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The Elks (16-1-0) scored three goals in the first half en route to their 16th straight win and their fifth straight win over the rival Comets.
Madison Memorial rolled to a 49-6 win over Janesville Parker on Friday to clinch an outright Big Eight Conference championship and move within a game of its first unbeaten regular season in more than two decades.
Sophomore Jonathan Diaz played a central role Tuesday, scoring a pair of goals and going on a marauding run through the midfield to set up a third as the Comets defeated Union Grove 3-1 in a Southern Lakes Conference tournament semifinal.
Pearson's goal in the 59th minute was a step in the right direction for a Craig team that had not scored in more than three weeks--their last five matches.
The Warhawks shot a championship-record 933 during the 54-hole tournament, finishing eight strokes ahead of second-place UW-Stout (941).
The Cardinals (5-2) clinched a playoff berth for the 24th straight season--currently the longest active streak among Division 1 teams--while Craig dropped to 1-6 in its farewell tour through the Big Eight.
Alec Birbaum scored twice and Elkhorn stymied streaking Union Grove 4-0 on Tuesday to wrap up its third straight league regular-season crown.
The Whitewater native, who will turn 15 in a few days, is regarded as a “blue-chip” prospect and one of the best junior players in the country after a whirlwind summer that saw her win a major national tournament and reach the quarterfinal round at another.