Catholic Memorial (17-1-6) won its membership record sixth straight State girls soccer championship in downing Winneconne 4-0 in the Division 3 title game at Kohler Engines Stadium at Uihlein Soccer Park Saturday afternoon.
Shannon McWilliams started the scoring for the Crusaders with a deflection off the Wolves’ goalkeeper at close range at 8:14 in the first half. Carly Delforge added to the Crusaders lead with a goal from 12 yards on the left side off an assist from Jenny Fuller at 20:06. Carly Delforge scored again before halftime with a goal on a header off the deflection of a defender in front of the net at 42:35.
Delforge recorded the hat trick with the first goal of the second period. She knocked the ball in among congestion in the goal box to give the Crusaders a 4-0 advantage at 56:41.
Catholic Memorial completely controlled the game from the start, outshooting the Wolves 13-3 in the game. Winneconne’s first shot on goal in the game came at the 63:23 mark of the second half.
Lili Berg secured the shutout in goal for Crusaders with one saves before giving way to Abby Vavra in the final 6:50 of the game. She recorded one save. Sadi Kosciuk surrendered four goals with three save in 83 minutes of play for the Wolves. Peyton Kurtz played in goal the final seven minutes without facing a shot on goal.
The Crusaders set the WIAA Tournament for goals in a tournament with 14, including the 10 goals in their semifinal win, and tied a Division 3 mark for assists in a tournament with six.
Catholic Memorial has won a membership-leading 10 championships. In addition to the last six years, the Crusaders won the Division 2 crowns in 2004, 2006, 2007 and 2010. Winneconne (22-3-1) finishes runner-up in its first State appearance.
Whitefish Bay (22-1-2) possesses the Division 2 title following a 5-1 win over Wauwatosa East in the championship final at Kohler Engines Stadium at Uihlein Soccer Park Saturday evening.
Taylor Kerwin scored a hat trick to lead the Blue Dukes’ offensive arsenal. Her first score came on a penalty kick with 10:49 expired in the first half by grounding a shot into the right side of the goal. Whitefish Bay increased their lead to 2-0 with a goal by Lily Jefferson at 22:52. She powered a shot off the goalkeeper’s hands into the middle of the goal. The Blue Dukes notched their third goal of the first half on free kick by Kerwin at 31:40 that entered the goal from inside the left post.
The Red Raiders’ Elyse Reagan scored on a grounder to the right of the goalkeeper on a breakaway at 42:04 to narrow their deficit to 3-1 at the half. Liz Bueckers was credited with an assist on the goal.
The Blue Dukes expanded their lead back to three at 4-1 when Kerwin assisted Garcie Riedle on a 30-yard blast to the upper right of the goal at 66:11. That same scoring tandem struck again less than four minutes later at 69:57 when Riedle assisted on Kerwin’s third goal of the game on a long cross in front of the net to give Whitefish Bay a 5-1 advantage.
Kerwin’s three goals sets a Division 2 record for most goals in a game. Grace James allowed one goal and made five saves in goal for the Blue Dukes, and Abby Schermerhorn stopped seven shots and surrendered five goals before being substituted for by Emma Terry in the final 13 minutes.
Whitefish Bay wins their eighth State championship in their membership-leading 19th State experience. Wauwatosa East (18-5-3) finishes runner-up for the third time in their ninth State Tournament appearance.
Brookfield Academy (17-4-3) scored a late goal to win its first State girls soccer championship, defeating Lake Country Lutheran/University Lake School 1-0 in the Division 4 final at Kohler Engines Stadium at Uihlein Soccer Park Saturday.
It took 85:12 to record the game’s only score. The Blue Knights’ Adrianne Koveck broke the scoreless tie with a blast from the right side that entered the goal inside the right post.
Blue Knights held an 8-5 advantage in shots on goal, and Calleigh Rogers recorded the shutout in goal with five saves. Christina Reed had seven saves for the Lightning.
Brookfield Academy wins its first title in the program’s second State appearance. In its four State experience, Lake Country Lutheran/University Lake School (17-4-1) finishes runner-up for the second time in the past three seasons.
Brookfield Central (15-2-1) wins its fifth State title with a 3-0 victory over Bay Port in the Division 1 championship game at Kohler Engines Stadium at Uihlein Soccer Park Saturday.
Jenny Cape was involved in all three of the Lancers’ goals with a brace and an assist. She scored at the 34:51 mark of the first half to give the Lancers the only scoring they would need. She sent her kick from 18 yards away inside the right post off an assist from Abbie Mumm for a 1-0 lead.
Emma Staszkiewicz added a goal at 58:44 to give Brookfield Central a two-goal advantage. She netted a short deflection in front of the goal with assists from Cape and Sarah Knopp.
Cape’s second goal came as the game was winding down at 88:58. She converted on a free kick from 25 yards away to add insurance.
The Lancers outshot the Pirates 22-12 in the game, including an 8-3 advantage in shots on goal. Sarah Pasternak didn’t allow a goal with three saves for Brookfield Central, and Bay Port goalkeeper Gabrielle Noack made nine saves.
Brookfield Central wins its first title since the last of four straight championships from 2002-05. Bay Port (24-3-1) finishes runner-up in its third State appearance and its first experience in the title game.