Muskego boys soccer
Muskego's boys soccer team continued its late-season surge with a 3-2 upset of state-ranked Waukesha West on Oct. 11.
Goals by Rade Novakovich (30th minute), Dejo Rokvic (49th minute) and Stathis Demopoulos (53rd minute) gave the Warriors a 3-0 lead. Waukesha West didn't fall easy, as Mark Durand scored in the 55th minute and again in the 57th minute to make it 3-2.
Muskego was able to hold on to finish tied for third in the Classic 8 with Mukwonago and Catholic Memorial at 3-2-2.
Eisenhower girls volleyball
Eisenhower went 2-0 in pool play in the Woodland Conference tournament before falling in the semifinals.
The Lions took down New Berlin West (25-15, 25-13) and Whitnall (25-20, 25-21) on Oct. 13 to move on to the semifinals on Oct. 15 where they lost, 25-21, 17-25, 20-25, to Pewaukee.
Makenzie Mroczenski had 30 kills in the tournament, while Olivia Ciardo had 12. Megan Loewus had 27 digs, and Addie Sagat had 17 digs and six aces. Riley Fischer had 35 assists in the matches against New Berlin West and Whitnall.
Seeded second in their sectional, the Lions were scheduled to open the WIAA Division 2 playoffs against seventh-seeded New Berlin West on Oct. 18.
The way the schedule worked out, New Berlin West's soccer team ended up having quite the final week of the regular season.
With four conference games in five days, the Vikings went 1-3 to finish the regular season at 6-7-3 overall and 5-5-1 in the Woodland.
West began the week with a 3-2 win over Whitnall on Oct. 10. After a scoreless first half, the Vikings received goals from Dominic DeLuca, Josh Blaine and Corbin Neutgens in the first 25 minutes of the second half to take a 3-0 lead. Whitnall scored off a penalty kick in the 84th minute and pulled to within 3-2 in the 86th minute, but the Vikings held on.
Jackson Galkowski and Neutgens had assists against the Falcons.
"Great game from our midfield, especially in the second half," West coach Matt Drago said. "The first half we had plenty of possession but would lose the ball due to unforced errors. The guys cleaned it up in the second half, allowing for several opportunities before we finally broke through in the 60th minute with an excellent ball from Galkowski to an unmarked DeLuca."
West allowed early goals on set plays in the 15th minute and the 17th minute and couldn't recover in a 2-0 loss to Pius XI on Oct. 11.
"As always, we gave tremendous effort, but we weren't connecting like we normally do on passes or shots," Drago said. "We came to life after the two early goals, but Pius did s nice job defending and keeping us out of the net."
The Vikings fell, 4-1, to Pewaukee on Oct. 14. Scoring three times in the first half, the Pirates grabbed a 4-0 advantage in the 47th minute. DeLuca scored West's lone goal in the 76th minute.
West won 10 of the 12 events in a 99-84 victory over Pewaukee in a Woodland Conference dual meet on Oct. 12.
Paige Pelikan (200-yard freestyle in 2:06.31, 500 freestyle 5:35.38), Kali Kaiser (200 IM in 2:30.89, 100 breaststroke in 1:21.54) and Emma Verdun (50 free in 27.40, 100 butterfly in 1:07.09) all won two events for the Vikings.
Also winning for West were Dailey Albino (1-meter dive with score of 226.76) and Chloe Moran (100 backstroke in 1:13.85). The Vikings swept all 13 diving points and won the 200 medley relay and the 400 relay.
The Vikings earned 115 team points to take 10th at the Shorewood Small School Invite on Oct. 15.
Albino took third in the 1-meter dive with a score of 442.0. Pelikan came in fifth in the 200 freestyle (2:02.05) and sixth in the 100 backstroke (1:03.11).
Eisenhower rolled to a 108-68 dual meet win over Woodland Conference foe Wauwatosa West on Oct. 11.
The Lions won nine events, receiving multiple victories from Anna Oleniczak (50-yard free in 27.45, 100 backstroke in 1:05.39).
Emma Oleniczak (200 IM in 2:25.31), Bella Passamani (100 butterfly in 1:03.79), Maddie Guman (500 free in 5:38.90) and Brooke Sullivan (1-meter dive with 192.00) also claimed wins for Eisenhower.
The Lions won the 200 medley relay (Guman, Anna Oleniczak, Passamani, Mia Meister in 2:00.16), 200 free relay (Allie Schroeder, Jenny Anderson, Anna Oleniczak, Emma Oleniczak in 1:54.26) and 400 free relay (Meister, Emma Oleniczak, Guman, Passamani in 4:04.29).
Eisenhower took fifth at the Shorewood Small School Invite on Oct. 15 with 181 team points.
Passamani took second in the 500 freestyle (5:14.22) and third in the 200 freestyle (1:57.06), while Guman was second in the 100 backstroke (1:00.54). Emma Oleniczak claimed fifth in the 100 butterfly (1:02.69). The relay team of Guman, Emma Oleniczak, Passamani and Anna Oleniczak was fifth in the 200 medley in 1:56.74.
Muskego girls volleyball
Muskego was swept, 3-0 (13-25, 21-25, 18-25), by Arrowhead in its Classic 8 Conference finale on Oct. 11.
Olivia Kudronwicz had nine kills against the Warhawks. Kristin Rodenbeck blocked three shots, Julia Van Fleet had 29 digs and Sydney Stefanowski had 14 assists.
The Warriors finished sixth in the Classic 8 at 2-5 in league dual meets and held true to their seed at the conference tournament on Oct. 14.
Muskego opened the tournament with a 2-1 loss (12-25, 25-22, 13-15) loss to Arrowhead. The Warriors then grabbed a 2-0 win over Waukesha North (25-23, 25-21) before losing 3-1 to Waukesha West (25-16, 18-25, 21-25, 25-27) in the fifth-place match.
Kudronwicz had 31 kills for the tournament. Sophia Kern had seven aces, Rodenbeck had five blocks, Van Fleet added 70 digs and Stefanowski had 63 assists.
West's girls cross-country team ran to a third-place finish, while the boys team took seventh at the Woodland Conference Championships on Oct. 13 at Hales Corners Park.
Senior Katey Devine led the Vikings by taking 10th with a time of 20:09.91. Senior Christa Modrow came in 13th in 20:25.03, freshman Brynn Flanders was 15th in 20:33.94, senior Allie Maniscalco took 23rd in 21:02.67 and sophomore Molly Thomas was 38th in 21:47.09.
The boys team was paced by freshman Grady Davis, who came in 26th in 17:35.60. Senior Collin Staudt was 41st in 18:10.26, senior Jacob Bishop placed 45th in 18:14.51, sophomore Tommy Martin was 46th in 18:14.82 and sophomore Daniel Turner took 53rd in 18:46.83.
The Eisenhower girls cross-country team placed sixth and the boys team came in eighth at the Woodland Conference Championships.
Junior Danny Browne came in third place in the boys race with a personal-record time of 16:18.29 to earn first-team all-conference. It was also the fifth fastest 5,000-meter time in school history.
"Danny Browne has proven this season that he can run with just about anybody in the state, and Thursday he showed that he can do it on the big stage at a championship meet," Eisenhower coach Billy Simon said. "He is ready for a big sectional meet."
Junior Rob Snyder took 32nd in a personal-record 17:51.56, freshman Patrick Buban was 52nd in a personal-record 18:37.39, senior Salvatore Mingari placed 65th in a personal-record 19:33.58 and freshman Eugene Liang claimed 67th in a personal-record 19:47.56.
"All eight boys varsity runner set personal records," Simon said. "I don't think that has ever happened in my time coaching. And these were huge personal bests ranging from 15 seconds to 59 seconds. This was just a great team performance for us. We don't quite have the firepower yet for it to reflect on the team score, but we have come a long way and will continue to get better."
The Lions girls were led by sophomore Haley Tesch, who took second team all-conference by placing 14th in a personal-record 20:32.73, the third fastest 5,000-meter time in school history. Junior Amanda Leder earned third team all-conference by taking 22nd in 20:59.92, freshman Abigail Schimmels placed 25th in a personal-record 21:08.88, senior Emily Den Braven took 36th in a personal-record 21:41.24 and junior Kate Watson was 55th in a personal-record 22:56.31.
"Haley Tesch has been the most consistent runner for the girls this year, and I know she had a little extra fire coming into this race after missing all-conference by one place last year as a freshman," Simon said. "Amanda Leder and Abigail Schimmels have been fighting injury and sickness this season, and for them to get back running well is great to see. I am excited to see if the girls can ride this momentum into the sectional meet."
Muskego boys volleyball
Muskego improved to 4-2 in the Classic 8 with a 3-0 sweep of Waukesha North on Oct. 13.
The Warriors cruised to set wins of 25-14, 25-14 and 25-15.
West girls volleyball
West went 0-2 in pool play at the Woodland Conference tournament on Oct. 13, as the Vikings fell 2-0 (15-25, 13-25) to Eisenhower and 2-1 to Whitnall (20-25, 25-19, 20-25).
Ruwandi Wijenayake had eight kills and two aces over the two matches. Abbigail Rothschild had 23 digs, and Anabelle Smith added 25 assists.
The Vikings received the seventh seed in their sectional and were scheduled to open the WIAA Division 2 tournament against second-seeded Eisenhower on Oct. 18.