Evansville, Whitewater top Craig, Parker in girls soccer
Injuries doomed the Janesville Parker girls soccer team in a cold nonconference outing Tuesday night.
The Vikings were without a handful of players and gave up a pair of second-half goals in a 2-0 loss at Whitewater.
“We are really hurting,” Parker coach Steve Strieker said. “We were down to about two subs by the end of the game, so we’re going to have to move some JV kids up. We’re just fighting injuries. And it’s tough when you’re already short.
“We’re not trying to make excuses, but it’s the reality.”
Alyson Quass and Allison Sidmak provided the goals for the Whippets.
Parker is back in action Thursday in another nonconference tilt at Lake Mills.
WHITEWATER 2, PARKER 0
Janesville Parker 0 0—0
Whitewater 0 2—2
W—Alyson Quass, 47. W—Allison Sidmak, 68.
Saves—Becky Harmata (JP) 7, Whitewater 4.
• Evansville 2, Craig 0—Evansville High improved to 4-0 with a nonconference victory over visiting Janesville Craig on Tuesday night.
“We got stronger as the game went on,” Evansville coach Kendall Buttchen said. “This was a nice win for us.
“We came out not playing our best, and (the first) goal gave us some momentum.”
Emily Moccero scored off a nice cross from Anna Hurtley to put the Blue Devils up 1-0 at the 27:30 mark of the first half.
Hurtley scored off an assist from Moccero to conclude the scoring in the second half.
“It’s going to take some time to work the kinks out,” said Craig coach Bill McCabe, whose team plays at Madison East on Thursday. “I’m still proud of the girls for the way they played. They’re practicing well, and it will come.”
Evansville keeper Hannah Anderson made five saves in the shutout. Craig keeper Maddie Schroeder made 10 saves.
EVANSVILLE 2, CRAIG 0
Craig 0 0—0
Evansville 1 1—2
E—Emily Moccero (Anna Hurtley), 27:30.
E—Hurtley (Moccero), 60:09.
Saves—Maddie Schroeder (JC) 10, Hannah Anderson (E) 5.