The prize that eluded Sheboygan South’s soccer team a year ago — a Fox River Classic Conference title — fell into the Redwings’ lap on Thursday night.
South battled to a 3-0 win over Green Bay East on the road to clinch a share of the conference crown — the first in program history — and the Redwings finished their regular season with a 12-2 overall record and a 10-1 mark in the FRCC.
Mimi Pulido scored twice in the first half to give South a 2-0 lead at intermission — but it wasn’t enough to make coach Paul Rivas feel secure.
“I was worried at half time with a 2-0 lead with the good opportunities East was able to generate,” Rivas said in a statement late Thursday. “We lost the opening kickoff in the second half and we were lucky not to give up a goal.”
Briana Wojcik scored for South in the second period to give the Redwings a bit more cushion.
Sheboygan North 2, Green Bay Southwest 1
Abby Veeser and Paige Kukla scored goals in the opening 2½ minutes to give Sheboygan North’s girls soccer team an early lead, and the Golden Raiders held on after Green Bay Southwest got on the board late in the first half for a 2-1 win at Horace Mann Soccer Complex Thursday.
“It was a very quick start — very, very quick start,” North coach Tim Eirich said.
“I just think we were making the right connections early in the game and kind of had them on their heels,” Eirich added.
Oostburg 2, Lutheran/Kohler 0
The Flying Dutchmen went up 1-0 in the 17th minute on a goal by Maranda Huibregtse.
Huibregtse then found Austin Wilterdink in the 44th minute to cap the scoring for Oostburg (11-1-1 Central Lakeshore Conference).
“I was very happy with the way we played tonight,” Oostburg coach Ryan Ohlfs said in a statement. “We possessed the ball very well out of the defense into the (midfield).”
Jocelyn Stemper earned the shutout in goal.
Oostburg hosts Ozaukee tonight at 6 p.m. with the CLC title on the line.
Ozaukee 9, Elkhart Lake 1
Natalie Clark recorded a hat trick and Katie Bares had two goals and three assists and the Warriors inched closer to a CLC title at home.
Ozaukee (15-0-1, 11-0-1) led 4-0 at halftime before pouring on five more goals in the second half.
Emily Janke had two goals and an assist while Bridget Hoffmann and Emma Yanke also added goals.
Howards Grove 4, Sheb. Christian 1
Michaela Tempas put the Eagles ahead in the first half, but the Tigers responded with four unanswered goals to claim the CLC win on the road.
Payton Bramstedt scored twice in the first half, and Morgan Edge and Jessica Larson added second-half goals for Howards (10-7, 8-6). Larson and Krista Hackbarth added assists.
“We played well as a team tonight,” Howards coach Eric Worth said in a statement. “We did a nice job of passing and moving the ball down the field. We let a couple of goal scoring opportunities slip through our fingers but I was pleased with our effort level. I can see that we’re improving daily and this is our ultimate goal.”
Sheb. Falls 4, Kiel 0
Jensen Hamilton scored twice, Tiffany Fischer had a goal and an assist, and Celeste Benzschawel also scored as the Falcons improved to 5-0-1 in the Eastern Wisconsin Conference.
“I thought the defense played really well,” Falls coach Brian Mentink said. “We kept them out of our half of the field pretty well.”
Falls (12-1-1 overall) opened the scoring about midway through the first half and led 2-0 at halftime. Katie DePagter and Abby Mauer also registered assists for the winners.
Plymouth 10, Two Rivers 0
Mackenzie Haese scored 48 seconds into the game and teammate Brooke Reichert scored at around the 1-minute mark, and the Panthers never looked back in the EWC shutout win.
Becca Ebbott scored goals in the 11th and 67th minutes, and five other Plymouth athletes — Emily Schirmer, Erin Falk, Meghan Roelse, Breinne Cain and Rachel Francis — added a goal apiece. Two Rivers put the ball into its own net in the 62nd minute to give Plymouth its ninth goal.
“We hustled, maintained possession well, and finished in a variety of different ways,” Plymouth coach Brad Feick said in a statement.
New Holstein 3, Kewaskum 1
Laiken Meyer, Karlie Fannin and Karissa Preston each scored to push the Huskies (6-7-2, 3-2-1 EWC) to Thursday’s win on the road.
Meyer kicked in New Holstein’s first goal in the ninth minute, and Fannin followed three minutes later to put the Huskies ahead 2-0 at halftime.
Kewaskum narrowed the gap about 11 minutes into the second period, but Preston scored the dagger midway through the half.
New Holstein registered 10 shots on goal to Kewaskum’s four. Alicia Kahl made three saves in the Huskies’ net.