Abby Kunz tossed a no-hitter and struck out 11 to lead the Vikings to a 12-0 romp over East Troy in a WIAA Division 2 regional contest on May 24.
Kunz was backed by a solid offensive attack led by Mallory Klotz with a home run and four runs batted in, Kailey Nealon with two hits, including another home run; and Moira Collins with three hits, including a double. Carey Devine and Hannah Just each added two hits for the Vikings, who improved to 19-4.
They welcomed Whitnall on Tuesday in a regional semifinal. If they won, they would play in a regional championship game Thursday, likely against rival New Berlin Eisenhower.
Playing a meaningless game in the standings, the Vikings (16-2 in the Woodland Conference) went into the postseason on a down note, dropping a 9-8 decision May 22 at Greendale (7-9, 7-13).
Neither Kunz nor Devine were effective in the final tuneup for the playoffs, as they allowed 11 hits, while their defense continued to struggle with six errors.
Kunz had two triples and two RBIs and Just singled and doubled and drove in two runs as the Vikings managed nine hits. Klotz stole five bases, scored twice, walked twice, singled twice and drove in a run. Nealon doubled, walked twice and scored twice.
After a disappointing 7-5 loss to Oak Creek on May 22, the Warriors bounced back in a big way with a 12-5 victory in nine innings over Greater Metro Conference champion Menomonee Falls on May 24.
Muskego won it with seven runs in the ninth on a double from Lizzie Terp, single from Brianna Witter, bunt single by Kelly Adams, two-run single from Kelsey Noah, run-scoring single by Joy Lees and singles by Mackenzie Wagner and Terp.
Lees then retired the side in order in the ninth.
"We played great defensively, had clutch hitting and used a team effort," head coach John Rosenberg said after his team beat Falls for the second time this season.
Muskego trailed by one going into the seventh but tied it on Terp's single. In the eighth, Jenna Klockow and Jessica Cattani drove in runs, but the Indians tied it again.
In the loss to Oak Creek, the Warriors allowed six first-inning runs. Muskego tried to come back as Terp and Wagner drove in runs but fell short.
Cattani collected three hits, with Annika Graves and Terp each getting two and Wagner driving in two runs.
Muskego finished the regular season at 16-8 and opens WIAA Division 1 regional play Thursday, at home against either Oak Creek or Racine Park.
Muskego boys golf
Sophomore Jake Toby and junior Nick Lehner both qualified for WIAA Division 1 sectional play with their efforts in a regional meet on May 22 at Rivermoor.
Toby fired a 78 to place in a tie for sixth in the regional, while Lehner carded an 83 to finish 14th. Both played in a sectional earlier this week.
"Both Jake and Nick certainly have the potential to shoot well and possibly qualify for Madison," head coach Robert Radtke said. "They certainly are excited and looking forward to the challenge of competing in one of the toughest sectionals in the state."
The Warriors totaled 339 strokes to finish fifth, just one shot out of qualifying as a team for the sectional. Zach Maciosek posted an 85, Ryan Schmid 93 and Jordan Kvasnicka 98.
"The course played very tough, as it was extremely dry and hard everywhere," Radtke said. "I thought the guys managed the course well, but we had a few bad breaks on some really nice shots. I'm disappointed for the three other guys who didn't qualify for sections. I thought they improved steadily and certainly deserved to play."
Eisenhower boys golf
Senior Robbie McGinn tied for 14th with an 83 in a WIAA Division 1 regional meet on May 22 at the Rivermoor Country Club, qualifying for sectional play.
McGinn competed in a sectional earlier this week, while the other Lion golfers saw their seasons come to an end.
Senior Jake Sperka shot an 86, tied for 22nd. Junior Mitch Arman finished 24th with an 88. Senior Steve Zeske shot a 90 to finish tied for 25th and sophomore Jake Lipski shot a 103 and finished 37th out of the 40 golfers who took part.
The Lions came in seventh in the eight-team regional.
West boys golf
Sophomore Andrew Knoll shot a 77 to finish third individually in a WIAA Division 2 regional last week at Ives Grove Golf Links and qualify for this week's sectional at Jefferson.
The season ended for freshman Jake Bednarek, who took 27th with a 97; senior Ray Rathjen, 30th with a score of 100, freshman Bryan Marx, a 107 for 38th place, and sophomore Andrew Derwinski, a 113 to finish 43rd.
New Berlin West shot 381 to finish seventh out of 10 schools at the regional, which was won by Racine St. Catherine's at 310 shots.
The Lions finished the regular season with an overall 20-4 record after winning a 7-3 decision on May 22 at Homestead.
Top-seeded Eisenhower faced the winner of the fourth-seeded Catholic Memorial/fifth-seeded Racine St. Catherine's matchup on May 29.
Against good Homestead team (16-4), the Lions used a five-run third inning to take a 6-0 lead before adding a run in the seventh. The Highlanders scored three runs in the bottom of the inning to make the score respectable.
Jame Kilps pitched four innings and Katie Lang three as they tuned up for the postseason.
Josh Breider combined with Peter Jewell and Sammy Pedersen on a one-hitter as the Warriors opened the 2012 season with a 2-1 victory over Cudahy on May 23.
Breider also went 3-for-3 with a run batted in for Muskego.
One night later, the Warriors blanked South Milwaukee, 15-0. Breider had three hits, including a double, and four RBIs, while Nick Lehner had three hits and three RBIs and Jewell had two doubles and two RBIs. Tyler Thomka allowed just one hit in four innings for the victory.
The Warriors then fell to West Allis Central, 4-3, on Friday, managing just five hits.
Muskego girls soccer
Angie Jasper and Jessica Mlachnik both scored as the Warriors downed New Berlin Eisenhower, 2-0, on May 24.
The goals came in the first 12 minutes and goalkeeper Corey Mikorski made them stand with seven saves.
The Warriors then were blanked, 3-0, by powerful Brookfield Central on Friday in the second game of their home tournament.
Muskego closed out the Southeast Conference season with a 2-1 overtime loss to Oak Creek on May 22. The Knights tallied the winning goal in the 90th minute.
The Warriors carry an 11-9-2 overall record into a WIAA Division 1 regional game at 7 p.m. Thursday at home against Greendale.
Darrin Sowinski had three hits and Allen Peil drove in three runs as the Vikings topped Slinger, 8-5, on May 23.
David Tsolak, the third pitcher, picked up the victory.
West lost to West Allis Hale, 11-6, on May 24 despite three runs batted in from Sowinski.
The Lions topped Whitefish Bay, 9-7, on Friday as Kurt Hegeman had two hits, including a double, and drove in four runs and Steve Sakar also brought in two runs.
They fell to Menomonee Falls, 8-5, on May 24 despite a double and triple from Sakar.
West girls soccer
The Vikings dropped a 3-0 decision at Greendale on May 22 to begin the week.
The Panthers (6-3-2, 7-8-3 overall) scored once in the first and twice in the second half. Goalkeeper Kelly Waccholz had eight saves for the Vikings.
On May 24, West lost a 1-0 decision to Nicolet despite 12 saves from Waccholz. The Vikings slipped to 9-12-1.
They open WIAA Division 2 regional action at home against Milwaukee Lutheran at 4:30 Thursday.
Eisenhower girls soccer
The Lions struggled through an 0-3 week against some pretty strong competition.
They fell to Wauwatosa East, 5-1, on May 23 as Jenny Weiland tallied the lone goal, assisted by Rachel Rush. Goalkeeper Taylor Rickard totaled four saves.
They then dropped two games in the Muskego Tournament on May 24-25, falling to the host school, 2-0, and to top-rated Cedarburg, 5-0.
The Lions take a 14-8-2 overall record into the WIAA Division 2 tournament, which begins Thursday, with regional play. They hold the second seed and host Wisconsin Lutheran at 4:30 p.m.
- Compiled by Tom 'Sky' Skibosh and John Rech
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