The Fond du Lac boys soccer team is headed to the postseason on a winning note after beating West Bend West 4-1 at home Thursday night.
West Bend West canceled out an Enrique Almarez strike in the first half to make it 1-1 at halftime.
But Jake Buerger converted a penalty kick in the 46th minute followed by a Brock Lisowe goal five minutes later and Fondy was never in danger after that. Matt Schneider had the final goal and Fondy goalie Jared Quimby made five saves.
“We wrapped up the end of the season on a winning note,” said Fondy coach Greg Winkler, “which gives our guys a little confidence going into the playoffs.”
“The team took a little while to get our stuff together, but we’re putting it together at the right time.”
Fondy hosts New London on Tuesday.
WLA 1, KML 0
Jacob Schraufnagel blasted a shot from about 25 yards out and the ball just cleared the Kettle Moraine Lutheran goalie’s hands on its way into the net for the Flyway game’s only goal.
WLA’s keeper Caleb King made five saves.
The Vikings finish the regular season 14-5-3 overall and 7-2 in the Flyway, in a three-way tie for second place behind Central Wisconsin Christian.
“If we had lost this game we would have finished fourth in the legaue,” “With the win we finish in a tie for second, and second sure feels a lot better than fourth.
“For us to beat [Kettle] on their home field while they still were playing for the conference says a lot about the competitiveness and desire of our team,” said WLA coach David Haag.
CWC 1, Omro 0
The host Crusaders capped a perfect 9-0 Flyway record, but not without a scare at Mulder Field. Luke Jansen scored on an assist from Lucas Vander Berg in the 63rd minute of the game. Logan Ganz needed to make four saves to preserve the shutout for CWC.
“This was a real tough battle for us, and a great test heading into tournaments,” said CWC Gregg Zonnefeld said. “Omro gave us all we could handle, but we stayed sharp even with some different combinations.”
It was CWC’s first league championship since 2002.
C’sport 2, Waupun 0
Campbellsport scored in each half of its EWC home win against Waupun.
Jack Adams and Joe Casper had goals for the Cougars, who finish at 8-6 in the conference. Campbellsport is a nine seed in its sectional and plays at Wrightstown on Tuesday.
Waupun is a seven seed and hosts Marinette.
Mayville 4, Springs 2
The visiting Ledgers led 2-1 at the half, but the Cardinals came on in the second half.
A minute into the second half, Mayville scored on a header by Jesus Mendoza.
Mayville got another goal from Aaron Hechimovich, who scored on a shot at the 56-minute mark. Dustin Gering then scored on a through ball by Elliott Schellpfeffer at 65 minutes.
In the first half, Springs scored first on a direct free kick from Zach Hintze.
Mayville’s Aaron Hechimovich scoredon a Schellpfeffer assist, but Springs answered on a long-range Cristan Soto goal.
Springs keeper Ben Palmer had 12 saves, while Mayville’s Logan Wild made six saves.
“We passed the ball very well,” said Mayville coach Dale Amundson. “It was a nice win for the team, and for the seniors because it was their last home game.Hopefully this will give us some momentum when we play Two Rivers on Tuesday (in the regional opener).”
St. Lawrence 7, NF/O 0
Danny Alejandre scored a hat trick on the road, while Jose Limon had a pair of goals. Paul Lim also scored for the Hilltoppers, who got an own goal to cap the scoring.
“We played a solid game especially the second half,” St. Lawrence coach Dave Bartel said. “We were attacking and moving without the ball once again. That had been missing for a few games.”
Sheboygan Falls 1,
New Holstein 0
Huskies goalie Athly Sabish made eight saves, but New Holstein could never crack the Falcons’ goal.
“It would have been very easy to just throw in the towel against the conference champ,” New Holstein coach Nate Laabs said. “But those that could go played as hard as they could and left everything on the field.”
Valley 5, Lomira 2
Bryce Buerger and Anson Bautista scored in the second half for the host Lions.