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Sports Wrapups: April 9

April 9, 2012

Menomonee Falls girls soccer

The Indians made a little history on April 3, when behind Rachel Clayton's second half goal, they pulled off a rare 1-0 Greater Metro Conference victory over traditional state power Brookfield East.

"It was a great win for the girls program, as this was the first win against Brook East since the (WIAA regional final win several years ago) shootout in the Nickie Burnie days," Indians coach Scott Stein said. "The team played well as a unit, despite some key players still injured. Senior Captain Jenna Woodson led the way by playing intense and with confidence."

Falls followed that win up with a 2-1 nonconference decision over Racine Case on April 5 to improve to 4-0-1 on the still young season.

In the win over East, Clayton got an assist on her goal from Cassie Poeske while new goalie Kayla Heagney had six saves.

"The back four anchored by seniors Molly Poeske and Jackie Noshay, as well as freshmen Sammy Lehnen and Hannah Nelson played rock solid again and the midfield was led by Leanne Hawk, Nelly Botticelli, and Jen Eberhardy, as we were able to maintain the majority of the possession," Stein said.

"Heagney is gaining more experience and preserved the shut out. We did enough to win against a good team, but even more exciting is this was not our best game, and we have a lot of room to improve and the potential for this team is limitless, if we can stay as a positive cohesive unit."

With the win, the Indians pulled off an even rarer double as the boys soccer team had defeated East in league play last fall, too.

In the win over Case, the Indians took a 2-0 lead on goals from Botticelli (Poeske) and Hawk (Botticelli) and then held on for the win as they outshot the Eagles, 25-8.

Germantown girls soccer

The Warhawks improved to 3-1-1 on the young season with a pair of wins last week.

They earned an important North Shore Conference victory with a 2-1 decision over 2011 state tournament qualifier Whitefish Bay and the turned around and outlasted Kimberly by the same score in an overtime nonconference decision April 5.

In the Bay victory, Germantown took a 2-0 lead and then held on as Jenny Teeters scored seven minutes into the second half on a penalty kick that was set by Jennifer Poss and then got help three minutes later on a score from Jamie Karch (assist Paige Blankenheim). Lauren Meyer made three saves to make the lead stand.

Against Kimberly, Maddie Tetzke scored first and then Blankenheim scored the game winner on a free kick in overtime.

"Our success in this early season has come from our hard work and commitment on the defensive side of the ball," coach Paul Sikinger said.

Menomonee Falls girls softball

The defending Greater Metro Conference Indians opened up their season with a thrilling 2-1 Greater Metro Conference decision over Brookfield East on April 3.

Senior pitcher Nikki Festge struck out three and scattered four hits while Justine Ertl had three hits including a double and a triple while her sister Jamie had two hits and Brittany Robinson had three hits including a double and the game-winning RBI in the seventh.

Falls was 19-2 last season.

Germantown girls softball

The Warhawks routed Whitefish Bay, 13-1, in their North Shore Conference opener on April 3.

Germantown scored seven times in the first two innings and then coasted home, as senior pitcher Lauren Renard allowed only a second inning run while striking out seven in six innings of work.

Erika Berry had a double and a home run for the Warhawks while Alexa Bechler also had two hits.

Germantown finished 17-6 last season.

Menomonee Falls boys track

The Indians got a victory from the four-lap relay team as they took sixth in the Greater Metro Conference Indoor meet at West Allis Central on April 3.

Falls scored 65 points as defending state champion Brookfield East dominated the field with 165 points.

The relay, which included Christian Almonte, turned in a time of 1:18.72 for its victory while the six-lap relay team finished second in 2:07.2.

Other top six places for the Indians included the following: 55-meter dash: Almonte, fourth (6.89); 200: Christensen, fourth (24.36); 400: Christensen, fourth (54.0); 1,600: Jacob Newman, sixth (4:48.08); Dan Hyde, seventh (4:52.08). 55 low hurdles: Justin Johnston, third (8.31); 55 high hurdles: Johnson, sixth (8.76): 1,600 relay: fourth (3:47.34); 3,200 relay: fifth (8:55.91); long jump: Nate Boehler, third (18-10 1/4 ); and triple jump: Michael Van Alstyne, fifth (38-5).

Germantown boys track

Without top performer and state-level hurdler Ben Holcomb, the Warhawks had to settle for fourth in the North Shore Conference Indoor on April 4.

Germantown scored 61 points as Homestead won its fourth straight indoor title with 119 points.

Taking a second for Germantown was Tyler Baran in the pole vault (12-6), while thirds went to Adam Schueller in the 1,600 (4:31.82), Everett Wood in the 55 hurdles (8.76) and the 3,200 relay team of Josh Biesel, Zach Baus, Nick Foti and Cory Rhind (9:00.33).

Other top six places for the Warhawks included the following: 800: Riley Kruger, fourth (2:07.29); 55 hurdles: Zack Winckler, fourth (8.83); four-lap relay: Louis Tusczynski, Jason Townsend, Quinn Fliss and Clay Knapp, sixth (1:22.93); shot put: Bobby Stemm, fourth (48- 1 1/2 ); Ryan Lemke, fifth (46-5); high jump: Evan Wesenberg, fourth (5-10); Bryan McMichael, sixth (5-8); and pole vault: Mitch Fox, fifth (10-6).

- Steven L. Tietz

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