Janesville Parker, Craig drop matches
Sun Prairie used goals by seven players to earn a 9-2 victory over host Janesville Parker in a Big Eight Conference girls soccer match Thursday.
Parker High scored in each half on goals by Jasmine Cianes and Briann Michaos.
“We scored a couple of goals, but we need to get better at finishing,” Parker coach Amy Wargowsky said. “We have to get more aggressive.”
Parker (2-7-1 overall, 0-3 in the Big Eight) did get the services of keeper Brianna Washington for the first time since the opening match. Washington has been out since undergoing an emergency appendectomy.
Washington made 10 saves.
Parker hosts a quadrangular at 4 p.m. today. The Vikings play Fort Atkinson in the first game, while Whitewater plays Monroe. The winners and losers match up in the second games.
SUN PRAIRIE 9, PARKER 2
Sun Prairie 5 4—9
Janesville Parker 1 1—2
SP—Dana Baldwin (Elizabeth Conejo). SP—Christa Scott (Ivana Olson). JP— Jasmine Bianes (Sam Witek). SP—Conejo (unassisted). SP—Joanna Doll (unassisted). SP—Morgan Pankow (unassisted).
SP—Karlie Wipperfurth (unassisted). SP—Baldwin (unassisted). SP—Conejo (unasisted). SP—Haley Haumersen (unassisted). JP—Brianna Michios (unassisted).
Saves—Brianna Washington (JP) 10.
-- Middleton 1, Craig 0—Kirstin Gunderson scored with about four minutes left in the game to give Middleton the win.
“We came away from this game knowing that we played very very well,” said Craig coach Bill McCabe. “It was probably the most physical game we’ve ever played. The girls hung in there the entire game.”
That effort kept the Cougars in the game until Gunderson’s shot.
“It wasn’t a mistake,” McCabe said. “It just happened. It was a heck of a shot. She hit the ball really well.”
Craig, 6-3 overall and 1-2 in the Big Eight, plays in the Sugar River quadrangular today. The Cougars open against Madison Edgewood.
MIDDLETON 1, CRAIG 0
Craig 0 0—0
Middleton 0 1—1
M—Kirstin Gunderson (unassisted), 75:57.
Saves—Amanda Hamilton (JC) 4, Middleton, 2.