Crandall leads Janesville Craig; Beloit blanks Parker
Kristi Crandall and her Janesville Craig teammates made quick work of Sun Prairie on Thursday night in Big Eight Conference girls soccer.
Crandall scored a goal and added two assists to lead the Cougars to a 3-1 win over the Cardinals.
Craig (3-3-2, 1-1-0) scored three goals in the first 26 minutes of play.
“We’ve been a second-half team for so long that it was nice to come out and set the tone right away tonight,” Craig coach Bill McCabe said.
“Sun Prairie’s a pretty good team. They had only one loss coming in, so to get up on them right away and control play was a great sign for our team.”
Crandall, a junior, got the Cougars on the board at 6:17 with an unassisted goal. Kayleah Wright made it 2-0 at 13:26 on a Crandall assist. Bianca Figueroa concluded the scoring for Craig at 25:57 on Crandall’s second assist.
Craig hosts a four-team tournament beginning tonight. The Cougars play Elkhorn at 5 p.m. today.
CRAIG 3, SUN PRAIRIE 1
Sun Prairie 0 1—1
Janesville Craig 3 1—3
JC—Kristi Crandall, 6:17. JC—Kayleah Wright (Crandall), 13:26. JC—Bianca Figueroa (Crandall), 25:57.
SP—Christa Scott (Hannah Mahr), 62:18.
Saves—Remington Viney (SP) 5, Maddie Schroeder (JC) 10.
-- Beloit Memorial 3, Parker 0—The visiting Vikings hung tough with the Purple Knights but could not end their scoreless drought.
Parker (0-6, 0-3) is still looking for its first goal of the season.
“We did some things better tonight, but we can’t let down our guard at any time, and that’s what hurt us tonight,” Parker coach Amy Wargowsky said.
“Brianna had another good game in goal for us, we just have to start finishing on offense.”
Washington made eight saves for Parker, which plays in the Monroe Invitational on Saturday.
BELOIT 3, PARKER 0
Janesville Parker 0 0—0
Beloit Memorial 2 1—3
B—Kathleen Murphy. B—Adrianna Garsow.
Saves—Brianna Washington (P) 8, Beloit 2.