Cougars, Vikings drop close soccer matches
Alex Swarthout scored in the 88th minute to lead Lake Geneva Badger past Janesville Craig in a nonconference girls soccer match on Tuesday night.
“They got a free kick right outside the box,” Craig coach Bill McCabe said. “Other than that, it was good. The second half, we moved some girls around and they played really well. It’s going to take time, but I’m proud.”
After a scoreless first half, Craig (0-2) took the lead on Sydney Salmon’s goal in the 58th minute.
Badger’s Taylor Houghton answered to tie it, 1-1, with less than six minutes remaining to force overtime. The Badgers improved to 1-0.
Craig’s Maddie Schroeder and Badger’s Erin Utesch each made four saves.
The Cougars’ home opener is Thursday against Oregon.
BADGER 2, CRAIG 1 (OT)
Janesville Craig 0 1 0—1
Lake Geneva Badger 0 1 1—2
JC—Sydney Salmon, 58. LGB—Taylor Houghton, 74.
LGB—Alex Swarthout, 88.
Saves—Maddie Schroeder (JC) 4, Erin Utesch (LGB) 4.
Watertown 2, Parker 0—Emily Lemminger scored twice to lead Watertown past Parker in a nonconference game.
Lemminger scored in the 16th and 47th minutes.
Parker keeper Becky Harmata made 11 saves.
“We shored up our defense tonight after giving up five goals on Monday,” coach Steve Strieker said. “We held the line against a really good team.”
Parker hosts Madison La Follette on Thursday.
WATERTOWN 2, PARKER 0
Janesville Parker 0 0—0
Watertown 1 1—2
Wat—Emily Lemminger, 16.
Saves—Becky Harmata (JP) 11, Watertown 2.