The St. Joseph girls soccer team dropped from No. 1 to No. 6 in the latest WisSports.net Division-3 state coaches poll.
That certainly didn’t matter to the Lancers on Wednesday.
St. Joseph jumped out to a 5-0 halftime lead and cruised to a 7-0 blanking of Racine Lutheran in a Metro Classic Conference match at Pershing Field in Racine.
Elizabeth Alia scored a pair of goals for St. Joseph, Elizabeth Russert, Stella Harrington and Marti Harrington each scored once and the Lancers’ defensive pressure forced the Crusaders into a pair of own goals.
Savannah Reed, Arianna Bosco, Alia, Maddie Leineweber and Maggie Del Fava had assists.
“We did a nice job creating scoring opportunities and playing with constant defensive pressure,” St. Joseph coach Gino Alia said. “Despite what the score reflects we were actually unlucky on our finishing, but our persistence paid off.”
Shoreland Lutheran 6,
Martin Luther 0
Aminah Diagne scored twice, Yasmine Van de Water had a goal and an assist and Lauren Adams, Nadiah Ali and Emily Paschke each scored once as the host Pacers posted a Metro Classic shutout.
Shoreland (6-5-1 overall, 2-1-1 Metro Classic) attempted 32 shots on goal to just three for the Spartans and led 4-0 at halftime.
Kayla Pagel made all three stops in net for the shutout.
University School 2,
Christian Life 0
The host Eagles surrendered two goals in 15 seconds in the 65th minute in the Midwest Classic Conference defeat.
“We had five or six first-half chances but couldn’t find the net,” said CLS coach Alan Krass, who cited the play of midfielder Ariana Cancino, defender Kate Habel and goalie Abby Joseph (seven saves).
Oak Creek 1, Indian Trail 0
The visiting Hawks and Knights battled to a scoreless tie at halftime Tuesday night, but it was Oak Creek that punched home the game’s only goal in the second half.
Indian Trail (3-1-1 SEC) out-shot Oak Creek, 18-9.
“We played great soccer, possessed better than we have all season, produced good opportunities, had strong play from so many individuals, but couldn’t find the back of the net,” Indian Trail coach Drew Baker said. “We have had this problem before, and it was unfortunate that it happened (Tuesday).”
Baker cited the efforts of Kate Clady, Amara Thompkins and Sydney Bando in the midfield.
Racine Horlick 0 (5 innings)
The host Red Devils improved to 14-5 overall and 7-3 in the Southeast Conference with a dominant win over the Rebels at Bullen Middle School.
Kylar Broesch twirled a complete-game one-hitter with four strikeouts.
Alyssa McClelland and Broesch each had three of Bradford’s 14 hits, including a home run and three RBI. Chloe Garofalo and Arin Bonifiglio each had two hits, Jadynn Powell and Kylie Rozinski both doubled and Josie Deates drove in two.
Shoreland Lutheran 2,
St. Thomas More 0
Shoreland Lutheran 5,
St. Thomas More 0
Shoreland’s Kelsey Hill reached a pair of pitching milestones during the Pacers’ sweep over the Cavaliers (2-8, 1-7) in a Metro Classic doubleheader Tuesday in Somers.
The senior standout picked up her 50th career win and topped the 500 strikeout mark. She closed her outstanding night by tossing a five-inning perfect game to help the Pacers (11-5, 9-2) complete the sweep.
“What a night Kelsey had in the circle,” Shoreland coach Kelly Hill said. “She really turned in one of her best performances, going 15 up, 15 down in the second game. It was a great ending to Senior Night.”
Hill also shut down the Cavaliers’ offense in the five-inning opener, pitching a three-hitter while striking out nine and walking none.
Bree James had two hits and a pair of RBI for the Pacers. Victoria Miller added two hits and scored twice.
Sparked by James’ two-run single, the Pacers took control of Game 2 with four runs in the fifth inning.
Emily Jones led Shoreland’s offense with two hits, a run and a pair of stolen bases. James chipped in two hits and two RBI.
Mike Johnson, Dan Truttschel
and Scott Koker