New Berlin West's boys soccer team went 2-1 in its first week of Woodland Conference games, earning wins over Greenfield and Cudahy/St. Francis.
The Vikings jumped out to a 3-0 lead to come away with a 4-2 win over the Hustlin' Hawks on Sept. 12. Alex Redman (25th minute), Dominic DeLuca (35th and 65th) and Josh Blaine (47th from Corbin Neutgens) scored for West.
West fell into an early 2-0 hole against Greendale on Sept. 14 and couldn't recover in a 2-1 loss. The Panthers scored in the second minute and the 12th minute, while Dan Schneider scored off an assist from Mitch Primus just before halftime for West.
"After getting down early, we settled in by making simpler passes and harder challenges throughout the midfield," West coach Matt Drago said. "An extremely disappointing result, but you'll rarely find a team of 16 players play as hard as they did for 70 minutes of (the Greendale) game. I'm proud of how hard everyone played."
Mason Church scored three goals in the first 24 minutes to lead West to a 7-0 rout of Cudahy/St. Francis on Sept. 16.
Schneider, Nate Garris, Jackson Galkowski and Cade Nelson also scored for the Vikings (3-2-2 overall).
"Nice performance from our central midfield," Drago said. "Colin Kosidowski, AJ Woyak, Dominic DeLuca and Corbin Neutgens all did a remarkable job of keeping possession and finding opportunities when they became available. Great patience shown by the four of them."
United boys volleyball
New Berlin United opened conference play with a pair of wins, sweeping Shorewood (25-13, 25-17, 25-19) on Sept. 12 and beating Greendale (25-11, 25-7, 22-25, 25-19) on Sept. 14.
Zach Just and Kyle Kraninger each had 12 kills against the Greyhounds. Just also added a team-high eight digs, while Brian Voight led United in assists with 29.
The Vikings went 1-1 in Woodland Conference duals last week, as they came away with a 7-0 win over Pius XI on Sept. 13 and lost, 5-2, to Greendale on Sept. 15.
Teresa Wan, Alyssa Nelson, Alison Schaper and Joy Chung each won 6-0, 6-0 in singles matches against Pius. At No. 1 doubles, Olivia Vernon and Trina Farrey fell down, 5-2, in the first set but rallied for a 7-6 (5), 6-3 win. Andrea Stephens and Jane Cimperman won 6-1, 4-6, 10-2 at No. 2 doubles, and Mahliya Covert and Sidney Rodriguez won 6-4, 6-1 at No. 3 doubles.
Against Greendale, Nelson won a marathon three-set match (6-3, 4-6, 6-1) at No. 2 singles to move to 13-1 on the year. The Vikings also received a win from Schaper (7-5, 6-0).
West is 8-6 overall and 1-4 in the Woodland.
A three-set win at No. 4 doubles by Uma Gude and Taylor Berger allowed Muskego to pull out a 4-3 win over Waukesha South on Sept. 13.
Maddie Toboyek and Alyssa Toboyek earned straight-set wins at No. 3 and 4 singles, while Brittany Henneberry/Erin Brezovar won in straight sets at No. 1 doubles. Uma Gude/Berger lost the first set, 2-6, at No. 4 doubles but rallied to win the next two sets, 6-3, 6-4.
"They played one of those grueling matches that went deep into the third set," Muskego coach Sue Vogel said. "It was so nice to see them come out on the winning end of that match and give us the 4-3 victory. Taylor and Uma have really started to gel as a team. That made the difference."
The Warriors did not drop a set in a 7-0 win over Kenosha Indian Trail on Sept. 14.
Rachel Slonac, Alyssa Toboyek, Mady Becker and Uma Gude swept the singles flights, while Sonia Gude/Maddie Toboyek, Henneberry/Brezovar and Berger/Isabella Norante won doubles matches.
Muskego closed the week by going 2-1 on Sept. 17 at the Hartford/Oconomowoc Invite. The Warriors defeated Oconomowoc (4-3) and Monona Grove (6-1) and lost to Franklin (5-2).
Uma Gude (No. 4 singles) and Henneberry/Brezovar (No. 2 doubles) went 3-0 on the day. Berger/Norante went 2-1 at No. 3 doubles.
The Warriors fell to 0-1-2 in the Classic 8 with a 3-1 loss to Mukwonago on Sept. 13.
Stathis Demopoulos put Muskego up 1-0 in the 23rd minute, but Mukwonago tied the game a minute later and took the lead in the 27th minute. The Indians increased their lead to 3-1 in the 67th minute.
Muskego (0-2-8) played to its eighth draw in 10 games in a 1-1 tie with Madison Memorial on Sept. 16. Madison Memorial took a 1-0 lead in the 37th minute, but Demopoulos evened the score in the 46th.
Muskego boys volleyball
Muskego moved to 2-0 in Classic 8 play with a five-set victory over Mukwonago on Sept. 15.
The Warriors dropped the first two sets (24-26, 25-27) before keeping the match alive with a 25-23 win in the third and a 25-21 victory in the fourth. Muskego then completed its rally with a 15-10 decision in the decisive fifth set.
West girls volleyball
West defeated Pius XI, 3-1 (25-21, 25-21, 23-25, 25-20), to earn its first win of the season on Sept. 15.
Ruwandi Wijenayake led the Vikings (1-12, 1-4) in kills with 12 and aces with four. Anabelle Smith had 31 assists, Molly Austad made 32 digs and Ewelina Schlomann blocked two shots.
Muskego girls volleyball
Muskego was swept in a pair of matches last week, losing to Catholic Memorial (18-25, 17-25, 18-25) on Sept. 13 and Burlington (13-25, 11-25, 13-25) on Sept. 15.
Haley Bartz and Emily Adler each had seven kills against the Crusaders, while Julia Van Fleet had 18 digs and Sydney Stefanowski added 16 assists and three aces.
The Warriors went 1-4 at the Watertown Invite on Sept. 17, beating Racine St. Catherine's (2-0) and falling to Watertown (0-2), DePere (1-2), Kimberly (0-2) and Fort Atkinson (0-2).
Eisenhower girls swimming
Bella Passamani and Anna Oleniczak each won events, as the Eisenhower girls swimming and diving team placed sixth at the nine-team Nicolet Invitational on Sept. 17.
Passamani won the 200-yard freestyle in 2:00.42 and also took second in the 100 freestyle in 54.87. Oleniczak claimed the crown in the 50 breaststroke in 32.17. Maddie Guman took second in the 50 backstroke and third in the 200 freestyle.
Eisenhower's boys cross-country team took 24th in the 30-team Angel Invite at UW-Parkside on Sept. 17.
Junior Danny Browne led the Lions by taking 11th out of 208 varsity runners by completing the course in 16:50.9. Junior Robert Snyder came in 129th in 19:24.2, and freshman Patrick Buban came in 154th in 19:54.9.
The Lions' girls cross-country team took sixth in the junior varsity race.
New Berlin golf
New Berlin's co-op girls golf team finished eighth at a Classic 8 Conference mega mini-meet at Chenequa Country Club and the Legend at Merrill Hills on Sept. 12 and 13 with a team score of 447.
Megan Russell led the way with a 102, and Jenna Weigand carded a 107.
New Berlin carded a 438 to place 13th at the Waukesha county Championship at Wanaki Golf Course on Sept. 15.
Muskego shot a 432 to come in sixth at the Classic 8 Conference mega-mini meet on Sept. 12 and 13.
Taylor Roberson had the low score for the Warriors at 102, while Bryana Niemczynski shot a 106.
The Warriors took ninth with a score of 396 at the Waukesha County Championship at Wanaki Golf Course.
Betsy Rynders shot a 95, and Brittany Bloor carded a 99.
The Vikings' girls cross-country team placed seventh and the boys team took eighth at the 10-team Franklin Invitational at Grant Park on Sept. 16.
Senior Katey Devine led the girls team with a 13th-place finish in 21:23.20. Senior Allie Maniscalco came in 30th (22:23.17), senior Christa Modrow was 36th (22:41.23), freshman Brynn Flanders took 39th (22:54.75) and senior Anna Klingbeil placed 41st (22:56.33).
The boys team was led by senior Collin Staudt, who took 16th with a time of 18:05.73. Sophomore Tommy Martin came in 33rd (18:47.77), senior Jacob Bishop took 33rd (18:57.28), freshman Grady Davis placed 44th (19:29.35) and junior Josh Pike was 56th (20:12.48).
West swimming and diving
West's swimming team dropped a Woodland Conference dual, 104-79, to Wauwatosa West on Sept. 14.
The Vikings collected 24 team points to take 13th at the 15-team Blackshirt Invite on Sept. 17 at Waukesha South.
Junior Paige Pelikan provided West with its best finish by placing 15th in the 200-yard freestyle in 2:05.68.
Muskego swimming and diving
Muskego fell 119-71 to Waukesha South/Mukwonago in a dual meet on Sept. 15.
Payton Zess won the 100-yard backstroke, while Leanne Stigler and Andrea Bellart to first and second in the 100 breaststroke. The relay team of Zess, Bellart, Ellie Szczupakiewicz and Sydney Grohman won the 200 medley.
"We had a good dual against South," Muskego coach Heidi Szczupakiewicz said. "This was the first dual that our entire team had together. The coaches were proud of how all of the girls, especially the new ones, swam a clean meet and had no disqualifications."
The Warriors placed ninth at the Blackshirt Invite with 126 team points.
Earning top-10 individual finishes for Muskego were Ellie Szczupakiewicz (10th in 100-yard butterfly), Madeline Willoughby (7th in 500 freestyle) and Zess (8th in 100 backstroke).
Muskego took seventh in the 200 medley relay (Zess, Bellart, Szczupakiewicz, Grace Mayes), ninth in the 200 freestyle (Grohman, Lilly Larsen, Sofia Mioduszewski, Willoughby) and seventh in the 400 freestyle (Mayes, Willoughby, Szczupakiewicz, Grohman).
"The Blackshirt Invite was a good meet to swim in so our upper varsity girls see the competition around the state before we meet up with them again in November," Heidi Szczupakiewicz said. "Our times were really good for this time of year and I was pleased with how our girls stepped up to the competition."
Muskego girls cross-country
Muskego placed fifth at the Marquette Invitational at Washington Park on Sept. 17.
Sophomore Sydney Bartz led the Warriors with a 17th-place finish in 22:48. Senior Haley Maday came in 25th in 23:44.