The Bradford, Indian Trail and Tremper girls soccer teams concluded the eighth annual — and final — Kenosha vs. Green Bay City Challenge on Saturday against Green Bay Notre Dame, Green Bay Preble and Green Bay Southwest.
With the Red Devils leading the way by going 2-0, Kenosha won the tournament for the second straight year with a final points tally of 22-16.
“Although I am sad that the tournament has met its natural end, I am glad that we have the reminder of its fun and challenging history in the permanent trophy in our case,” said Bradford coach David Naylor, who concocted the tournament eight years ago.
Bradford improved to 12-3-1 by notching a 4-0 win over Southwest — ranked No. 10 in Division-2 in the latest WisSports.net state coaches poll — on Friday and a 2-1 defeat of Notre Dame — ranked No. 2 in Division-3 — on Saturday.
Freshman Kate Brown got her fourth hat trick of the season Friday and scored the winning goal Saturday, while Danielle Bauman and Bridgette Covelli each scored a goal on the weekend. Bauman, Kaylin Hughes, Brown, Leah Klemp, Mia Prince and Raina Spencer all had assists.
“Kate (Brown) played fantastic this tournament and really paced our offense,” Naylor said.
Indian Trail, meanwhile, lost 2-0 to Preble on Friday before defeating Southwest 4-1 on Saturday.
The Hawks outshot Southwest, 23-6, and got two goals from Kate Clady and one each from Makayla Milligan and Alexija Romanovic. Anna Genz and Clady tallied assists.
After tying Notre Dame on Friday, Tremper dropped a 2-1 decision to Preble on Saturday.
The Hornets (12-3-2) took a 1-0 lead into halftime and held on for the win, as the Trojans dropped to 4-7-4.
“It wasn’t the result we wanted, but we played a solid game,” Tremper coach Todd Hardy said. “We continue to make positive strides as the season heads toward the WIAA Tournament.”
Brooke Clements received a through pass down the line from Brooklyn Stevenson, beat two defenders and scored Tremper’s lone goal in the 67th minute.
The weekend was also about much more than soccer, as both communities have been touched by tragedy recently.
In February, a Preble student was shot and killed. On Thursday, the Kenosha community was rocked when Bradford student Kaylie Juga was shot and killed.
On Friday, the Indian Trail and Preble players came together in a circle for a moment of silence prior to their game. Southwest also held a moment of silence before its game against Bradford on Friday.
“Overall, this tournament was a great chance for our girls to get away from the distractions and come together in unity,” Indian Trail coach Drew Baker said. “This tournament represents cities coming together, and I was happy that Bradford and Tremper did so well and we were able to repeat as the City Challenge champs.”
Racine St. Catherine’s 6,
Shoreland Lutheran 3
The Angels outscored the Pacers 3-2 in the second half to pull away for the Metro Classic Conference win at Somers.
Lauren Heathcock scored a pair of unassisted goals in the first half for Shoreland (7-6-1, 2-2-1). Yasmine Van De Water closed the scoring for the Pacers with a goal off an assist from Abby Krause in the 57th minute.
Sadie Gilbert led the Angels (5-8-1, 3-3) with four goals.
Shoreland coach Matthew Grow credited his entire team for “playing hard” and senior Abby Krause for a solid defensive performance.
Mike Johnson and Scott Koker