Cougars, Vikings fall in Big Eight soccer

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Gazette staff
Tuesday, September 10, 2013

VERONA--The Janesville Craig boys soccer team was shut out for the first time this season on Tuesday night in a 4-0 loss at Verona.

The Cougars gave up two first-half goals over a matter of five minutes midway through the half, then Santiago Azcarate found the back of the net twice in the second half.

“Skill-wise, we were able to play with them; they play a very similar game to the way we do,” Craig coach Mike Hook said. “There was some very nice passing on display. I don’t know if they ever made a mistake in passing or marking, which makes it difficult to get chances.

“We’re just not quite at that level yet.”

David Diaz made 10 saves for the Cougars, who fell to 4-3 overall and 0-3 in the Big Eight. They host Sun Prairie at 7 p.m. on Thursday.


Craig                                0   0—0

Verona                            2   2—4

First Half

Ver—Kye Hanson, 11. Ver—Garrett Grunke (Robert Wagman), 16.

Second Half

Ver—Santiago Azcarate, 56. Ver—Azcarate, 59.

Saves—David Diaz (JC) 10. Verona 4.



MIDDLETON 11, JANESVILLE PARKER 0—Emerson Kovacs scored twice for the Cardinals in the opening two minutes and ran away with a Big Eight victory over the Vikings on Tuesday night.

Isaac Brodkey made 10 saves for Parker.

“We had a handful of kids out with injuries, but the team kept working hard,” Vikings coach Jason Bier said. “I was actually pleased to see them string some passes together. It’s just getting to the right spot, communicating and talking on the field. Nobody quit.”

Parker dropped to 1-7 overall and 0-3 in conference. The Vikings play a road nonconference game at Lodi on Monday.


Middleton           8  3—11

Parker                  0    0—0

First Half

Mid—Emerson Kovacs, 0:55. Mid—Kovacs, 1:36. Mid—Ivan Khamenka, 4:40. Mid—Khamenka, 11:18. Mid—Mintesinote Urban, 17:59. Mid—Urban, 20:07. Mid—Joe Hall, 37:39. Mid—Nicholas Bilodeau, 39:13.

Second Half

Mid—Gabriel Garlough-Shah, 43:35. Mid—Bilodeau, 52:06. Mid—Colin Masnica, 55:16.

Saves—Isaac Brodkey (JP) 10, Josh Feirer (JP) 1, Nicholas Revord (Mid) 1.

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