Craig, Parker soccer shut out
MADISON Craig High lost 4-0 to host Madison West on Thursday in a Big Eight Conference boys soccer opener.
Craig is 3-2 overall and 0-1 in the Big Eight.
The Regents scored an unassisted goal three minutes into the first half en route to a 3-0 lead.
"It was not a good way to start," Craig coach Charlie Friedrich said of West's early first goal. "West started 10 seniors and a junior that started last year. They are a strong team."
The Cougars travel to Green Bay West for a 4:30 p.m. match today. Craig plays Saturday at Sheboygan South.
WEST 4, CRAIG 0
Janesville Craig 0 0—0
Madison West 3 1—4
MW—Ryan Mooney, 3:00. MW—Henry Whitehead (Henry Pohlman), 15:00. MW—Woo Jin Jeon (Jack Morrison), 36:00.
MW—Bart Bach (Ghedr Omar), 62:00.
Saves—Keegan Lecky (JC) 8, Luke Carllson (MW) 3.
Parker High goalkeeper John Fillion made 25 saves but it wasn't enough to stop visiting perennial powerhouse Madison Memorial from posting a 5-0 victory Thursday in a Big Eight Conference boys soccer opener.
"John did a fantastic job," Parker coach Andy Holmes said. "The Memorial coach said it was one of the best keeper performances he'd ever seen."
Trailing 2-0 after the first half, Parker held the Spartans scoreless until Memorial scored three goals between 71:23 and 76:41 of the second half.
"We decided to play them straight up," Holmes said. "Of course, that posed a threat for a counter attack."
Parker plays in a quadrangular tournament Saturday against Racine Case and Racine Park in Racine.
MEMORIAL 5, PARKER 0
Memorial 2 3—5
Parker 0 0—0
MM—Ty Pelton-Byce, 17:09. MM—Michael Bliss, 25:32.
MM—Josh Peters (Eric Melott), 71:23. MM—Hayato Ikeda, 74:01. MM—Melott, 76:41.
Saves—Brandon Mueller (MM), 1, John Fillion (JP), 25.