Elkhorn captures Lakes soccer title, Milton falls short
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
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
W—Tony Sustachek (unassisted), 10:00. DD—Alex Lietzke (Tlaloc Huerta), 39:00.
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
O—Collin Putnam (Malcolm Jenkins), 69:22. M—Kevin Kolloff, 76:06.
O—Nate Benson, 87:06.