After a high scoring first half, St. Lawrence scored the only goal of the second half to beat Winnebago Lutheran 4-3 on Thursday night at the Fondy Soccer Complex.
Daniel Alejandre put the Hilltoppers in the lead early, first placing his shot in a tight window to capitalize on a breakaway in the ninth minute, and then beating the WLA defense and goalie to a long ball just 35 seconds later to make it 2-0.
Richie Schultz got WLA on the board, before St. Lawrence regained its two-goal lead on an Alex Gomez goal. But the half wasn’t over, and Aaron Markgraf’s penalty kick and a Trent Rieder goal in the 38th minute tied the game.
Raul Sanchez’s unassisted goal in the 52nd minute proved to be the game winner.
“It was a huge win for us, as it has been a few years since we have beaten WLA, and we needed to beat a quality opponent to get some confidence,” said St. Lawrence coach Dave Bartel.
Caleb King had seven saves for WLA, while St. Lawrence’s goalie stopped 10 shots.
“St. Lawrence played great also and executed, when they needed to, and we just couldn’t get the break that we needed to tie it up or win,” said WLA coach David Haag. “That’s the way it goes sometimes, and now we need to get up off the mat and try to win out in the conference.”
CWC 3, Mayville 0
Cody Zonnefeld scored in the first half for the only score the Crusaders needed to win in Waupun.
Zonnefeld made it 2-0 in the second half when Luke Jansen passed over the top of the defense and found Zonnefeld on the run. Jared Regnerus scored CWC’s final goal.
CWC (8-2, 5-0) dominated, outshooting Mayville, 13-3. Logan Ganz made three saves for CWC, while Logan Wild made nine stops for Mayville.
“This was a physical contest in which Mayville gave us all we could handle,” said CWC coach Gregg Zonnefeld. “We were able to play some timely possession and create opportunities, particularly late in the first and early in the second half.”
North Fondy/Oakfield 0
Anson Bautista scored at 3:55 in the first half after a misplay by the North Fondy/Oakfield defense.
Bautista scored again at 19:44 for a 2-0 lead that held up throughout the rest of the half and all of the second in Lomira.
“I think we are just frustrated right now,” said North Fondy/Oakfield coach Donovan Heavener about the 0-10-1 Nuts. “We just don’t have anyone who is scoring for us. We need to just get that first win to change things. We’re a young team that is working hard and getting better each game.”
New Holstein 0
The Cougars earned their fourth win and fourth shutout in a row at home.
Ryan Costello scored what proved to be the game-winner at 4 minutes into the game.
Jaron Ruplinger added a goal at 61 minutes, and Joe Casper assisted on both of the first two goals.
Cory Talaska scored at 79 minutes.
Dakota Best made eight saves for Campbellsport (8-8, 5-3), while Owen Kalbacken had six stops for the Huskies (5-9; 2-6).
Valley Christian 5,
Zach Hintze and Jackson Voight scored in the first half to give Springs a 2-1 halftime lead, but Valley Christian scored four unanswered in the second half.
Ben Palmer had six saves for the visiting Ledgers.