Janesville Craig, Parker fall to Big Eight powers
Janesville Craig High School’s girls soccer team battled fourth-ranked Madison Memorial even for most of the game Thursday night, but the visiting Cougars could not overcome a slow start.
Memorial scored twice in the first seven minutes of the game en route to a 3-0 Big Eight Conference win.
“We came out a little bit soft to start the game. But after that, I was really proud of the way we played,” Craig coach Bill McCabe said. “Memorial’s a very nice team.
“As long as we continue to get better and work hard, which we’re doing, we’re going to be OK.”
Amanda Hamilton made 13 saves for Craig (5-6-2, 2-2).
The Cougars host Middleton on Tuesday night and play at Janesville Parker next Thursday night.
MEMORIAL 3, CRAIG 0
Janesville Craig 0 0—0
Memorial 2 1—3
M—McKenna Meuer, 4:13. M—Dana Roberts, 6:16.
M—Mary Erickson (Ingrid Greene), 44:36.
Saves—Amanda Hamilton (C) 13, Katy Pilarzyk (M) 5.
-- Verona 12, Parker 0—The second-ranked Wildcats rolled past Janesville Parker in a Big Eight Conference game.
Parker (0-6, 0-4) did not have a shot on goal.
“Verona’s ranked second in the state for a reason, and they only have four seniors on their team,” Parker coach Amy Wargowsky said. “They’re only going to get better.
Parker goalie Brianna Washington made 56 saves.
The Vikings host a quadrangular today with Fort Atkinson, Monroe and Whitewater.
VERONA 12, PARKER 0
Verona 7 5—12
Janesville Parker 0 0—0
V—Lindsey Holmes, 1:24. V—Alex Noreen, 6:00. V—Noreen, 8:40. V—Taylor Tdedt, 10:41. V—Holmes, 31:03. V—Holmes, 32:22. V—Noreen, 35:22.
V—Rachel Cropp, 44:22. V—Noreen, 50:17. V—NA, 53:28. V—Morgan Hubritz, 59:12. V—NA, 79:27.
Saves—Dylan Heller (V) 0, Brianna Washington (P) 56.