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Sports Wrapups: Sept. 17

Sept. 17, 2012

Eisenhower girls volleyball

The Lions improved their Woodland Conference record to 2-1 as they defeated the Pewaukee Pirates 25-10, 25-22 and 25-12 on Sept. 13 on the road. Then on Saturday, they won the Slinger Invitational for the fifth consecutive season.

Ike leaders were Lauren Nevinski with eight kills, Allie Persick with 21 assists, Nina Dodd with 12 digs, Natalie Olson and Abby Maier each added three aces and Olson also had six blocks.

The Lions played in the Slinger Invitational on Saturday, going 5-0 on the day, and had victories against Elkhorn, Kewaskum, Cudahy, Grafton and Slinger.

Ike leaders for the weekend included Nevinski with 30 kills, Persick with 80 assists, Persick and Dodd with nine aces, Dodd with 33 digs and Olson with 10 blocks.

West boys soccer

The Vikings lost a 3-1 decision to New Berlin Eisenhower on Sept. 10 (separate story) and then dropped a 6-3 decision at Pius XI on Sept. 12 in a Woodland Conference battle.

They closed out the week by losing in the finals in the Mike Dillett Memorial Tournament on Saturday.

The Popes led 3-1 at intermission, as a goal was scored by West's David Franke at 19:03 with an assist by Josh Kryszewski to tie the game at 1-1. But Robert Holschuh, who finished with four goals for Pius XI, scored twice to close out the half.

Kevin Marx scored 1:19 into the second half with an assist by Devin Pearson to cut the lead to 3-2, but then the Popes outscored the Vikings, 3-1, the rest of the way for the win. Franke's second goal came at 60:52.

On Friday in the Mike Dillett Memorial Tournament at West the Vikings beat West Bend East, 4-1 as four different players scored.

Reed Albinger (Micheal Schinker assist) scored at 22:48 for a 1-0 lead at intermission. Six minutes into the second half the Suns scored, but then the Vikings closed it out as Tim Rink (Marx), Marx (Schinker) and Ryan Zimmerman (Rink) got on the board.

New Berlin West had two 3-1 games, beating Franklin in Saturday's first game and then losing to Nicolet in the championship game.

Marx had two goals (Pearson assist) and Franke (Albinger) scored in the win, while Marx scored the only goal in the title tilt.

Eisenhower girls tennis

The Lions defeated New Berlin West, 6-1, on Sept. 11 at Eisenhower to improve to 2-1 in Woodland Conference play.

Winners for Ike included No. 1 singles Hanna Muche (6-0, 6-1), No. 2 Kelly Dobrzynski (6-0, 6-0) and No. 3 Kristin Sperka (6-1, 6-4).

Doubles winners were No. 1 doubles Jenna York/Katie Lang (6-0, 6-0), No. 2 doubles Cassie Majinski/Shawna Rivedal (6-1, 6-4) and No. 3 doubles Jenny Weiland/McKenzi Baker (6-1, 6-2).

West girls volleyball

The Vikings were poor hosts on Saturday as they went 5-0 en route to winning the championship of their own 14-team Invitational.

West beat Parkview (25-5, 25-11), St. Francis (25-6, 25-4) and St. Joseph's (25-7, 25-11) in pool play to advance to the Gold semifinals.

In the Gold semifinals the Vikings then beat St. Thomas More (25-10, 25-12) and Mukwonago (24-26, 25-17, 16-14).

The Vikings were led on the day statistically as follows: Kills: Gina Pezze (47), Assists: Sarah Franzen (108), Blocks: Eileen Herbers (eight) and Kellie Shaw (55 digs, 10 aces).

"We played incredibly sound volleyball throughout the day with solid performances from the entire squad," coach Joel Golsteyn said. "The teamwork was never more evident than during the exciting championship match against a formidable Mukwonago team. The balanced attack was the key to coming out on top in this match."

Carly Hubert led the offense in this match with 10 kills in 15 attempts and no errors and setter Franzen was outstanding with her decision making and distributed 31 assists in the match.

Muskego girls swimming

With 10 victories, the Warriors routed Catholic Memorial, 138-32, in a Classic 8 Conference dual on Sept. 13.

Individual winners were Katie Taylor in the 200 individual medley with 2 minutes, 17.23 seconds and the 500 freestyle (5:24.22); Jessie Keiser in the diving (206.05 points), Michelle Beiermeister in the 100 butterfly (1:05.72), Kristen Kaiser in the 100 freestyle (58.37) and the 100 backstroke (1:04.61) and Kari Balson in the 100 breaststroke (1:12.21).

Winning relays were the 200 medley team of Jessica Pollack, Balson, Beiermeister and Kaiser (2:00.3); the 200 freestyle squad of Kaiser, Balson, Taylor and Sara Biro (1:47.22); and the 400 freestyle unit of Pollack, Keiser, Biro and Taylor (3:57.11).

Muskego boys soccer

A total of four players scored as the Warriors downed Mukwonago, 4-1, on Sept. 11 to improve to 3-1 in the Classic 8 Conference.

Luka Prpa, Andrija Novakovich, Joey Prekop and Aleksandar Prpa all tallied, with assists from Jake Helland and Antonio Amaya.

Novakovich tallied his 23rd goal of the season, which places him third in the state at this point.

Goalkeeper Nick Oleniczak finished with two saves.

The Warriors then downed former Classic 8 team Pius XI, 2-1, on Sept. 13 as Stephen Kerns and Danny Baumann tallied, with assists from Novakovich and Brody Kraussel. Oleniczak made three saves.

Muskego closed the week with a 1-0 loss to Madison Memorial on Friday despite four saves from Oleniczak. Memorial scored the only goal in the 65th minute.

Muskego (9-4 overall going into this week) hosts Homestead, Madison West and Middleton for a tournament at 4:30 p.m. Sept. 21 and 10 a.m. Sept. 22.

Muskego girls cross country

The Warriors tallied 118 points for third place in a highly-competitive Marquette Invitational at Washington Park on Saturday.

Lexie Tremble led the way, taking 17th with 16 minutes, 6 seconds. She was followed by Jenna Lederman, 19th (16:08); Leanna Barr, 21st (16:17); Ellie Tadych, 24th (16:28); Amy Klaus, 37th (16:52); Madison Francis, 40th (16:59); and Alyssa Jansen, 54th (17:35).

"This is a true gut check for our team," head coach Rich Raney said. "This is a really tough course with many rolling hills, and we faced some of the best teams in the state. To place as well as we did today really showed the dedication of this team."

Klaus added, "Race by race, we are all improving. I am excited to keep progressing and moving forward into great things this season."

Neenah, which is rated second in the state, won with 30 points and fourth-rated Madison West took second with 51.

The Muskego girls and boys host an invitational at 10 a.m. Sept. 22 at Lake Denoon Middle School.

New Berlin girls golf

The New Berlin Eisenhower/West co-op finished sixth with a 195 at the Woodland Conference mini-meet on Sept. 10 at Edgewood.

Kettle Moraine won with a 164 and Emily Joers was low individual with an even par 36.

Natalie Gagliano led the way for New Berlin with a 46, followed by Ashley Hofmeister (47), Minhi Kang (50), Caylee Balcerzak (52) and Lauren Chojnacki (55).

Then on Sept. 12 at Brandybrook Golf Course in another mini-meet, Kang led the way with a 44, followed by Gagliano and Hofmeister, each with a 46. Balcerzak and Chojnacki finished up by each shooting a 55.

The locals then finished seventh out of 11th at the Waukesha County Championship on Sept. 13 at Wanaki.

Muskego girls tennis

The Warriors took two of three duals at the Hartford Quadrangular on Saturday, blanking Elkhorn and Janesville Craig, 7-0, but falling to the host school, 4-3.

Going 3-0 were Amy Upthagrove at first singles, Kristen Kubel at third and fourth singles and the first doubles unit of Alison Lambrecht and Emily Kleist. Lisa Krawczyk was 2-0 at fourth singles.

Winning against Hartford were Upthagrove by default, Kubel, 6-2, 6-7, (10-6), and Lambrecht/Kleist, 6-2, 6-3. The second team of Natalie Radloff/Liz Jacoby lost in a super tiebreaker.

The Warriors lost a 7-0 Classic 8 Conference dual to Hartland Arrowhead on Sept. 11, with Upthagrove, Kleist and Jacoby/Julie Dusold each taking a set.

West girls tennis

New Berlin West girls tennis team blanked Greenfield, 7-0, on Sept. 10 on the road to begin the week.

Singles winners were Naomi Bhagat (6-2, 6-2), Lora Daskalska (6-2, 6-3), Alex Weis (6-1, 6-1) and Nicci Poellinger (6-0, 6-0). Doubles winners were Lauren Hugdahl/Kim Kramer (6-2, 6-2), Maddie Maag/Danielle Svehlek (7-6 (6), 6-2) and Brittany Buechs/Sylvia Autio (6-2, 6-1).

West then dropped a 6-1 decision to New Berlin Eisenhower on Sept. 11 at the Princeton Club. Poellinger was the Vikings only winner (6-4, 6-2).

Eisenhower girls swim

New Berlin Eisenhower sneaked its way to a 53-41 win against Pewaukee Sept. 12. Scoring only four lanes, the Lions depth was limited against the smaller Pewaukee squad.

Freshman Caitlin Durley came out with the first win of the night in the 200 freestyle (2:11.07). Freshman Paige Carter followed with one of the largest upsets of the meet as she won the 200 IM (2:20.83). Carter (1:05.79) and senior captain Sam Rottel (1:10.92) went 1-2 in the 100 fly. Durley won the 500 free (5:49.35). Rottel (1:06.46) and junior Steffi Durley (1:09.72) went 1-2 in the 100 back.

To win the meet, the Lions had to win the last relay and win they did. Sophomore Nicole Bellford, senior captain Gina Lupo, sophomore Sammy Kozlowski, and Steffi Durley captured the win by 8 seconds.

Muskego girls volleyball

The Warriors improved to 3-0 in Classic 8 Conference duals with a 25-16, 25-19, 25-16 victory over Waukesha West on Sept. 11.

Mary O'Connor paced Muskego with seven kills, while Morgan Kath collected 28 assists, Jordan Wachowiak four blocks and Michelle Fugarino 14 digs.

Muskego then battled defending WIAA Division 1 state champion Burlington on Sept. 13 but lost, 25-14, 29-27, 25-15. O'Connor posted six kills, Kath 14 assists and Fugarino 17 digs.

Eisenhower cross country

The New Berlin Eisenhower girls finished 16th out of 27 teams at the Racine St. Catherine's Angel Invitational at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside.

The Lions scored 382 points while Brookfield Central ran away with the title scoring 35 points.

Rebecca Eldien had a Top-10 finish, taking seventh to lead the Lions (15:42.3).

Hannah Kinzer finished 58th (16:58.4), Carley Ney was 84th (17:28.6), Veronica Diedrich took 90th (17:39.4) and Bettina Diedrich finished 143rd (18:51.6). Mia Seinko also ran and finished 151st (19:07.6).

The boys team finished 10th (299) behind first-place Waukesha South (107).

Matt Kizaric led the Lions by taking 27th place (personal record 16:56.5) and Brian Schafer took 37th (PR 17:12.7). Kizaric's time was the 13th-best all-time for Eisenhower and the first Eisenhower boy to break 17 minutes since 2007. Schafer was 20th on the all-time list.

Rounding out the top five are Dallas Thompson (69th, 17:46.3), Nick Buban (75th, 17:52.0) and Stephen Arcuri (91st, 18:13.2).

Jack Lodermeier (123rd, 18:50.6) and Quinn Thompson (132nd, 19:04.3) also took part.

Muskego girls golf

The Warriors placed eighth in a Classic 8 Conference mini-meet at Brandybrook on Sept. 12 with 206 strokes and eighth in another mini-meet on Sept. 10 with 209 shots.

Muskego will compete in the Classic 8 Championship Meet at 8:30 a.m. Sept. 20 at the Broadlands Golf Club.

West cross country

The Lake Geneva Badger Invite brought the Vikings some career personal records for many of our runners, plus two second-place team finishes for the boys and girls varsity teams.

James Kearn broke 17 minutes for the first time in his career, running a 16:58 to win the race while Momo Mohamed finished third (17:41), Cory Davis fifth (17:57), Andrew Munger 15th (18:31) and Dom Ropella rounded out the scoring team with a 17th-place finish, breaking the 19 minute barrier for the first time in his career, running an 18:49. James Windorff ran a career PR with an 18:50.

On the girls side, Brittany Kozlowski ran her best race of her career, winning the race in 15:55.

The rest of the team has made some significant gains, especially at the fourth and fifth spots, Rachel Butler (17:19) and Erin Simpson (17:29).

West girls swimming

The Vikings beat Pius XI, 118-66, on Sept. 12 at home in their only event of the week.

The 200 medley relay (2:08.33) of Alyssa Kaiser, Rayna Matthews, Molly Wannamaker and Kayla Rasmussen; the 200 freestyle relay (1:45.73) of Emily Szydlowski, Rasmussen, Amber Kazinski and Maddie Tew; and the 400 free relay (4:03.17) behind Szydlowski, Jen Graham, Kazinski and Tew all took first.

Tew won two individual events - the 200 individual medley (2:21.93) and the 500 free (5:21.86) - as did Szydlowski in the100 butterfly (1:05.74) and the 100 backstroke (1:09.35).

Other winners were Rasmussen in the 50 free (27.01) and Kaiser in the 100 free (1:05.17).

- Compiled by Tom "Sky" Skibosh and John Rech

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