Janesville Craig soccer loses in overtime to West, Parker falls
Rosemary Ventura’s overtime goal spoiled Janesville Craig’s hopes of an upset win over Madison West in Big Eight Conference girls soccer Thursday.
On an assist from Caitlin Jarrard, Ventura scored at 89:46 to give West a 2-1 victory.
Craig (9-7, 3-3) tied the game on Bianca Figueroa’s goal at 21:54 of the first half, but the Cougars got not get a shot past Meredith Thompson the rest of the game.
“This was a tough one to lose,” Craig coach Bill McCabe said. “We were dead even with them the whole game before the overtime goal, and that shows you how far our program has come. West is always one of the better teams in our conference.
“It still comes down to finishing, and we’re not quite there yet.”
Amanda Hamilton made seven saves for Craig.
The Cougars will play at defending conference champion Verona on Tuesday.
WEST 2, CRAIG 1 (OT)
Madison West 1 0 1—2
Janesville Craig 1 0 0—1
W—Sarah Mondschein, 2:26. C—Bianca Figueroa (Ashley Overly), 21:54.
W—Rosemary Ventura (Caitlin Jarrard), 89:46.
Saves—Meredith Thompson (W) 3, Amanda Hamilton (C) 7.
--Memorial 9, Parker 0—The Spartans took control early en route to the Big Eight Conference win.
Memorial, which is unbeaten in the conference, scored four goals in the first half and finished with 32 shots on goal.
“We knew coming in how good Memorial was, and our goal was to keep working hard, and to try and play our game,” Parker coach Amy Wargowsky said.
“By the end of the game, we didn’t have any substitutes left because of injuries. That’s frustrating, but there isn’t much you can do about it.”
Parker will host a four-team invitational Saturday. Beaver Dam, Sugar River and Cambridge/Deerfield are expected to compete.
MEMORIAL 9, PARKER 0
Janesville Parker 0 0—0
Madison Memorial 4 5—9
M—Mary Erikson (Ashley Burkhardt). M—Hannah Radner (Kelsey Beld). M—Ingrid Green (Kayce Smith). M—Rather (Erickson).
M—McKenna Meuer (Erickson). M—Hayley Burns. M—Rather (Erickson). M—Erickson (Joanne Hanson). M—Burns (Daniella Bosben).
Saves—Brianna Washington (P) 23, Memorial 2.