Craig, Parker soccer fall in league openers
Beloit scored two goals in one minute en route to a 3-1 win over the Cougars.
Craig High (1-3, 0-1) controlled play the last 20 minutes of play but could only manage Tyler Meinders goal at the 72-minute mark.
“One defensive lapse in the first half cost us the game,” Craig coach Charlie Friedrich said. “That was the difference, and that’s too bad because at the end of the game we were dominating play.
“Finishing continues to hurt us along with realizing that it is an 80-minute game. We have to start better than we have and not wait until the second half.”
Craig will play at Wilmot in a nonconference game Saturday.
BELOIT 3, CRAIG 1
Beloit Memorial 3 0—3
Janesville Craig 0 1—1
B—Julio Martinez, 22:00. B—Brandon Delgado, 23:00. B—Mike Barrett, 36:00.
C—Tyler Meinders (Mo McCrone), 72:00.
Saves—Abacuc Bruno (Beloit) 11, Peter Cooney (Craig) 13.
-- East 4, Parker 1—Madison East scored three times in the first 30 minutes en route to a Big Eight win over Janesville Parker.
Parker (2-2, 0-1) got a goal from Edison Davila at 77:22 to cut the lead to 4-1.
“I’m actually happy with the way we played,” Parker coach Andy Holmes said. “We sat a few starters the first half because of some practice violations, and in the second half, we played them even.
“East is one of the top teams in the state and is undefeated, and we had a number of scoring chances against them. We couldn’t always say that when we played them.”
Parker hosts Madison West on Tuesday.
EAST 4, PARKER 1
Janesville Parker 0 1—1
Madison East 3 1—4
E—Mbodje Sarr (Nicholas Dykstra), 3:30. E—Sarr (Donovan Brendler), 14:16. E—Uriel Ugaldj-Trejo, 29:13.
E—Brendler (Paul Elbow), 54:42. P—Edison Davila (Tyler Weilbrenner), 77:22.
Saves—Owen Ahlstrom (Parker) 9, Jon Fillion (Parker) 5, Garrett Farin (East) 6.