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Craig trips Elkhorn

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Gazette staff
April 19, 2008

Janesville Craig High’s girls soccer team is starting to find the winning touch.


After dropping its first four games to start the season, the Cougars won their second straight on Friday night. Craig battled back from an early deficit to beat Elkhorn, 3-1, in the opening game of the Cougar Invitational.


Nicole Gutzman scored the go-ahead goal for Craig at 72:11 of the second half off a penalty kick, and Emily Legreid picked up an insurance goal three minutes later to conclude the scoring. Emma Fashing tied the game late in the first half on an assist from Kristy Benson.


“Elkhorn caught us a little off guard at first with its speed,” Craig coach Bill McCabe. “After that, we played pretty well and finally got some shots past their keeper.”


Craig will play Tomah at 10 this morning, followed by Green Bay East at 1 p.m.


CRAIG 3, ELKHORN 1


Elkhorn 1 0—1


Janesville Craig 1 2—3


First half


E—Maggie Smith (unassisted), 1:37. C—Emma Fashing (Kristy Benson), 37.37.


Second half


C—Nicole Gutzman (penalty kick), 72:11. C—Emily Legreid (Benson), 74:16.


Saves—Leiah Plucinski (Elkhorn) 11, Sofia Sanchez (Craig) 7.


Vikings blank Brown Deer


The visiting Janesville Parker High girls soccer team continued its unbeaten roll, blanking Brown Deer, 4-0, in a nonconference game Friday.


Carol Moore and Kelsey Bysted scored the Vikings’ first two goals. Michelle Kortyna and Nicole Strieker connected in the second half.


“We moved the ball and the girls played as a team,’’ Parker head coach Matt Beisser said.


The Vikings (6-0) play at Milwaukee King at 1 p.m. today.


PARKER 4, BROWN DEER 0


Janesville Parker 2 2—4


Brown Deer 0 0—0


First half


JP—Carol Moore (Ashleigh Busfield), 9:00. JP—Kelsey Bysted (Nicole Strieker), 35:00.


Second half


JP—Michelle Kortyna (Busfield), 46:00. JP—Strieker (Kortyna), 59:00.


Saves—Sam Anacker (JP) 4, Cameron (BD), 14.



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