The Central Wisconsin Christian boys soccer team scored the game’s only goal at 56 minutes in a 1-0 win at St. Lawrence on Thursday.
Jared Regnerus scored for the Crusaders’ (5-1, 2-0) only goal when his pass got deflected into the goal.
“It wasn’t pretty, it wasn’t beautiful in any way, but it was a victory. We just never really got into the flow of things,” said CWC coach Gregg Zonnefeld. “We were fortunate to get to halftime scoreless as they put a point-blank shot off the post in the last ten minutes. We got some life when Jared scored, and then played stiff defense down the stretch. Jason Braunschweig did a great job at sweeper and Tyler Katsma did a fantastic job marking Daniel Alejandre.”
“For our second game and really for only two weeks of practice, I was happy with the way we played overall,” said St. Lawrence coach Dave Bartel. “The first half we played solid and then in the second half we had a few breakdowns. We did a lot of good things, but we now need that consistency.”
WLA 3, Mayville 1
All the scoring took place in the first half. Jordan Calkins opened the scoring in the 11th minute and Richie Schultz gave the Vikings a 2-0 advantage in the 13th minute.
Bryce Hanke cut the Mayville deficit in half midway through the first period of play, but that was as close as the Cardinals could get.
Ten minutes later, Schultz played a long pass forward to Jeran Huey who laced a powerful shot from 20 yards out into the top corner for the final goal. Caleb King had four saves for WLA (5-1, 2-0).
“We passed the ball very intelligently and took advantage of the wind when we had it in the first half and did not let it affect us when we were against it in the second half,” WLA coach David Haag said.
New Holstein 6, Kiel 0
Five players scored for New Holstein in the home rout.
Jacob Conrad, Ethan Weber, Zach Petrie and Joe Baldwin each had a goal in the first half, and Baldwin and Alex Thelen tacked on second half goals. Conrad also assisted on three goals.
Kiel only put two shots on goal.
“After a couple of frustrating offensive games it was nice to see the offense produce tonight,” New Holstein coach Nate Laabs said. “I thought our passing in the final third was much better than it has been recently.”
Falls 3, Campbellsport 2
The host Falcons scored on a penalty kick at the 70-minute mark for the victory.
A Campbellsport player hurried back on defense and fouled the Falls player in the box to create the penalty kick.
Jimmy Jens scored the game-winner for Falls, and John Spoerl had the two other goals.
For Campbellsport (4-7, 2-2), Joe Casper scored twice, with Cam Sippel assisting on the first goal.
Dakota Best made seven saves for the Cougars.
“It was a really hard played game both ways,” said Campbellsport coach Geoffrey Baumann. “My guys stepped up the intensity tonight and that’s the way we need to play all the time.”
Valley Ch./Lourdes 5
North Fondy/Oakfield 1
Five different players found the back of the net as the Warrior Knights collected the win at Art Humphrey Stadium in North Fond du Lac.
North Fondy/Oakfield’s Ben Mand scored at 67 minutes in the second half to narrow the deficit to 4-1. Ben Giese made 16 saves for the Nuts.