Local soccer squads shut out
Madison Memorial’s girls soccer team turned out to be as good as advertised Thursday.
The Spartans scored five goals in the second half en route to a 7-0 Big Eight Conference win over previously unbeaten Janesville Craig.
The Cougars (3-1, 1-1) got only one shot on goal against the state-ranked Spartans.
“They’re a very fine team,” Craig coach Bill McCabe said. “They play very aggressively and really move the ball around well.
“I think for us, it was a good lesson learned. We played a little soft after they got their first goal.”
Craig will host a two-day invitational starting today. The Cougars will play Green Bay East at 7 p.m., with Elkhorn and Tomah playing at 5 p.m.
MEMORIAL 7, CRAIG 0
Janesville Craig 0 0—0
Madison Memorial 2 5—7
M—Dana Robertson (Kayce Smith), 20:30. M—Robertson (Smith), 26:47.
M—Robertson (Ingrid Greene), 44:05. M—Mary Erickson, 51:00. M—McKenna Moyer, 62:38. M—Erickson, 69:20. M—Danielle Bosben, 78:40.
Saves—Amanda Hamilton (C) 19, Katie Pilarzyk (M) 1.
-- Verona 10, Parker 0—Verona, last season’s WIAA Division 1 state champion, displayed its talent Thursday.
Verona scored five goals in each half to take down visiting Parker.
“They’re very good, and they know it,” said Parker coach Amy Wargowsky. “That’s basically it.”
Verona is 1-1 in the Big Eight and 3-2-1 overall.
Parker is 0-2, 1-4. The Vikings will play in the Beloit Quad on Saturday. The event was rescheduled from last weekend.
VERONA 10, PARKER 0
Parker 0 0—0
Verona 5 5—10
V—Anna Beckerleg (Rachel Cropp), 4:43. V—Cropp (Teighlor Tvedt), 5:33, V—Beckerleg (unassisted), 19:55. V—Beckerleg (Abby Juzwik), 21:51. V—Cropp (Erin Peterson), 33:14.
V—Tvedt (Cropp), 44:23. V—Marissa Mears (Juzwik), 45:17. V—Peterson (Cropp), 49:56. V—Juzwik (unassisted), 58:22. V—Ashley Seymour (unassisted), 59:45.
Saves—Emily Richardson (JP) 21, Dylan Haller (V) 0.