Effingham Daily News, Effingham, IL

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October 11, 2013

Shoes win for Siemer on Senior Night

TEUTOPOLIS — Eddie Siemer only played for about a minute or two for Teutopolis Thursday night, taking the opening kickoff against St. Anthony.

But Teutopolis dedicated its effort to the senior on Senior Night, as Siemer saw playing time for the first time this season and the last time at home in a 3-2 win Thursday.

Siemer has battled acute lymphoblastic leukemia since April 2011, and has missed all season with the disease. But he’s suited up for every game, helping with team morale on the bench.

While seniors Seth Belford and Kyle Blievernicht were also honored before the game, coach Dustin Jansen gave a speech about Siemer before the game and his sister sang the national anthem.

It was his fellow seniors that helped earn them the win, with Blievernicht netting two goals and an assist and Belford making a number of big saves against the Bulldogs.

“I think we did (Siemer) well out there, I think we did real well out there,” Jansen said. “He needs to realize how much he means to this team. The speech that I wrote before the game, it was probably the easiest speech I’ve ever written.”

Blievernicht got the Wooden Shoes on the board nearly 18 minutes into the first half, scoring a beautiful bender into the left corner of the net past St. Anthony keeper Zach Tegeler.

For a player who’s been scoring all season, Jansen had high praise for the effort on that goal.

“His first goal was remarkable, he got some good English on that ball,” Jansen said. “As far as shots go, that was his best shot all year.”

He’d score again with 4:31 remaining, after he was taken down in the box and awarded a penalty kick. He went right, easily scoring as Tegeler dove left.

St. Anthony coach Scott Demers was not pleased with the decision to give Blievernicht the penalty kick.

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