Sports Wrapups: Oct. 8

Oct. 8, 2012

West cross country

The New Berlin West girls and boys cross country teams finished thid at the Shorewood Invitational on Saturday at Kern Park.

Shorewood (79), DeForest (88) and the Vikings (93) were the top three girls teams.

Madeline Egan was the top Vikings runner, taking sixth in a career-best 16 minutes, 1 second.

"She has worked extremely hard all season, and her times are dropping at the exact time we need them to," coach Jill Werner said.

The four other scorers were Brittany Kozlowski, 14th (16:25), Sarah Meleski, 19th (16:46), Rachel Butler, 22nd (16:57) and Erin Simpson, 32nd (17:12).

Also running were Megan Roehrs, 38th (17:22) and Jenna Nelson, 63rd (17:59).

"We are looking to close the gap on Shorewood this Friday and give them a run for the conference championship," Werner said. "We knew that if our top three runners can be close to breaking 16 minutes, and the next scorers make sure they are in the 16s, we can really challenge for the top spot in conference."

James Kearn finished seventh in 17 minutes, 10 seconds, followed by Momo Mohamad at ninth (17:15) and Cory Davis at 11th (17:17).

Rounding out the five scorers were Andrew Munger (26th, 17:58) and James Windorff (45th, 18:29).

Dominick Ropella (75th, 19:22) and Ross Wick (76th, 19:24) also ran for the Vikings.

New Berlin West finished third (98) behind host Shorewood (30) and DeForest (71).

"We had noticeable improvements came from Momo Mohamed," Werner said. "He ran a smart race, trying to stay with our leader (Kearn)."

Eisenhower boys soccer

Eisenhower finished the Woodland Conference season with a 6-5 record after splitting two matches last week.

The Lions dropped a 4-2 decision to Wauwatosa West at home on Oct. 1 to begin the week.

Each team scored in the first six minutes, with Aaron Wilson scoring at the six-minute mark with an assist from Zach Olson. The Trojans scored again in the 36th minute and the Lions' Wilson (Steve Evans assist) tied the game a minute later.

Tosa West scored in the 47th minute and the 59th minute to round out the scoring.

On Oct. 3 Ike won, 3-2, at Greenfield.

Wilson scored at 21:54 on a pass from Corbin Messman, only to see the Hustlin' Hawks tie the match in the second half.

But Mikey Perez stole the ball and went one-on-one with the goalie and scored at 46:54 on assists from Wilson and Evans and then Evans scored six minutes later. Greenfield scored its final goal at 52:08.

Ike is 9-12-1 going into the playoffs, as the sixth-seeded Lions hosted 11th-seeded Milwaukee South.

West boys soccer

It took a big comeback and two overtimes, but the Vikings nipped Whitnall, 4-3, on Oct. 1 at New Berlin West to begin the week.

The Falcons led 3-0 only 12 minutes into the game, but the Vikings then shut them down the rest of the way.

Whitnall scored at 6:34, 7:32 and 12:32 before New Berlin West scored twice before the half.

First Josh Kryszewski scored at 30:10 on a pass from Victor Maniscalco and then Devin Pearson at 32:20 on an assist from David Franke to cut the lead to 3-2. Then with six minutes left, Pearson scored to tie it with an assist from Kevin Marx to go into overtime.

After a scoreless first overtime, Bennett Bartkuhn tallied with an assist from Franke at 9:26 into the second overtime.

The Vikings then lost a 2-1 heartbreaker to Pewaukee at New Berlin West on Oct. 3.

Pewaukee scored quickly at 2:14 and then in the 75th minute before West's Marx (Maniscalco assist) scored with two minutes left in the match.

The eighth-seeded Vikings hosted ninth-seeded Franklin on Oct. 9 in the regional playoff match.

Eisenhower girls volleyball

The Lions had a big last week of conference play as the seniors led the varsity team to end conference play with a 5-3 record, beating Greenfield and Cudahy.

Seniors Allie Persick, Nina Dodd, Megan Maier, Katelyn Olson, Payden White and Courtney Mroczenski were a huge force this week and throughout the season, said coach Mary Campbell.

"We rolled over the Packers and Hawks with two big victories," she said. "Leaders included Allie Persick with 74 assists, Nina Dodd with seven aces and 25 digs and Lauren Nevinski with 20 kills and six blocks.

"We congratulate the freshman and JV on a great season and varsity looks to make a run for it in the postseason."

New Berlin girls golf

New Berlin Eisenhower/West freshman Ashley Hofmeister shot a 90 and finished tied for 15th at the WIAA Sectional hosted by Brookfield Central on Oct. 2 at Wanaki Golf Course.

Hofmeister, the only New Berlin golfer to advance to the sectional, tied senior Annie Montross of Brookfield East.

Muskego girls golf

The Warriors achieved some major accomplishments in a WIAA Division 1 sectional meet on Oct. 2 at Wanaki Golf Course, although they did not advance anyone to state.

"We scored our team low (this season) with 383 strokes, all the girls broke 100 for the first time as a team and we improved over 30 strokes as a team," head coach John Drzewiecki said.

Chelsey Witkowiak led the way with a 93, which tied for 19th individually. Sara Vogel shot 94 to tie for 25th place, Kim Famigletti had 97 for 33rd place and Rachel Lensing shot 99 to tie for 37th place. Amanda Boyle missed the meet with illness.

"The girls who did compete really showed some toughness on the course," Drzewiecki said. "Chelsey, Sara, Kim and Rachel all shot well, and Kim, who was ill the night before, shot her season best for 18 holes."

Muskego's 383 was good for seventh place in the meet, which was won by Brookfield Central at 339 strokes.

All five sectional qualifiers are juniors, so the Warriors should be even stronger next season.

"I believe how we finished the season out will really help us in stepping up and competing next year," Drzewiecki said.

Muskego girls swimming

A total of six second places helped catapult the Warriors to third place with 316 points in the powerhouse Lancer Invitational at Brookfield Central on Oct. 2.

Kristen Kaiser was the runnerup in both the 200 freestyle with 2 minutes, 1.02 seconds and the 500 freestyle with 5:22.93. Also finishing second individually were Megan Liebl in the 100 butterfly at 1:01.06, Kari Balson in the 100 breaststroke with 1:10.52 and Katie Taylor in the 100 backstroke at 1:02.41.

Kaiser, Balson, Liebl and Taylor were second in the 200 medley relay with 1:55.15.

Taking third were Taylor in the 200 individual medley (2:18); the 200 freestyle team of Sara Biro, Jessica Pollack, Balson and Liebl (1:46.67); and the 400 freestyle unit of Pollack, Biro, Kaiser and Taylor (3:50.26).

Jessie Keiser took fourth in the diving (301.05 points) and Biro fifth in the 100 breaststroke (1:14.83).

Muskego dropped a 120-66 dual decision to Waukesha South/Mukwonago on Sept. 27 despite victories by Keiser in diving (184.25 points) and Balson in the 100 breaststroke (1:10.97).

In a dual meet with Arrowhead on Oct. 4, Muskego fell, 125-61. The Warhawks won all 12 events.

Muskego girls volleyball

The Warriors dropped Kettle Moraine, 25-20, 25-13, 25-11, on Oct. 2 to improve to 6-0 in Classic 8 Conference dual meets this season.

Kelly Spoerk tallied 11 kills, Morgan Kath 35 assists, Kristyn Paskiewicz three aces, Michelle Fugarino seven digs and Sandra Mohr four blocks.

Muskego boys soccer

Aleksandar Prpa tallied twice as the Warriors blanked Waukesha South, 5-0, on Oct. 2.

Prpa was assisted by Andrija Novakovich and Brody Kraussel. Antonio Amaya, Michael Lafferty and Kraussel also scored for the Warriors, who moved to 5-2 in Classic 8 Conference games.

In nonconference fare, the Warriors topped Whitefish Bay on Oct. 4, 3-1, and Homestead on Oct. 6, 4-0. In the latter game, goals came from Jake Helland, Kraussel, Trevor Bednarek and Nick Oleniczak. In the former, tallies belonged to Helland, Novakovich and Josh De Grave.

Muskego has the second seed in its WIAA Division 1 sectional and opened play on Oct. 9 against Monona Grove. If the Warriors won, they would meet either Watertown or Madison East in a regional title game Oct. 11 at Muskego.

Eisenhower girls tennis

The Lions No. 1 doubles team of seniors Hanna Muche/Katie Lang came out of last week's subsectional at Brookfield East on Oct. 1 and the sectional Oct. 3 at Racine Horlick and qualified for the WIAA State Tournament from Oct. 11-13 at the Nielsen Tennis Stadium in Madison.

Muche/Lang (5-6) will play at 3 p.m. Oct. 11 against Joanie Williams/Andrea Chironis of Badger (15-2).

Nobody advanced for New Berlin West.

West girls volleyball

The Vikings swept two matches last week, beating Cudahy on Oct. 2 at home and South Milwaukee on Oct. 4 on the road.

West beat Cudahy (25-12, 25-14, 25-11) as Carly Hubert had nine kills and four aces, Sarah Franzen 30 assists, Kellie Shaw 17 digs and Rachel Gasper three blocks.

Two days later they went to South Milwaukee and beat the Rockets (25-18, 25-8, 25-16) to improve to 7-2 in the Woodland Conference and 28-6 overall.

Casey Luehrs had nine kills and 12 digs, while Eileen Herbers had nine kills, Franzen 24 assists, and Gasper finished with six blocks and four aces.

Muskego boys volleyball

Tony Mack and Al Grunert each had nine kills, and the Warriors handled Waukesha South in a Classic 8 game on Oct. 4, 25-17, 25-13, 25-13. Joe Kuchler finished with 12 digs, and Matt Pedersen had 17 assists.

West girls swimming

The Vikings dropped a 100-86 decision at Wauwatosa West on Oct. 3 in their only action.

Individual wins went to Maddi Tew in the 200 freestyle and the 100 free, Emily Szydlowski in the 100 butterfly and Rayna Matthews in the 100 breaststroke.

The 200 free relay of Tew, Szydlowski, Amber Kazinski and Kayla Rasmussen also were winners.

"It was a very close meet that came down to the last event," coach Becky Young said. "I am very proud of the girls for keeping up with a tough team."

- Compiled by Tom "Sky" Skibosh and JR Radcliffe




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