Janesville Craig soccer handed first loss
Parker's Boys Varsity Soccer game against the Madison East Purgolders
BELOIT Janesville Craig’s boys soccer team suffered its first loss of the season Tuesday night.
Marco Garcia’s goal off a penalty kick in the 29th minute of the first half lifted Beloit Memorial to a 1-0 Big Eight Conference win over the Cougars.
The Cougars (4-1-1, 1-1) had plenty of scoring chances, but they could not find the back of the net.
“We played a man down for the last 27 minutes of the game but still dominated play, I thought,” Craig first-year coach Charles Friedrich said. “We just couldn’t get the tying goal.
“And Beloit’s goal was very controversial. I didn’t think the play deserved a penalty kick, but the official said it hit one of our players on the shoulder while he was in the crease.
“It was a great game, but a tough loss.”
Craig’s Max Niedermeier made 19 saves, while the Cougars finished with 15 shots on goal.
The Cougars host Madison La Follette on Thursday at
BELOIT 1, CRAIG 0
Janesville Craig 0 0—0
Beloit Memorial 1 0—1
B—Marco Garcia (penalty kick), 29:00.
Saves—Max Niedermeier (C) 19, Beloit 15.
n East 9, Parker 0—Mbodje Sarr and Antonio Richards scored three goals apiece as the Madison East routed Janesville Parker (0-7, 0-2) in a Big Eight Conference game.
Parker goaltender Sergio Estrada had 32 saves. The Vikings, meanwhile, had just one shot on goal.
Parker plays at Madison West on Thursday and hosts the Viking Invitational on Saturday.
EAST 9, PARKER 0
Madison East 6 3—9
Janesville Parker 0 0—0
ME—Mbodje Sarr (Isaac Pratzel), 5:00. ME—Sarr (Zaccary Roelke), 11:40. ME—Sarr (John Block), 13:50. ME—Antonio Richards (Donovan Brendler), 21:45. ME—Richards, 30:05. ME—Richards, 31.29.
ME—Sergio Becerra-Ramirez (Pratzel), 41:00. ME—Ben Shinners, 45:10. ME—Beccera-Ramirez, 69:04.
Saves—Garrett Farrin (ME) 1, Sergio Estrada (JP) 32.
Junior varsity—East won.