Ranked teams down local squads
Janesville Craig High School’s boys soccer team turned in a strong effort, but Big Eight leader Madison West more than met the challenge Tuesday night.
The ninth-ranked Regents jumped to a 3-0 lead over the visiting Cougars in the first half and went on to a 5-0 victory as they boosted their record to 6-0 in the conference and 14-5 overall.
Alex Bernhardt got the first two goals for West.
“It was one of the better games we played, and we played as hard as we could,” Craig coach Charles Friedrich said. “But we were playing the top team in the Big Eight.”
The Cougars, 2-5 in the Big Eight and 7-9-1 overall, will be back in action Thursday with a home game against Verona.
WEST 5, CRAIG 0
Janesville Craig 0 0—0
Madison West 3 2—5
MW—Alex Bernhardt, 6:54. MW—Bernhardt, 9:41. MW—Kris Sladky (Zane Shahrani), 35:12.
MW—Fedor Bulot (Sladky), 57:33. MW—Michael Kramer (Sladky), 71:00.
Saves—Peter Cooney (JC) 4, Keenon Smith (MW) 0, Mike Thal (MW) 1.
n Memorial 6, Parker 0—Tenth-ranked Madison Memorial pulled away with four goals in the second half for a Big Eight victory at Janesville Parker.
Parker (0-19, 0-8) trailed only 2-0 at the half, but could not mount a threat the last 40 minutes.
“We felt we played really well considering the caliber of team we were up against,” Parker coach Andy Holmes said. “The weather, especially the wind, made the conditions very difficult to play in.”
Parker wraps up the regular season on Thursday at Middleton.
MEMORIAL 6, PARKER 0
Madison Memorial 2 4—6
Janesville Parker 0 0—0
MM—Lucas Cardona (Isaias Colegial), 10:00. M—Elijah Newallo (Mariano Lencina), 28:55.
MM—Colegial, 56:00. MM—Lencina (Colegial), 57:00. MM—Henry King, 70:00. MM—Otto Braun, 72:00.
Saves—Eric Lockard (M) 1, John Fillion (P) 13, Caleb Williams (JP) 9.