Paige Kukla put the Sheboygan North girls soccer team ahead off an assist from Jamie Testwuide, but the Golden Raiders couldn’t withstand a two-goal scoring spree by the state’s second-ranked Division 2 team.
Notre Dame came back to earn a 2-1 win to hand the Golden Raiders (1-4, 1-3 Fox River Classic Conference) their fourth consecutive loss. North is scheduled to play New Berlin West Saturday.
New Holstein 10, Two Rivers 0
Laiken Meyer and Nikki Reese notched hat tricks and New Holstein picked up scores from four other players Thursday in a shutout win to officially open the Huskies’ Eastern Wisconsin Conference calendar.
New Holstein, which earned an honorable mention nod in a Division 3 Wisconsin Soccer Coaches Association ranking this week, came out aggressive in the first half, which saw the team pull ahead to a 6-0 lead by intermission.
Meyer scored goals in the fifth and eighth minutes, Reese scored two goals of her own in the first period and Danielle Brenner and Summer Lahti scored one apiece before halftime.
Lexi Peterson and Karli Fannin scored in the second period, and Meyer and Reese each added one more goal after halftime.
Conference officials agreed to effectively cut in half their intra-league soccer schedule because of wet, rainy conditions earlier this season. That meant Thursday’s game was the first official EWC contest for the Huskies, who improve to 3-2-1 overall and 1-0 in the conference.
Sheboygan Falls 1, Campbellsport 0
The Falcons slipped away in the 64th minute to earn a 1-0 win over EWC foe Campbellsport in both teams’ official conference opener.
Jenna Howard found the back of the net off an assist from teammate Jensen Hamilton midway through the second period to end a roughly hour-long stalemate.
“We came out aggressive,” Falls coach Brian Mentink said. “We were first to a lot of balls and possessed the ball well.”
Plymouth 1, Kiel 0
Sarah Gamoke scored in the 68th minute to lead the Panthers to the Eastern Wisconsin Conference win.
“We were able to get shots, but weren’t able to put them on goal,” Plymouth coach Brad Feick said in a statement. “We stayed composed, maintained possession and stuck to our gameplan to possess and generate shots. And eventually it worked.”
Howards Grove 3, Elkhart Lake 0
Hayley Reinke put the Tigers up 2-0 in the first half with a pair of goals, assisted by Payton Bramstedt and Carlie Stauss.
“We played a pretty good game tonight,” Howards coach Eric Worth said in a statement. “We had a lot of opportunities that slipped through our fingers but the girls played very hard. I like the way the girls are competing and winning the 50-50 balls. When we maintain that intensity level we’re able to compete at a very high level.”
Krista Hackbarth added a goal in the second half for Howards, which outshot Elkhart 28-4.
Brittany Wehrmann earned the shutout in net, making three saves.
Cedar Grove 2, Ozaukee 2 (2OT)
Every time the Rockets took the lead, the Warriors had an answer.
Ashli von Heimburg put Cedar Grove (4-1-2, 3-0-2 CLC) ahead 1-0 in the 15th minute before Ozaukee’s Katie Bares scored off a Mickey Burns assist in the 29th minute to tie it.
Then in the second half, Halie Scheiffer put the Rockets up 2-1 in the 48th minute only to have Burns score off a Bares assist in the 74th minute for Ozaukee (8-0-1, 4-0-1).