The Winnebago Lutheran boys soccer team took third place at the Kiel Invitational on Saturday. The Vikings beat Roncalli 2-1 and Kiel 4-0. They lost to Oostburg 2-0.
Against Roncalli, WLA scored on a chip from Riche Schultz and a blast from Aaron Markgraf. Against Kiel, WLA scored early on a Schultz goal and it added three more in the second half with Jacob Schraufnagel, Jeran Huey and Robin Yoon each scoring. Caleb King made a total of five saves in the tournament.
“I think we might have made a better showing if we had been a little better rested,” WLA coach David Haag said about playing Oostburg just 15 minutes after the Roncalli game. “But we were very happy to take home the third place plaque.”
At the same tourney, New Holstein beat Ozaukee 2-0, lost to Oostburg 3-0 and tied 1-1 with Roncalli.
In the win, Jason Brandt and Athly Sabish scored for the Huskies, while Mike Pasineau scored in the first half against Roncalli.
Owen Kalbacken was called into action for three saves in the win and the loss, and Sabish made four saves against Roncalli with the allowed goal coming on a penalty kick.
“We have been really decimated by injuries recently and we had many guys not feeling very well today, but we kept fighting throughout the day,” New Holstein coach Nate Laabs said. “Hopefully, we can get healthy and start to put some momentum together.”
North Fondy/Oakfield went 0-2-1 in Berlin, losing to Middleton, 5-0, and Coulee Christian, 4-1, before tying Valley Christian, 3-3. That game went to a shootout, which the Nuts won, 3-2.
Against Coulee, Adam Sheer headed in a corner kick for NF/O in the game’s first minute.
Against Valley, Nick Schelvan, Sheer and Taylor Jones each scored with Sheer and Jones erasing a 3-1 halftime deficit. Schelvan, Sheer and Cody Heavener converted in the shootout.
“Coming from behind in this match shows how far our young team has come,” NF/O coach Donovan Heavener said.
“We know that the stats will only show this game as a tie, but we really enjoyed being able to finish that game with a win in the shootout.”
Trent Vielbig made seven saves total in the three games.