Craig wins its invitational
Two shutouts carried Janesville Craig High’s soccer team to the Cougar Invitational title on Saturday.
The Cougars blanked Green Bay East, 4-0, in the first game Saturday before edging Tomah in game two, 1-0. Craig (4-4 overall) outscored three opponents 8-1 in the tournament.
“We’ve been getting better and better every game,” Craig coach Bill McCabe said. “Even when we lost our first four games to start the year, we knew we could still be a pretty good team because we played some really good teams to start the season.
“We were a little tired against Tomah because we had played back-to-back games, but Kristy (Benson) got the one goal and that was enough.”
The Cougars scored three goals in the second half to break open a close game with Green Bay East. Emily Legreid had two goals against East and Nicole Gutzman added two assists. Sofia Sanchez made 11 saves for the Cougars in posting the back-to-back shutouts.
Craig is at Madison La Follette in a Big Eight Conference game Tuesday night.
CRAIG 4, GREEN BAY EAST 0
Green Bay East 0 0—0
Janesville Craig 1 3—4
C—Emma Fashing (unassisted), 6:42.
C—Kelsey Kennedy (Nicole Gutzman), 57:20. C—Emily Legreid (Emilie Dillner), 77:07. C—Legreid (Lindsey Kline, Gutzman), 78:54.
Saves—Kaitlyn Staszak (East) 7, Sofia Sanchez (Craig) 5.
CRAIG 1, TOMAH 0
Tomah 0 0—0
Janesville Craig 0 1—1
C—Kristy Benson (Emma Fashing, Emily Legreid), 46:11.
Saves—Kylie Dietzman (Tomah) 14, Sofia Sanchez (Craig) 6.
n Parker remains unbeaten—Janesville Parker High’s girls soccer team ran its winning streak to seven Saturday afternoon.
Nicole Strieker had a goal and an assist to lead the Vikings to a 2-0 nonconference win over Milwaukee King.
Parker (7-0) did not give up a goal in three games this week.
“It continues to be about the team for us,” Parker coach Matt Beisser said. “We’re seeing the field really well and moving the ball.
“Today, it was a matter of adjusting to playing on what was a terrible field. It wasn’t regulation in length and the footing was terrible. We were still able to dominate, though.”
Strieker got the Vikings on the road at nine minutes of the first half on an assist from Ashleigh Busfield. Junior Kelsey Bysted scored the second goal off a Strieker assist.
Sam Anacker was forced to make only two saves in earning the shutout victory.
Parker will play Beloit Memorial in a Big Eight Conference game on Tuesday.
PARKER 2, MILWAUKEE KING 0
Janesville Parker 2 0—2
Milwaukee King 0 0—0
P—Nicole Strieker (Ashleigh Busfield), 9:00. P—Kelsey Bysted (Strieker), 23:00.
Saves—Sam Anacker (Parker) 2, Kayla Willis (King) 24.