Soccer | Emma Lucas
Lucas, a sophomore for the Roxana girls’ soccer team, earns AdVantage News Athlete of the Week honors after tallying the lone goal in a 1-0 win over Mascoutah on March 31 in the title game of the East Alton-Wood River Tournament.
Her score snapped a scoreless stalemate in the second half and the win secured the second consecutive EA-WR Tourney crown for the Shells, who also won the tournament in ‘15.
Lucas is Roxana’s leading scorer on the season. Through Wednesday she had eight goals. She has also divvied out three assists and has a team-high 19 points for the Shells.
Lucas’ strong play is one of the reasons Roxana owned a 6-1-1 record prior to Thursday’s match with Marquette Catholic. They are 1-1 in the South Central Conference.
Softball | Tomi Dublo
Dublo, a junior for the Alton Redbird softball team, muscled up in the eighth inning of a Southwestern Conference affair at Belleville East on March 31, hitting a go-ahead, two-run home run to put the Birds up 4-2 on the host Lancers.
They went on to win the game. They were 8-1 and 2-1 in the Southwestern Conference after a loss to Edwardsville on Tuesday.
Dublo, Alton’s second baseman, was hitting .367 with a team-leading 3 homers and 10 RBIs through Tuesday. Her RBI total is good for second on the Redbirds.
She’s also hit 2 doubles, scored 10 runs, owns a .424 on-base percentage and has a .733 slugging percentage.
AHS is off to its best start since 2013 when it began 9-0.