Milton blanks Craig in regional soccer
The No. 4 seed Red Hawks (12-12) advance to face the No. 1 seed Kenosha Tremper in a sectional semifinal this Thursday at 3 p.m. The winner will play either Lake Geneva Badger or Racine Park in a sectional final at 1 p.m. Saturday at Wilmot.
Milton held a 2-0 lead after the first half, then blitzed the Cougars (4-14-2) with five goals in the second half.
“It was a close game in the first half,” Milton coach Ryan Wagner said. “In the second half the (goals) just kept on rolling in.’’
Craig coach Dave Adler thought the Cougars were in good shape heading into the second half.
“Milton scored two goals in the first 15 minutes, and we held them the rest of the way. “We thought we were in good shape for the second half.’’
Luke Novak gave Milton a 3-0 lead five minutes into the second half.
“They scored off a rebound, and things just fell apart from there,” Adler said.
Milton scored three more goals through the next eight-minute stretch to put the game away.
“Milton did a great job of moving the ball,” Adler said. “They just outplayed us.’’
MILTON 7, JANESVILLE CRAIG 0
Janesville Craig 0 0—0
Milton 2 5—7
M—Cole Aschenbrenner (Adam Lysak), 7:22. M—Charlie Wendelschafer (Eddie Berlanga), 14:16.
M—Luke Novak (Lysak), 45:28. M—Novak (Lysak), 54:23. M—Wendelschafer (Berlanga), 56:50. M—Lysak (Kris Zainer), 61:33. M—Zainer (Aschenbrenner), 68:00.
Saves—Max Neidermeier (JC) 7, Nick Hallett (M) 2.
n Whitewater 3, East Troy 1—The Whippets scored three goals within 10 minutes in the second half for the victory.
East Troy’s Riley Monahan gave East Troy a 1-0 first-half lead. Whitewater’s Kurt Billot, Michael Messier and Drew Peabody each scored in the second half.
Whitewater (14-7-1, 10-0 Rock Valley) will face top-seeded Pewaukee in a sectional semfinal at 6:30 p.m. Thursday in Pewaukee. The winner will play either Mount Horeb or McFarland in a sectional final 1 p.m. Saturday at Mount Horeb.
WHITEWATER 3, EAST TROY 1
Whitewater 0 3—3
East Troy 1 0—1
ET—Riley Monahan (Tommy Kuczynski), 35:35.
WW—Kurt Billot (Penalty kick), 58:37. WW—Michael Messier (unassisted), 62:16. WW—Drew Peabody (unassisted), 68:27.
Saves—Collin Schmitz (ET) 4, Abi Ochoa (WW) 4.
n Pewaukee 3, Delavan-Darien 0—The top-seeded Pirates (16-6-2) scored twice in the first half and kept the Comets a bay the rest of the way.
Pewaukee will face Whitewater in a sectional semifinal at Pewaukee at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. The winner will play either Mount Horeb or McFarland for a state berth at 1 p.m. Saturday at Mount Horeb.
Delavan-Darien concludes the season, 11-11-3.
n Badger 2, Elkhorn 0—Frank Delgado had a goal and an assist to lead the Badgers past the Elks in a WIAA Division 1 regional final game.
Badger (16-3-3) will play No. 2 seed Kenosha Tremper in a sectional semifinal game on Thursday night at Racine Park. The winner will play either Kenosha Tremper or Milton for a state berth at 1 p.m. Saturday at Wilmot.
BADGER 2, ELKHORN 0
Elkhorn 0 0—0
Lake Geneva Badger 2 0—2
B—Mike Legoo (Frank Delgado), 20:00. B—Delgado (Wes Aranda), 35:00.
Saves—Elkhorn 9, Brandan Gruenwald-Schmitz (Badger) 1.