Elkhorn captures Lakes soccer title, Milton falls short

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Gazette Staff
Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Elkhorn High got its title Tuesday night in Southern Lakes boys soccer.

Jonathan Stopple scored two of the Elks’ four second-half goals as they stopped Lake Geneva Badger, 4-0, in the semifinals of the conference tournament.

The game was played Westosha Central because of wet conditions on both of the participants’ fields.

Elkhorn improved to 8-0 in the conference and clinched the season championship, which is based on overall record. It is the Elks’ first title in the 23-year history of their boys program.

The top-seeded Elks, who are 16-2 for the season, host second-seeded Delavan-Darien in the tournament championship game on Thursday. The Comets (14-1-1, 6-1-1) advanced with a 2-1 win over Waterford.

Keith Baerwald gave Elkhorn a 1-0 lead over fourth-seeded Badger. Stopple, Jordan Kayser and Stopple again completed the Elks’ scoring.


Lake Geneva Badger 0 0—0

Elkhorn 2 2—4

Second Half

E—Keith Baerwald, NA. E—Jonathan Stopple (Baerwald). E—Jordan Kayser. E—Stopple (Kayser).

-- Elkhorn is the Southern Lakes season champion at 8-0 and 16-2 for the season.


Waterford 1 0—1

Delavan-Darien 1 1—2

First Half

W—Tony Sustachek (unassisted), 10:00. DD—Alex Lietzke (Tlaloc Huerta), 39:00.

Second Half

DD—Macall Hill (unassisted), 49:00.

Saves—Alex Buchman (W) 9, Noah Olson (DD) 3.

Milton falls short

Milton High dropped a heartbreaker Tuesday night in the battle for the Badger South boys soccer championship.

Senior center Nate Benson scored on a corner kick at the 87:06 mark of overtime to give Oregon a 2-1 victory over the Red Hawks amid a heavy fog on the Panthers’ field.

The win lifted Oregon (11-2) to 6-0 in the conference and gave the Panthers their third straight championship. Milton (11-5-1) fell to a 4-1-1 league record in dropping a title showdown with Oregon in overtime for the second straight year.

Collin Putnam’s goal at the 69:22 mark gave Oregon a 1-0 lead. Milton forced a 1-1 tie on Kevin Kolloff’s goal at the 76:06 mark.


Milton 0 1 0—1

Oregon 0 1 1—2

Second Half

O—Collin Putnam (Malcolm Jenkins), 69:22. M—Kevin Kolloff, 76:06.


O—Nate Benson, 87:06.

Last updated: 6:15 pm Thursday, December 13, 2012

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