The New Berlin Eisenhower boys soccer team opened its season with a strong showing at the Muskego Cup.
After playing Muskego to a 1-1 draw on Aug. 25, the Lions collected a 6-1 win over Green Bay East and a 3-1 win over Appleton North to move to 2-0-1.
"It was a good start to the season," Lions coach Gary Troy said. "In our eight years opening the season at this tournament, this was our best result. Though we didn’t get the cup, our record was the same as the team that did."
Nick DeFrance scored his first varsity goal on an assist from Jacob Olp against Muskego. To determine advancement in the tournament, Eisenhower's match with Muskego went to penalty kicks. The Warriors won the shootout in the 11th round.
Luke Duffin's first-half goal left Eisenhower tied 1-1 at halftime against Green Bay East. The Lions broke out for five goals in the second half, beginning with Dominic Quirk finding the back of the net on a penalty kick less than a minute after the break. Duffin then scored three straight goals before DeFrance capped the scoring.
Another second-half surge led the Lions past Appleton North. Quirk broke a 1-1 tie off a pass from Hunter Hildebrand. A minute later, Duffin scored his fifth goal of the weekend to put Eisenhower up 3-1.
Eisenhower won six of the 12 events in a fifth-place finish at the Northstar Invite on Aug. 24 at Waukesha North High School. The Lions then took third at their own invite Aug. 27, the first event held at the New Berlin Aquatic Center.
At Waukesha North, junior Brooke Sullivan won the one-meter dive with a score of 319.60, and sophomore Kya Emerson scored 299.05 to finish second. Freshman Anna Oleniczak swam a 2:34.58 to win the 200-meter individual medley. She also won the 100-meter breaststroke with a time of 1:17.87. Junior Bella Passamani took first in the 100-meter butterfly (1:06.35) and the 400-meter freestyle (4:40.03).
Sophomore Maddie Guman won the 100-meter backstroke at 1:09.04. The team of Anna Oleniczak, Emma Oleniczak, Guman and Passamani finished second in the 400-meter freestyle relay at 4:19.62.
Passamani won the 100-yard butterfly (1:00.34) and the 500-yard freestyle (5:19.00) at the Eisenhower Invite. Guman took first in the 100-yard freestyle (57.32) and the 100-yard backstroke (1:01.00). The Lions won the 400-yard freestyle relay (3:51.77) with a team of Anna Oleniczak, Emma Oleniczak, Guman and Passamani.
New Berlin West's girls tennis team went 3-2 in dual meets last week to bring its season record to 6-3.
The Vikings began their week with a 7-0 sweep of St. Francis on Aug. 22 and defeated Menomonee Falls, 4-3, on Aug. 24.
The Vikings opened Woodland Conference play Aug. 25 with a 4-3 loss to Pewaukee. Alyssa Nelson, Alison Schaper and Joy Chung winning singles matches against the Pirates.
West finished its week by going 1-1 at its own invitational on Aug. 27, falling 4-3 to Mukwonago before bouncing back with a 7-0 sweep of Whitnall. Teresa Wan (7-1) and Nelson (9-0) won both of their matches, as did Chung, who is 4-0 since moving from No. 1 doubles to singles.
New Berlin West opened its season with a pair of draws, playing to a 1-1 tie against Waukesha South on Aug. 23 and a 2-2 tie against Kenosha Tremper on Aug. 27.
"The guys played incredibly hard to earn their second tie in as many games," Vikings coach Matt Drago said.
The Vikings took a 1-0 lead against Waukesha South in the 70th minute when Dominic DeLuca won a ball on the edge of the final third and played a ball to Nate Garris, who had split a pair of defenders on his run. The game ended in a draw after the Blackshirts equalized the score in the 84th minute on a header off a cross from the right side.
Hustle by Dan Schneider and pressure by Garris caused an own goal by Tremper that put New Berlin West up 1-0 in the 30th minute. The Trojans evened the score on a well-struck ball from 25 yards out that deflected into the net off a Viking defender. Trailing 2-1 in the 85th minute, Jackson Galkowski drew a penalty kick after being tackled inside the box. Garris converted the penalty kick to tie the game.
The Muskego girls golf team finished tied for ninth at the 20-team Brian Schneider Memorial tournament Aug. 22 at Wanaki Golf Course in Menomonee Falls.
Scores were calculated on two individual scores, one best ball score and one scramble score. The Warriors finished at a 387, leaving them tied with Westosha Central for ninth. The Prairie School won the tournament with a 301.
Junior Maddie Cole (98) and senior Taylor Roberson (104) had their individual scores counted. The best ball team of senior Betsy Rynders and junior Megan Gelhaus finished with a 95, and the scramble team of Warwick and Bloor shot a 90.
Muskego opened its week with a 6-1 win over Greendale on Aug. 22 before opening Classic 8 play with a 7-0 sweep of Waukesha West on Aug. 23.
Alyssa Toboyek, Mady Becker and Uma Gude won singles matches against Greendale, while Sonia Gude and Maddie Toboyek; Erin Brezovar and Brittany Henneberry; and Isabella Norante and Taylor Berger won doubles matches.
Sonia Gude, Rachel Slonac, Maddie Toboyek and Becker were victorious over Waukesha West in singles matches. Doubles teams of Henneberry and Brezovar, Norante and Alyssa Toboyek and Uma Gude and Berger claimed wins against the Wolverines.
The Eisenhower girls volleyball team finished second at the West Allis Hale quad on Aug. 24. and placed eighth out of 26 teams at the UW-Whitewater Warhawk Open.
The Lions (7-6 overall) dropped a close match, 2-0 (28-26, 27-25), to the host and quad champion Huskies; rolled to a 2-0 win (25-12, 25-10) over Waterford; and rallied from a set down to come away with a 2-1 win over Waukesha West (13-25, 25-22, 15-7).
Eisenhower defeated Central Wisconsin Christian (2-1), Kenosha St. Joseph's (2-1), Waterford (2-0), Bloomer (2-1) and Union Grove (2-1) and lost to Merrill (0-2), Evansville (0-2), Cedarburg (1-2), Franklin (0-2) and McFarland (0-2) at Whitewater.
Senior Makenzie Mroczenski leads the Lions with 112 kills and 22 blocks through 13 matches. Junior Olivia Ciardo has 84 kills, senior Riley Fischer has a team-best 26 service aces and junior Megan Loewus leads in digs with 73.
MUSKEGO BOYS CROSS-COUNTRY
Muskego's boys cross-country team had its first meet of the season Aug. 27 at the Kenosha Tremper Dog Days of August Invitational.
No team scores were kept at the event, which held races based on grade level. The Warriors earned nine team medals, which were given to top-10 finishers.
"We have been going to this meet for as long as I can remember, and the largest amount of medals earned is ten," Warriors coach C.J. Michaud said. "Earning nine was a solid step, especially because a few others were close to top-ten finishes."
Senior Jake Petri led the Warriors with a time of 17:23. Senior Kyle Neuroth ran a 17:42, sophomore Adam Kierzek a 17:43, sophomore Tyler Termaat an 18:14 and senior Caleb Besson an 18:22.
Michaud used the race as part of the evaluation process to determine his varsity team moving forward. Petri, Kierzek and Neuroth will lead the way for Muskego with 14 other runners currently with a shot to fill out the roster.
New Berlin West's boys and girls cross country teams opened their seasons with sixth-place finishes Aug. 25 at the Palmyra-Eagle Invitational.
The boys had a team score of 131 to finish four points behind fifth-place Jefferson, and the girls scored 155 to finish nine points behind fifth-place Palmyra-Eagle. Milwaukee King won the boys race with 42 points, and East Troy won the girls race with 60 points.
"To have three boys medal at the first meet was fantastic," Viking coach James Braun said. "The girls on the other end have some really high expectations for this year. Sixth place for the girls was more of a wake-up call."
Senior Collin Staudt ran a personal record of 17:58.7 to finish in eighth place. Senior Jacob Bishop finished 22nd at 18:49.1, sophomore Tommy Martin placed 23rd with a personal-best 18:51.9, freshman Grady Davis finished 28th with a personal-best 19:15.4, junior Josh Pike was 53rd at 21:18.8 and senior Aaron Barachy finished 67th with a personal-best 23:15.0.
Senior Katey Devine led the Vikings girls with a 21st-place finish and a time of 21:47.2. Senior Christa Modrow placed 24th at 21:50.9, senior Allie Maniscalco finished 26th at 22:32.2, senior Anna Klingbeil was 48th at 23:43.8, sophomore Molly Thomas finished 57th at 24:39.1, junior Lauren Meyers was 73rd at 25:47.1 and senior Kathryn Goodspeed placed 83rd at 27:16.7.
New Berlin Eisenhower's boys and girls cross-country teams each took seventh place in the Shorewood Early Bird Invite on Aug. 25 at Kern Park in Milwaukee.
The Lions boys finished with 211 team points, and the girls accumulated 162. Marquette won the boys race with 55 points, and Shorewood won the girls race with 41 points.
"There is so much potential on this young team," Lions coach Billy Simon said. "It may not show in the team scores right away, but there is going to be a ton of big time improvement in the near future and I can't wait to see how far we can go."
Junior Danny Browne led the boys team by finishing in fifth place at 17:53. Junior Rob Snyder was 37th at 19:16, junior Austin Kwiecinski finished 69th at 21:02, sophomore Zach Peterson placed 85th at 21:51 and freshman Patrick Buban was 103rd at 22:29.
The girl's team was paced by junior Amanda Leder, who finished 18th at 23:15. Sophomore Haley Tesch was 23rd at 23:36, freshman Abigail Schimmels finished 44th at 24:52, senior Emily Den Braven placed 50th at 25:22 and junior Sarah Leitinger took 72nd at 26:20.
Eisenhower opened Woodland Conference play with a 5-2 win over Greendale on Aug. 25.
The Lions swept the three doubles flights and received wins from Julia Hintz at No. 3 singles and Lauren Kosch at No. 4 singles.
Sam Ramsey and Erin Dobrzynski won at No. 1 doubles; Kate McCormick and Shannon Hegeman at No. 2 doubles; and Meg McCormick and Cindy Liu at No. 3 doubles.
The Warriors came away with three draws at their annual Muskego Cup.
Muskego tied 1-1 with Eisenhower on Aug. 25, 1-1 with Green Bay Preble on Aug. 26 and 2-2 with Slinger on Aug. 27.
Sam Runyan scored for the Warriors against the Lions.
The Warriors were scheduled to open Classic 8 play against Kettle Moraine on Aug. 30 before participating in the Al Gusho Tournament at Brookfield East from Sept. 1-3.
MUSKEGO GIRLS VOLLEYBALL
Muskego dropped five matches at the prestigious Homestead/St. Thomas More Joust last weekend.
The Warriors fell to Appleton North (2-0), Greendale (2-0), Wisconsin Lutheran (2-0), Homestead (2-1) and Waukesha West (2-0).