Craig, Parker soccer suffer shutouts
JANESVILLE A lack of scoring continues to plague Janesville Craig's boys soccer team.
The Cougars were shutout Tuesday in a 1-0 Big Eight Conference loss to Madison La Follette.
Casey Mael scored the game's only goal on a free kick at the 13-minute mark of the first half.
Craig (4-9-0, 0-5-0) got seven saves from Keagan Leckey but could not find the net.
"We just aren't finishing when we get the opportunities," Craig coach Charlie Friedrich said. "I thought we controlled play in the second half but that one miscue in the first half cost us.
"We're definitely a second-half team, but I would like for us to start being a first-half team, as well."
Craig plays at Big Eight powerhouse Madison Memorial on Thursday night.
LA FOLLETTE 1, CRAIG 0
Janesville Craig 0 0—0
Madison La Follette 1 0—1
L—Casey Mael, 13:00.
Saves—Keagan Leckey (JC) 7, Tyler Sandmire (L) 4.
-- West 6, Parker 0—The Vikings allowed only one second-half goal to the Regents but managed only three shots on goal for the game.
Parker is 0-6 in the Big Eight and 2-10-1 overall.
Six different players scored for the Regents.
"The Regents are a great team," said Parker coach Andy Holmes. "We settled down in the second half and held them to one goal''
Parker hosts Verona at 7 p.m. on Thursday.
WEST 6, PARKER 0
Janesville Parker 0 0—0
Madison West 5 1—6
W—Henry Whitehead, (David Villa), :30. W—Jack Morrison (Alex Bach), 23:00. W—Byron Gulley (Pablo Verstegen), 25;00. W—Ali Barry (Josh Garvey, Guilley), 32:00. W—Edi Hernandez, 33:00.
Saves—John Fillion (P), 14, Colin Keating (MW) 3.