MUSKEGO BOYS SOCCER
A pair of shutout victories, including one over traditional state power Catholic Memorial, made for a good week for the Warriors.
Brody Kraussel tallied in the second overtime to give Muskego the triumph over Memorial on Sept. 5. Antonio Amaya had scored the earlier goal and goaltender Brandon Kaebisch made six saves.
Amaya scored the lone goal, assisted by Kraussel, in a 1-0 victory over Appleton Xavier on Friday evening. Kaebisch made two saves in that game for Muskego, which improved to 1-1 in the Classic 8 Conference and 6-3 overall.
MUSKEGO GIRLS SWIMMING
Competing against area powers such as Cedarburg and Shorewood, the Warriors placed a strong second in the Shorewood Invitational on Saturday.
Muskego tallied 354 points to finish behind Cedarburg (434) and ahead of Shorewood (332) in the nine-team event.
Claiming individual third places were Lauren Stigler in the 200-yard individual medley at 2 minutes, 15.85 seconds; the 100 breaststroke with 1:10.12; and Ellie Szczupakiewicz in the 100 butterfly with 1:03.87.
Also taking third were the 200 medley relay unit of Payton Zess, Stigler, Szczupakiewicz and Kari Balson in 1:56.44 and the 400 freestyle group of Jessica Pollack, Szczupakiewicz, Zess and Sara Biro at 3:54.72.
Placing fourth individually were Biro in the 200 IM (2:20.71), Balson in the 50 freestyle (26.14 seconds) and 100 breaststroke (1:11.37), Lilly Larsen in the 500 freestyle (5:37.85) and Szczupakiewicz in the 100 backstroke (1:03.87).
The 200 freestyle group of Stigler, Biro, Pollack and Balson was also fourth (1:46.33).
"We have a lot of new talent, along with some strong returning swimmers, and it is fun to see them come together as a team," co-coach Megan Herrick said. "We had some great swims from some of our returning swimmers, Sara and Kari, and our freshmen, Ellie and Lauren."
MUSKEGO GIRLS CROSS COUNTRY
The Warriors tallied 99 points for fourth place in the Racine Horlick Rebel Invitational at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside on Saturday.
Jenna Lederman led the way for Muskego with fourth place in 15 minutes, 44 seconds, followed by Leanna Barr in 12th (16:09), Georgi Llanas 22nd (16:17), Ellie Tadych 23rd (16:18), Abigale Missiaen 39th (16:52), Lexie Tremble 43rd (17:03) and Sonya Ponzi 56th (17:17).
West Bend West (89 points) won the 20-team meet.
MUSKEGO BOYS VOLLEYBALL
The Warriors fell in the quarterfinals to Kaukauna, two games to none, in the season-opening Kettle Moraine Invitational on Saturday.
They finished second in their pool to Marquette.
Kaukauna went on to be the runnerup to Marquette in the tournament.
NEW BERLIN GIRLS GOLF
New Berlin finished fifth at the eight-team mega mini at The Legend of Merrill Hills and The Legend of Bristlecone on Sept. 3-4.
There were eight teams (Classic 8 Division). Arrowhead was first. Mukwonago, Waukesha, Kettle Moraine, New Berlin, Catholic Memorial, Pius and Muskego rounded out the lineup.
"This was a great improvement from last year," coach Kathryn Erickson said. "The players were very happy with our position."
The first score is Merrill Hills and the second one is Bristlecone.
Senior Natalie Gagliano led the way with a 94 (49, 45), followed by sophomore Ashley Hofemeister's 97 (47, 50). Juniors Caylee Balcerzak had a 112 (58-54) and Meredith Hawley shot a 112 (54-58) rounding out the two-day scores.
Sophomore Stacy Grabowski shot a 60 at Merrill Hills and junior Bethany Korom shot a 56 at Bristlecone.
New Berlin finished seventh of 16 teams at the Beaver Dam Invitational on Saturday at Old Hickory.
They shot a 407, while Stoughton won with a 339. Gagliano (46-51) and Hofemeister (48-49) each shot a 97. Meredith Howley shot a 106 (54-52), Balcerzak had a 107 (58-49) and Grabowski had a 116 (60-54).
MUSKEGO GIRLS GOLF
The Warriors shot a combined 434 strokes for eighth place in the Classic 8 Conference mega-mini meet on Sept. 3-4.
The first day of the meet was held at Merrill Hills and the second day at Bristlecone Pines.
Chelsey Witkowiak led Muskego with 105 on nines of 57 and 48, while Julia DeAngelis shot 107 (58-49), Kim Famiglietti 109 (59-50) and Grace Parker 113 (52-61).
"We are really improving as the season goes on," head coach John Drzewiecki said. "Julia and Grace have stepped up and done a great job at my three and four spots."
WEST GIRLS TENNIS
New Berlin West opened the week with a 6-1 win at South Milwaukee on Sept. 4. It was a Woodland Conference meet against an East Division opponent.
Singles winners were sophomore Naomi Bhagat at No. 1 (6-1, 6-3), senior Nicole Poellinger at No. 3 (6-3, 7-6 (4)) and freshman Teresa Wan at at No. 4 (6-2, 6-2).
The Vikings swept the doubles matches.
Seniors Kim Kramer/Danielle Svehlek won at first doubles (4-6, 6-4, 6-3) to remain unbeaten.
Sophomore Maggie Cullinan/senior Lauren Hugdahl took their second doubles match (6-3, 6-3) and the third doubles of sophomores Avery Jenks/Jade Piper completed the sweep (6-4, 4-6, 7-6 (5)).
"There were a lot of hard-fought matches today where girls really pulled it together to come up with the win in the end," coach Chris Viste said.
West then hosted Greendale on Sept. 5 and dropped a 6-1 decision, as the first doubles team of Kramer/Svehlek (6-2, 7-5) remained unbeaten (10-0), getting the only win.
"The girls played hard-fought matches today, and were just a little outplayed in some very close matches," Viste said.
The Vikings are now 6-4 in dual meets and 1-1 in the Woodland.
MUSKEGO GIRLS VOLLEYBALL
The Warriors downed Waukesha South 25-13, 25-13, 25-12 in a Classic 8 Conference dual meet on Sept. 3.
Muskego also competed in its own invitational on Saturday but results for the Warriors were not available at press time. Burlington won the meet.
MUSKEGO GIRLS TENNIS
The Warriors found the going tough in the Classic 8 Conference last week, falling to Kettle Moraine 6-1 on Sept. 5 and Catholic Memorial 5-2 on Sept. 3.
The lone winner against the Lasers was the third doubles team of Erika Baldwin and Sammy Spencer, who prevailed 6-0, 6-1.
Winning against the Crusaders were Kristen Kubel at second singles (6-0, 6-1) and Baldwin and Spencer at third doubles (6-2, 6-1).
"Kristen is a smart and determined player," head coach Sue Vogel said. "She is always listening and learning. After playing fourth singles last year, Kristen made the jump to second this year. That is quite a jump.
"Erika and Sammy are kind of the yin and yang to each other. Their styles complement each other so well."
WEST CROSS COUNTRY
The Vikings took part in the Oconomowoc Nature Hill Challenge on Sept. 5 at Nature Hill Intermediate School.
The host school won the nine-team girls race with 82 points, while West finished fourth with 95.
The girls had seven runners, with the top five scores counting. There were a sophomore and two freshmen in the top five.
Sophomore Sarah Meleski finished fifth (16:47), seniors Maddie Egan was 14th (17:24) and Erin Simpson was 15th (17:26). Freshmen Christa Modrow was 26th (17:41) and Katey Devine was 35th (18:12). The other runners were senior Rachel Butler (39th, 18:22) and junior Megan Roehrs (52nd, 18:53).
The host school also won the eight-team boys race with 49 points, while West finished seventh (171).
Four seniors led the way — Nate Gale (22nd, 19:11), Ross Wick (23rd, 19:13), Dominic Ropella (25th, 19:18) and James Windorff (49th, 20:46) — followed by junior Andrew Munger (52nd, 21:00).
EISENHOWER CROSS COUNTRY
The Lions took part in the Bulldog Invitational on Friday at McCarty Park.
The boys finished third out of 14 teams, scoring 114 points behind Oshkosh West (54) and Waukesha North (89).
Matt Kizaric finished fifth (16:53) and Brian Schafer was sixth (personal record, 16:54). Nick Buban (24th, 17:51), Jack Lodermeier (PR, 31st, 17:55), Matt Cavanaugh (PR, 48th, 18:41) and Quinn Thompson (PR, 81st, 21:01) also ran well.
"This was a good day for our boys but we still have plenty of work to do," coach Billy Simon said. "We need to get in shape and get some more boys healthy so we can close the gap between our fourth, fifth, sixth and seventh guys."
The girls finished ninth (242) in the 13-team race, which was won by Brookfield Central (50).
Leading the way was Rebecca Eldien, finishing third (PR, 15:10), followed by Hannah Kinzer (41st, 17:21), Leah Biller (PR, 70th, 19:13), Jenna Hashek (PR, 71st, 19:13) and Nicole Olson (PR, 79th, 19:34).
Also running were Jayme Fletcher (88th, 19:59) and Mia Sienko (89th, 20:11).
"This was a breakout race for Becca," Simon said. "She was just three seconds shy of the school record and I have no doubt that she will be in the 14s soon."
EISENHOWER BOYS SOCCER
Eight-ranked (in the area) and unbeaten Pewaukee scored in the second half and held on to beat New Berlin Eisenhower, 1-0, on Sept. 4 at Pewaukee to begin the week.
"We played well on defense," coach Gary Troy said. "In the first half we had a couple good opportunities, but their goalkeeper came up big. This shows we can compete in our conference."
WEST BOYS SOCCER
The Vikings were shut out, 2-0, on Sept. 5 by Oconomowoc on the road.
The loss dropped West's record to 0-3-1 while the Racoons improved to 5-1.
EISENHOWER GIRLS TENNIS
Eisenhower dropped a 6-1 decision at Wauwatosa West on Sept. 5 in the only match of the week.
The Lions' only winner was No. 1 doubles McKenzi Baker/Kristin Sperka (7-6, 6-4).
"Baker and Sperka continue to play well and are now 5-0 as a team," coach Mike Jenders said.
NEW BERLIN BOYS VOLLEYBALL
The Eisenhower-West co-op squad beat Arrowhead, 3-1, on Sept. 4 at Eisenhower.
After splitting the first two games (25-18, 18-25), the United won the last two (25-20, 25-22) to win the match.
Mickey Sugar had 31 assists, Brett Hanson had 13 kills, John Collins had 12 kills, Stephen Kraninger had 11 digs and Brett Hanson had three aces.
EISENHOWER GIRLS VOLLEYBALL
The team of first-year New Berlin Eisenhower coach Janelle Grochowski got off to a good start, beating Pewaukee on Sept. 5 in a Woodland Conference match and then winning the Hartford Union Invitational on Saturday.
The Lions opened the week by beating Pewaukee, 3-1, on Sept. 5 on the road (25-18, 22-25, 25-12, 25-19).
Stat leaders were: Jess Gary (13 kills), Lauren Nevinski (10 kills), Emily Persick (37 assists), Natalie Olson (four blocks) and Hayley White (five aces).
Then on Saturday, the Lions beat the host school in the championship game, 2-1, to win the invitational (25-18, 12-25, 15-10).
They beat Waukesha South (25-19, 25-17), Madison Memorial (25-10, 25-13) and Hartford (22-25, 25-19, 18-16) in pool play. In the semifinals they beat Sheboygan Falls (25-15, 25-18).
Stat leaders for the whole day (five matches): Gary (43 kills), Persick (83 assists), Sarah Lesniewski (nine aces) and Nevinski (13 blocks).
— Compiled by Tom "Sky" Skibosh and John Rech
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