Janesville Craig soccer makes strides, Parker loses
Craig coach Bill McCabe said they received a nice instructional.
The Spartans, who last week had their 34-match conference winning streak snapped by Verona, edged the Cougars, 3-2.
“We didn’t get the tying goal, but we had pressure on them the last 15 minutes,” McCabe said. “We just kept pounding their defense, but they held us out. They are good.”
Second-half goals by Michaela Holzhuter and Kate Heaps got Craig to within a goal of the Spartans. Ruth Lenzen’s goal, which gave Memorial a 3-1 lead, proved to be enough.
Still, the strong showing encouraged McCabe.
“I don’t remember the last time we scored a goal against Memorial,” McCabe said. “If this doesn’t get girls coming to Janesville Craig excited, I don’t know what does.”
Maddie Schroeder made 11 saves for the Cougars.
Craig, 3-3 in the Big Eight and 7-5-4 overall, plays at Middleton next Thursday.
MEMORIAL 3, CRAIG 2
Memorial 2 1—3
Craig 0 2—2
MM—Megan Walsh (unassisted), 12:31. MM—Morgan Becker (Ruth Lenzen), 25:09.
JC—Michaela Holzhuter (Allie Kitching), 57:37. MM—Lenzen (Haley Prudent), 61:16. JC—Kate Heaps (Lindsey Hamilton), 64:44.
Saves—Megan Johnson (MM) 6, Maddie Schroeder (JC) 11.
Verona downs Parker
Verona High School’s girls soccer team rolled to an 11-1 Big Eight Conference victory over Parker on Thursday.
The Wildcats jumped out to a 7-0 halftime lead.
Parker (0-11 overall, 0-6 Big Eight) scored its lone goal when Jasmine Bianes converted on an assist from Kim Fields at the 51:56 mark of the second half.
“They’re a very strong program,” said Parker coach Amy Wargowsky. “When we scored our goal it was pretty exciting to score against Verona. They have depth and quality players.
“I was happy with the fact we scored a goal, and the girls kept their heads up.”
Parker goalkeeper Brianna Washington had 24 saves.
The Vikings play today at Milton.
VERONA 11, PARKER 1
Janesville Parker 0 1—1
Verona 7 4—11
V—Ashley Seymour (Claire Melin), 6:16; V—Erin Delehanty, 18:00; V—Seymour (Felicia Retrum), 23:08; V—Erin Peterson (Teeghan Tvedt), 24:29; V—Marissa Mears (Sarah Schoberle), 31:24; V—Maddie Wenn (Ariana Makuch), 33:51; V—Becky Schultz, 35:28.
V—Megan Hanson (Makuch), 41:46; V—Schoberle (Carissa Kolpeck), 45:54; V—Makuch (Morgan Dykman), 46:24; V—Melin, 46:59; P—Jasmine Bianes (Kim Fields), 51:56.
Saves—Carly Juzwick (V) 2, Brianna Washington (P) 24.