Milton’s girls soccer team is young.
That doesn’t mean the fifth-seeded Red Hawks don’t have moxie.
They battled back from a pair of one-goal deficits in regulation and earned a 3-3 draw with top-seeded Burlington after two overtimes Saturday. Then, in a penalty-kick shootout, Milton made 4 of 5 attempts to win the shootout 4-2 and claim a WIAA Division 2 regional championship.
Milton will play at Waterford at 7 p.m. Thursday in a sectional semifinal. Waterford beat Stoughton, 3-0, on Saturday night.
Merin Mundt gave the Demons a pair of leads during regulation, scoring once in each half. But Milton had an answer each time, with Hailey Anderson scoring on a header in the 30th minute and Ashley Boe burying a penalty kick with less than five minutes left.
The Red Hawks took the lead in the first overtime—which is not sudden-death in soccer—when Maggy Henschler scored off a feed from Karlee Krebs. But Burlington evened the match in the final minutes of the second overtime to force a shootout.
There, Henschler, Brittany Riesterer and Krebs scored to give Milton the lead. Up 3-2 heading into the fifth and final round of kicks, Boe once again scored from the spot to clinch the victory.
Danielle Heitsman stopped one shot in the shootout and 11 during regulation to earn the victory.
MILTON 4, BURLINGTON 3 (SO)
Milton 1 1 1 0—3
Burlington 1 1 0 1—3
Milton won the penalty shootout, 4-2.
B—Merin Mundt (Barry), 15:00. M—Hailey Anderson, 29:25.
B—Mundt, 75:17. M—Ashley Boe, PK, 85:02.
M—Maggy Henschler (Karlee Krebs), 98:06.
Milton’s penalty shootout scorers
Henschler, Brittany Riesterer, Krebs, Boe.
Saves—Danielle Heitsman (M) 11, Stang (B) 11.
• East Troy to face Grafton in sectional semi—The East Troy Trojans captured the school’s first-ever girls soccer regional title Saturday, earning a 1-0 victory over visiting Cambridge/Deerfield to advance.
The second-seeded Trojans will face fourth-seeded Grafton in a sectional semifinal Thursday. Grafton upended top-seeded Whitewater 1-0 on the road.
Full box scores from the games were not made available.
• Evansville’s season ends—The Evansville girls soccer team sprung one road upset but couldn’t steal another Saturday. It lost 5-0 at Belleville/New Glarus.