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Elkhorn captures Lakes soccer title, Milton falls short

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Gazette Staff
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.


ELKHORN 4, BADGER 0

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.


DELAVAN-DARIEN 2, WATERFORD 1

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.


OREGON 2, MILTON 1 (OT)

Milton 0 1 0—1


Oregon 0 1 1—2


Second Half


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


Overtime


O—Nate Benson, 87:06.



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