish the job individually. He’s quick to share the credit to his teammates.”
Barrett starts varsity and shares the captain role for the Oilers.
Angelina Bailey — Girls’ Golf
Civic Memorial girls’ golfer Angelina Bailey produced the best shot of her career on Thursday, Sept. 18, at the Yorktown Par 3 Tournament in Belleville.
On Hole No. 12, using her pitching wedge, Bailey recorded the first hole-in-one of her life.
She didn’t have high hopes when the shot left the tee box. The hole, surrounded by a water hazard, saw the ball headed toward a rocky beach and Bailey hoped for a lucky deflection to set her up for a chip shot. What she received was much more.
“My stance was perfect, but I think I had my angle a little messed up and when I was watching it I was thinking, ‘OK, go for the rocks; I can chip it up, hit it in and go for a par,’” Bailey said. “But as it hit the rock, it bounced literally straight into the air at least 10 to 12 feet and went straight into the hole. It never touched the green. It was just a lucky shot.
“There are so many amazing golf girls on my team, it’s amazing that I’d be the one to get a hole-in-one. Lucky shot or not, I was still amazed.”
Bailey is the only golfer on the Eagles to log an ace thus far in their careers. She went on to shoot a 72 in the tournament and contribute to CM’s team score of 271.