Janesville Cougars, Vikings soccer teams fall
JANESVILLE Janesville Craig’s girls soccer team hung tough with Madison West on Thursday night, but the physical Regents prevailed with a late three-goal burst.
Rose Brown scored the go-ahead goal at 62:25 and Mo Speer added an insurance goal three minutes later to lift West to a 4-2 win in the Big Eight Conference opener for both teams.
Craig (1-1-1, 0-1) took a 2-1 lead early in the second half on Monica Speth’s goal.
“We had our chances, but West’s physical play took a toll on us at the end,” Craig coach Bill McCabe said.
Craig plays at a two-day tournament in Fond du Lac starting tonight.
WEST 4, CRAIG 2
Madison West 1 3—4
Janesville Craig 1 1—2
W—Mo Speer, 5:39. C—Kristi Crandall (Monica Speth), 8:00.
C—Speth (Crandall), 46:15. W—Caitlin Jarrard, 52:05. W—Rose Brown, 62:25. W—Speer, 65:10.
Saves—West 7, Maddie Schroeder (JC) 12.
-- Memorial 10, Parker 0—The Big Eight powerhouse Spartans scored six times in the first half en route to the win in the conference opener for both teams.
Brianna Washington had 10 saves for Parker (0-3, 0-1).
“Memorial’s got such a strong feeder program and such great facilities to play at year-round, and we don’t have that luxury,” Parker coach Amy Wargowsky said.
“We just have to keep working and continue to learn from each game.”
Parker hosts Cambridge tonight.
MEMORIAL 10, PARKER 0
Janesville Parker 0 0—0
Madison Memorial 6 4—10
M—Mary Erickson. M—Erickson (Haley Prudent). M—Ruth Lenzen (Prudent). M—Prudent. M—Lenzen (Shalla Moy). M—Katie Ally.
M—Prudent (Ashley Birkhart). M—Morgan Becker. M—Becker (Kayce Smith). M—Smith.
Saves—Brianna Washington (P) 10, Memorial 2.