A roundup of championship Saturday at the WIAA state girls soccer tournament.
Kettle Moraine senior Blair Cruikshank's hard shot off the post with just less than four minutes left in the second overtime sent the Lasers past the Cougars and into the WIAA Division 1 state tournament in Milwaukee later this week.
Janesville Craig's girls soccer team is one victory away from returning to the state tournament for the first time since 2000, thanks in part to two sophomore goal keepers--Maia Rowekamp and Abbey Schrader--who share duties.
Oregon scored twice in the opening 13 minutes Thursday on the way to a 3-0 victory over visiting Milton in a WIAA Division 2 sectional semifinal girls soccer match.
The fourth-seeded Cougars moved within one win of advancing to the state girls soccer tournament with a 1-0 victory against Middleton.
Sophomore Hallie King scored less than three minutes into Saturday's WIAA Division 1 regional final girls soccer game, and Craig beat Verona 2-0.
A trio of Cougars sophomores earned first-team all-conference honors, and Bill McCabe was named Big Eight coach of the year.
The No. 4-seeded Cougars won 4-0 at home Thursday and will host fifth-seeded Verona on Saturday night in a WIAA Division 1 girls soccer regional final.
Janesville Craig (10-2-4) was seeded fourth in the Kettle Moraine Sectional, behind Middleton, Kettle Moraine and Sun Prairie. The Cougars open the playoffs May 31 at home against Madison East, a team they defeated 10-0 on May 3. Milton opens against Beaver Dam.
The city's girls high school soccer teams played Tuesday, with Parker falling in its final Big Eight match and Craig tying in a nonconference road game.
Just two points separate first place from fourth place in the Big Eight Conference girls soccer table after Tuesday's matchday. Middleton, Janesville Craig, Verona and Sun Prairie are still alive in the title race.
Madison West scored with just under seven minutes remaining Tuesday night to forge a 1-1 draw with host Janesville Craig in a Big Eight Conference soccer match.
Kate Prudent scored three goals and set up another as the Madison Memorial High girls soccer team routed visiting Janesville Parker 8-0 in a Big Eight Conference match Tuesday.
Alyssa Jimenez controlled Thursday night’s Big Eight Conference girls soccer match between Beloit Memorial and Janesville Parker.
The Crusaders asserted themselves as the front-runners in the conference title race with a 3-0 win Tuesday over Milton, ending the Red Hawks' hopes for an unbeaten season.
The Cougars scored four times in a span of just more than 10 minutes en route to a 4-0 victory at Beloit.
Carley Albrecht, a Milton High senior center back, has mastered the flip throw, a skill not often seen at the high school level. The Red Hawks have converted seven flip throws into goals this season.
Kaitlyn Shanks scored in the eighth minute, and Craig's girls soccer team beat Oregon, ranked No. 5 in the state in Division 2, 1-0 in a home nonconference match.
Union Grove has been by far the most impressive team in thus far in the SLC. The Broncos have outscored opponents 22-0 in three conference games, though they have yet to meet a team currently in the top half of the league table.
Sarah Gregg set up three first-half goals and Hallie King and Hannah Loertscher each had a hat trick as Janesville Craig routed Janesville Parker 10-0 to win the girls soccer city derby for the 10th straight year.
Janesville Craig's girls soccer team kicked off a week with four home matches in six days with an 8-0 Big Eight Conference win over Madison La Follette on Monday.
Savanna Dare scored two goals that were both assisted by King, the second erasing a deficit to forge a 2-2 tie against fifth-ranked Middleton at Firefighter’s Memorial Park.
Alexis Baker's second-half goal boosted Sun Prairie to a 2-1 win over Janesville Craig in a girls soccer match between teams with Big Eight Conference title hopes. Parker fell 3-0 to Madison East.
Kaitlyn Shanks scored the lone goal Saturday as the Janesville Craig High girls soccer team earned a 1-0 nonconference win at Kenosha Tremper.
Mackenzie Malecki and Joy French each scored three goals as Waterford defeated Janesville Parker 9-1 in a nonconference girls soccer match Tuesday
The Evergreens showed their quality during the second half, and Madisyn Irwin's driven effort in the 89th minute lifted the visitors to a 2-1 win on a breezy afternoon at Craig High.
Tuesday's area sports schedule was wiped out as temperatures never climbed above 36 degrees and rain fell throughout the day. Players need to be prepared to play in poor weather, because soccer games are rarely postponed or canceled.
Ludwig scored a hat trick Monday, and the Cheesemakers defeated the Janesville Parker Vikings 4-0 in a nonconference girls soccer game
The Janesville Craig senior curled a corner kick from the left flag into the far side of the goal just four minutes into Tuesday's season opener, opening the scoring as the Cougars breezed to a 6-0 nonconference win over the Evansville Blue Devils
The Janesville Parker High girls soccer team had a rough start to its season, but the Vikings showed improvement in the second half of a 6-1 nonconference loss at home to Waukesha South.
When the two city teams, Janesville Craig and Janesville Parker, take the pitch, they'll feature a combined total of just six upperclassmen (seniors or juniors); Milton sets goal of reaching state