Garcia lifts Purple Knights soccer
Marco Garcia kept the season alive for the Beloit Memorial High School’s boys soccer team Thursday night.
Garcia’s overtime goal lifted the Purple Knights to a 2-1 win over Racine Horlick in a WIAA Division 1 regional final game.
Beloit (16-7-2) plays at top-seeded Kenosha Tremper next Thursday in a sectional semifinal game.
Horlick took a 1-0 lead in the second half on a Marco Perez goal, but Beloit forced the overtime on Joel Stidde’s goal at 71:20.
BELOIT 2, HORLICK 1 (OT)
Racine Horlick 0 1 0—1
Beloit Memorial 0 1 1—1
H—Marco Perez, 63:02. B—Joel Stidde (Misael Rivas), 71:20.
B—Marco Garcia, 87:13.
Saves—Horlick 7, Luis Gonzalez (B) 3.
-- Badger 4, Stoughton 1—Matric Kotula scored two goals to lead Badger to the regional title.
Badger (22-2-1) trailed 1-0 at half, but tied the game on a Francisco Perez goal in the 43rd minute and took the lead for good on Kotula’s first goal in the 60th minute.
Badger will host Kenosha Bradford, a 3-2 winner over Elkhorn, in a sectional semifinal game next Thursday.
BADGER 4, STOUGHTON 1
Stoughton 1 0—1
Lake Geneva Badger 0 4—4
S—Jeremy Veek, 26:00.
B—Francisco Perez, 43:00. B—Matric Kotula (Martin Valadez), 60:00. B—Kotula (Chris Georgalas), 73:00. B—Zach Dorn (Kyle Blechner), 78:00.
Saves—Stoughton 12, Brendon Greunwald-Schmitz 3.
Dawson Miller scored two first-half goals, and keeper Odi Ochoa helped make those goals stand up as Whitewater High defeated visiting Delafield St. John’s Northwestern Military Academy, 2-1, in a WIAA Division 2 regional final.
Miller took a through ball from Jon Martinez to put the Whippets ahead at the 22:54 mark. The junior then sent a rebound home off a cross from Michael Messier at the 31:51 mark for a 2-0 halftime lead.
The Whippets (14-5) host Delavan-Darien in a sectional semifinal next Thursday.
WHITEWATER 2, ST. JOHN’S 1
St. John’s Northwestern 0 1—1
Whitewater 2 0—2
W—Dawson Miller (Jon Martinez), 22:54. W—Miller, 31:51.
SJ—Andy Pole, 47:56.
Saves—Chris Wagner (SJ) 8, Odi Ochoa (W) 4.
-- Delavan-Darien 2, Pewaukee 2 (4-3 shootout)—The host Comets battled back from a 2-0 deficit en route to the Division 2 regional final win.
Tomas Torres tied the game at 2-2 early in second half, and the Comets (17-4-1) won the shootout thanks to two saves from Evan Mansfield.
Delavan-Darien will play at Whitewater in a sectional final game Thursday. Whitewater defeated the Comets, 1-0, in a regular season game.
DELAVAN-DARIEN 2, PEWAUKEE 2
(Delavan-Darien won shootout , 4-3)
Pewaukee 2 0 0 0—2
Delavan-Darien 1 1 0 0—2
P—Tony Trahan (David Reese), 11:00. P—Josh Baker (Trahan), 14:00. DD—Chris Doerr (Travis Lietzke), 26:00.
DD—Tomas Torres, 51:00.
Saves—Sean O’Toole (P) 15, Evan Mansfield (DD) 17.
Delavan-Darien shootout goals—Mark Armato, Carlos Lemus, Torres, Doerr.
-- McFarland 2, Monroe 1—The host Spartans scored the lone goal of the second half to win the Division 2 regional final game.
McFarland host Madison Edgewood in a sectional semifinal game Thursday.
McFARLAND 2, MONROE 1
Monroe 1 0—1
McFarland 1 1—2
McF—Grill (LaReau), 27:00. Mon—Aurit (Gross), 37:00.
McF—Reinke (LaReau), 56:00.
Saves—Steurer (Mo) 11, Juszczyk (Mc) 8.
EDGEWOOD 1, MOUNT HOREB 0
Madison Edgewood 0 1—1
Mount Horeb 0 0—0
ME—Reynolds (Owen), 46:29.
Saves—Blair (E) 6, Sielaff (MH) 7.
Last updated: 11:43 am Thursday, December 13, 2012