New Berlin West's Porter scores goal in win over Eisenhower

New Berlin West’s Lexi Porter (17) and New Berlin Eisenhower’s Claire Popp (19) battle May 6 at West. Porter’s goal gave the Vikings a 1-0 win.

New Berlin West’s Lexi Porter (17) and New Berlin Eisenhower’s Claire Popp (19) battle May 6 at West. Porter’s goal gave the Vikings a 1-0 win. Photo By Peter Zuzga

May 12, 2014

Host New Berlin West nipped New Berlin Eisenhower, 1-0, on May 6 in the annual regular-season battle.

After a scoreless first half, it took only three minutes for West's Lexi Porter to drill in the match's only goal off a pass from Morgan Knuese.

Defense dominated as both goalkeepers — Kelly Wachholz of West and Taylor Rickard of Eisenhower — each had three saves.

"This was a hard-fought game in which we had to adjust to an early injury," said coach Adam Bell, "but our defense led by senior Kat Daigle played a very good game, and we were able to secure the victory."

Ike coach Erin Frantz felt both team had chances, but the Vikings took advantage of a mistake and won the match.

"We both had opportunities," she said. "They were able to put one away three minutes into the second half, and we were not able to recover from that.

"Their offense was very strong up top and through their center mids, and we let one in and otherwise played tough defense against their fast offense

"It was a good game; always a big game as rivalries."

May 8 matches

EISENHOWER — After leading 2-0 at intermission, the Lions went on a 6-1 run in the second half to coast to an 8-1 victory at Greenfield.

Emma Grellinger scored at 28:25 off a pass from Gwen Gasper to open the scoring, and then Andrea Zubke scored at the 37:17 mark with an assist from Holly Plazak for a 2-0 lead at intermission.

In the second half, Zubke scored at 48:22 off a penalty kick; then Caila Bachmann scored with an assist from Grellinger at 53:39. Zubke then added another goal at 61:36 off a pass from Kristin Hesselbach for a 5-0 lead.

Stef Panzenhagen scored with an assist from Cayley Farrell at 63:54; then Claire Popp added a goal with an assist to Zubke at 69:25, and it was 7-0.

Hesselbach scored the final Eisenhower goal at 71:35, before the Lions lost the shutout with 38 seconds left to play on a goal by the Hustlin' Hawks' Dana Schwab.

WEST — The Vikings blew away Cudahy/St. Francis on the road, 10-0, as West led 5-0 at intermission and coasted to the win.

Porter scored six minutes in with an assist from Jenna Brzeski; then Bedwell scored at 15 minutes and Pastrich at 25 minutes, both unassisted.

Kat Daigle scored off a pass from Courtney Stephens at 29:00, and then two minutes later, Stephens scored an unassisted goal.

It took 20 minutes to score in the second half, but then the Vikings had back-to-back goals a minute apart by Lauren Odegard and Ryanne Martin at the 60-61 minute marks.

Then it was two goals by Aubrey Tarmann (68:00, 70:00) and a final goal by Patrick two minutes later off a pass from Ewelina Schlomann.

May 10 matches

EISENHOWER — Eisenhower defeated Wauwatosa East in a hard-fought battle, 2-1, in overtime at home.

Six minutes into the match, the Lions scored on Zubke's shot off a pass from Grellinger and they led 1-0 at intermission.

Nine minutes into the second half, the Red Raiders scored a goal by Beca Pallo with an assist to Sam Westphal, and that was it the rest of regulation.

Ike then scored on a shot by Grellinger off an assist from Hesselbach.

"It was a great battle all around," Frantz said. "Great defensive play by Claire Popp and Kelsey Thompson shutting down Katie Salmon. We had great composure up top by Emma Grellinger, Andrea Zubke and Kristin Hesselbach."

The Lions have a 4-5-1 overall record and 3-2 in conference play.

WEST — The Vikings defeated Sheboygan North, 1-0, on May 10 to round out their week.

After a scoreless first half, the Vikings won the match when Brzeski scored in the 73rd minute.

West is now 8-2-1 overall and are 4-1 in the Woodland Conference race.




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