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Sports Wrapups: Sept. 24

Sept. 24, 2012

West girls cross country

The New Berlin West girls won the four-team Cedarburg Invitational on Saturday at Centennial Park and placed all five runners in the Top 10 with an impressive showing.

The Vikings finished with 31 points, led by the first-place performance of Brittany Kozlowski (16:18).

Madeline Egan finished fifth (16:59), Sarah Meleski, sixth (17:11), Rachel Butler, ninth (17:30) and Erin Simpson, 10th, (17:48).

West's other participants were Megan Roehrs, 11th (18:03), Jenna Nelson, 21st (19:03) and Kassidy Berens, 24th (19:16)

"We had a better meet than expected going into Cedarburg," coach Jill Werner said. "Last year we took fourth and this year we won the meet. We had some help from our younger girls."

Werner praised Roehrs and Meleski.

"Brittany Kozlowski is really running well right now, and feeling good about her races," Werner said.

West boys soccer

New Berlin West split two Woodland Conference matches this week, beating Cudahy/St. Francis, 6-0, Sept. 17 and losing at Shorewood, 4-0, Sept. 19.

Devin Pearson and Kevin Marx teamed up for the first two goals at 13:25 and 20:42 and then Victor Maniscalco scored an unassisted goal at 32:20 to give the Vikings a 3-0 lead at intermission.

Marx then connected with Maniscalco, who scored less than two minutes into the second half to put the game away. Unassisted goals by David Franke (43:48) and Josh Kryszewski (67:18) ended the scoring.

Muskego boys volleyball

The Warriors improved to 3-0 in Classic 8 Conference duals with a 25-10, 25-16, 23-25, 25-15 victory over Waukesha West on Sept. 20.

Tony Mack led in kills with 14 and aces with five, Matt Pedersen and Ryan Alvine in assists with 16, Sean Tobin in blocks with four and Sammy Pedersen in digs with nine.

"This match was big, since now we control our own destiny," head coach Joe Arbinger said.

Muskego also downed South Milwaukee, 25-13, 25-14, 25-11, in a non-conference dual Sept. 17 behind seven kills from Mack and 12 assists by Matt Pedersen.

The Warriors then tied for fifth place in the Kaukauna Invitational on Saturday, going 5-1 in pool play and losing to eventual champion Appleton North, 21-14, 21-14, in the first round of the playoffs.

West girls tennis

In a Woodland Conference crossover match, the Vikings beat Greenfield, 6-1, Sept. 20.

Singles winners were Naomi Bhagat at No. 1 (6-2, 6-3), Lora Daskalska at No. 2 (6-2, 7-5), Alex Weis at No. 3 (6-1, 6-2) and Nicci Poellinger at No. 4 (6-0, 6-2).

Doubles winners were Maddie Maag/Danielle Svehlek at No. 2 (6-3, 6-3) and Brittany Buechs/Sylvia Autio at No. 3 (6-0, 6-1).

West's overall dual record is 5-11, and 1-5 conference.

Pius XI beat the Vikings, 4-3, Sept. 18 to start the week in a conference West Division home match.

Winners were Weis at No. 3 singles (6-4, 6-1) and Poellinger at No. 4 (6-0, 6-2), and the No. 2 doubles of Svehlek/Maag (6-7[3], 6-3, 6-3).

Muskego girls swimming

Kristen Kaiser won both the 200 freestyle in 2 minutes, 1.56 seconds and the 500 freestyle with 5:31.37 to help the Warriors to a 113-73 dual victory over Waukesha North/Kettle Moraine on Sept. 20.

Other individual winners were Sara Biro in the 50 freestyle (26.9 seconds), Katie Taylor in the 100 freestyle (55.94), Megan Liebl in the 100 backstroke (1:02.57) and Kari Balson in the 100 breaststroke (1:10.92).

Muskego also swept the three relays, with Kaiser, Balson, Liebl and Taylor taking the 200 medley (1:54.96); Balson, Jessica Pollack, Katie Gehrke and Biro the 200 freestyle (1:47.75) and Pollack, Kaiser, Liebl and Taylor the 400 freestyle (3:55.69).

Eisenhower soccer

The Lions beat the Rockets at South Milwaukee, 1-0, Sept. 19, on a goal by Matt Rakowski, improving their overall record to 6-8-1, 4-2 in Woodland Conference play. They also beat Oconomowoc, 2-1, on Saturday in double overtime in a non-conference match.

Against South Milwaukee, Mason Gretzow assisted on the score at 17 minutes, 38 seconds into the match with a corner kick that Rakowski headed into the net.

"It was a windy day, and it affected the play a lot," Ike coach Gary Troy said.

The Lions had control of the game, but South Milwaukee kept constant pressure on the Eisenhower. Goalkeeper Aaron Jaskulski and defenders Ben Daines, Mikey Perez, Jimmy Kuhnz and Jake Thompson keyed the Lions' shutout.

Aaron Wilson (goals) and Messman (assists) combined twice to give the Lions the win over the Racoons to close out the week.

The Lions first goal came six minutes into the second half, but Oconomowoc tied the game in the 74th minute. After no one scored in the first overtime, Wilson-Messman put the game away in the second.

Muskego girls volleyball

The Warriors wound up 13th in the prestigious West Bend Invitational on Friday and Saturday.

They went 2-1 in pool play, beating Fond du Lac, 25-16, 25-15, and East Troy, 18-25, 25-17, 15-10, and losing to Wisconsin Lutheran, 25-13, 25-20.

Muskego then won a pair of matches in flight one of the playoffs, downing Nicolet, 28-30, 25-22, 15-9, and Brookfield Central, 25-14, 25-15.

The Warriors dropped traditional power Catholic Memorial, 27-25, 25-23, 20-25, 25-22, on Sept. 18 behind 12 kills from Kelly Spoerk, 36 assists from Morgan Kath, five aces by Sam Jezewski, 23 digs from Michelle Fugarino and three blocks by Jordan Wachowiak.

Muskego girls tennis

A sweep of the singles matches gave the Warriors a 5-2 dual victory over Waukesha South on Sept. 18.

Winners were Amy Upthagrove at one singles (6-1, 6-0), Emily Kleist at two (6-4, 6-2), Morgan Scholfield at three (6-3, 6-0), Kristen Kubel at four (6-4, 6-2) and the first doubles team of Alison Lambrecht and Natalie Radloff (6-0, 6-1).

"Amy and Emily have been burning up the courts all season long," head coach Sue Vogel said. "Morgan is a nice surprise and Kristen continues to improve and win."

The Warriors lost a 5-2 dual to Waukesha West on Sept. 17 as Kleist won at first singles (7-5, 6-2) and the third team of Megan Hunjadi and Erica Baldwin prevailed (6-3, 7-5).

Muskego was supposed to compete in the Classic 8 Tournament on Saturday, but that was postponed by rain and was played on Monday.

Eisenhower girls volleyball

The Lions (2-2) dropped their second Woodland Conference match on Sept. 18, losing to Greendale in five games (25-20, 17-25, 25-23, 23-25, 13-15).

On Saturday they finished third at the Germantown Invitational, going 3-2. They beat Sussex Hamilton, Whitnall and Slinger and lost to Manitowoc Lincoln and Germantown.

Ike leaders for the week include Lauren Nevinski with 48 kills, Allie Persick with 149 assists and 21 aces, Nina Dodd with 64 digs, and Natalie Olson with 16 blocks. The Lions now have an overall record of 16-6.

New Berlin girls golf

The girls began the week with a mini-meet at Western Lakes on Sept. 17 and were led by Natalie Gagliano and Ashley Hofmeister, who each shot a 46. Minhi Kang (47), Caylee Balcerzak (49) and Lauren Chojnacki (52) rounded out the scoring.

Then on Sept. 18 at Oconomowoc, Kang shot a 43, by far the best score of the day. Gagliano and Hofmeister each shot a 50, Balcerzak, 51, and Chojnacki, 63.

On Sept. 20 they took part in the Woodland Conference meet and Kang led the way again with an 89, followed by Gagliano, 91; Hofmeister, 92; Balcerzak, 98; and Chojnacki, 101.

Muskego boys soccer

The Warriors earned a pair of ties in their own tournament on Friday and Saturday.

They matched Madison West and Middleton, both by 2-2 scores. Andrija Novakovich and Luka Prpa tallied against West, with Brody Kraussel assisting on Prpa's goal.

Brad Pradarelli and Trevor Bednarek scored against Middleton, with assists from Novakovich and Prpa.

Muskego lost a Classic 8 Conference contest to Hartland Arrowhead, 4-2, on Sept. 18. Goaltender Nick Oleniczak made three saves for the Warriors, who slipped to 3-2 in conference matches.

West boys cross country

The Vikings finished third out of five teams at the Cedarburg Invitational on Saturday at Centennial Park.

James Kern finished second, with career best 16:56, behind West Allis Hale's Milan Stojanovic (16:51), who finished first.

Momo Mohamed was 10th (17:36) and Cory Davis was 12th (17:42).

The next highest scoring runners were Andrew Munger, 27th (18:48), and James Windorff (18:54). Ross Wick finished 32nd (19:55).

Hale won the race with 27 points, followed by Cedarburg (45), New Berlin West (79), Greenfield (97) and Wauwatosa East (103).

Eisenhower boys cross country

The Lions were second at the 14-team Oshkosh Lourdes Invitational on Saturday at the Lake Breeze Golf Course in Winneconne.

Matt Kizaric finished fourth (PR 16:39.01) followed by Brian Schaefer, 12th (PR 17:09.17), Dallas Thompson, 16th (PR 17:13.76), Nick Buban, 20th (PR 17:32.89) and Jack Lodermeier, 27th (PR 18:12.50). The other runners were Quinn Thompson, 29th (PR 18:16.28) and Stephen Arcuri, 31st (18:17.17).

Oshkosh West took first with 37 points and Ike was second with 79

Eisenhower girls cross country

The Lions scored 138 points and sixth in the were second at the 10-team Oshkosh Lourdes Invitational on Saturday at the Lake Breeze Golf Course in Winneconne. Clintonville took first with 61 points.

Rebecca Eldien had the top finish for the Lions (10th, 15:51.91) while Hannah Kinzer (29th, 16:58.49) and Stefanie Panzenhagen (30th, PR 17:00.44, 26th all-time best at Ike) were next. Rounding out the top five were Carley Ney (40th, 17:22.65) and Veronica Diedrich (47th, 17:46.27). Bettina Diedrich (72nd, 18:41.19) also competed.

Muskego girls golf

The Warriors finished eighth in the Classic 8 Conference Championships on Sept. 20 at the Broadlands Golf Club with 368 strokes.

They were also eighth in a Classic 8 mini-meet at the Oconomowoc Golf Club on Sept. 18, tallying 407 strokes.

New Berlin boys volleyball

New Berlin United finished tied for 11th at the Kaukuana Invitational on Saturday.

"We continue to work on solidifying our defense," coach Jay Szatkowski said. "Mickey Sugar played well and I was also pleased with the efforts of Matt Zeske, Brett Hanson and Tucker Tellefson.

"Some of these guys are learning new positions and, in the case of Tucker, he just started playing volleyball just over a month ago for the first time. My team is very young, but we are making strides in the right direction.

"I am also pleased with the team chemistry and how they are coming together both on and off the court which I know will be a strength as we move forward."

West girls volleyball

The Lions split two matches last week, losing at Pius XI on Sept. 18 and then beating St. Francis on Sept. 20, also on the road.

The Lady Popes swept West (13-25, 21-25, 20-25) . Stat leaders were Gina Pezze (12 kills), Sarah Franzen (25 assists), Casey Luehrs (14 digs) and Eileen Herbers (3 blocks).

The Vikings then swept the Mariners (25-10, 25-12, 25-6), as Pezze (9 kills), Franzen (21 assists) and Jamey Devine (4 aces) led the stat attack.

"Sophomore Jamey Devine made the most of her opportunities when she entered at the end of game two," coach Joel Golstyn said. "She closed it out by serving four aces in the last six points."

The Vikings now stand at 19-4 overall and 3-2 in conference play.

- Compiled by Tom 'Sky' Skibosh and John Rech

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