Middleton soccer pulls away from Craig
Big Eight Conference girls soccer powerhouse Middleton took over in the second half Thursday night in a 7-0 win over Janesville Craig.
Craig (7-6-4, 3-4-0) trailed only 2-0 at halftime, but Middleton scored four quick goals to start the second half.
"We probably outplayed them, I thought, in the first half," Craig coach Bill McCabe said. "Unfortunately, we had a girl get sick at half, and before we could make the proper adjustments to start the second half, Middleton took advantage.
"Things happen that you can't control sometimes and you have to be able to adjust. But still, the game was a lot closer than the score would indicate."
Maddie Schroeder and Katie Villa combined to make 15 saves for Craig.
Craig plays at Kenosha Tremper in a nonconference game Saturday.
MIDDLETON 7, CRAIG 0
Janesville Craig 0 0—0
Middleton 2 5—7
Saves—Maddie Schroeder (JC) 11, Katie Villa (JC) 4, Middleton 10.
-- Sun Prairie 9, Parker 0—The visiting Cardinals pulled away in the second half for the Big Eight win.
Parker (0-14, 0-7) trailed 3-0 at half but could not generate any offense.
"Our offense is starting to pressure more and not thinking so defensively," Parker coach Amy Wargowsky said. "It may not look like it on the scoreboard, but we're improving."
Brianna Washington made 21 saves for Parker, which plays at Lake Geneva Badger tonight in a nonconference game.
SUN PRAIRIE 9, PARKER 0
Sun Prairie 3 6—9
Janesville Parker 0 0—0
SP—Krista Scott, 6:49. SP—Scott, 17:47. SP—Haley Haumersen, 29:24.
SP—Dana Baldwin, 41:59. SP—Madison Moore, 44:26. SP—Emily Campbell (Teresa Lund), 56.28. SP—Liz Conejo, 57:36. SP—Kestra Peterson, 64:36. SP—Peterson, 77:10.
Saves—Sun Prairie 1, Brianna Washington (P) 21.