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Greenfield-West Allis-Whitnall girls soccer wrap-up: May 7

May 4, 2009

Greenfield

The Hustlin' Hawks downed West Allis Central, 3-1, May 1 in a "pink" game to benefit the fight against breast cancer.

The event was sponsored by the LeRoy Butler Foundation, and the former Green Bay Packers great was on hand for the festivities.

Greenfield coach Matt Ortloff estimated that over $2,000 was raised for local families in need of assistance. "We came out on top, but everyone that played was a winner for the efforts to raise funds for a more important cause than themselves," he said.

The Hawks scored first when Tina Vidakovich tallied off a pass from Daniella Petrovich. The Bulldogs tied the game on a breakaway with 10 minutes left in the first half, but the Hawks quickly answered.

Petrovich sent in a pass that Chelsea Herr finished for her first career varsity goal. Petrovich then tallied on a pass from Vidakovich with seconds remaining in the half to close the scoring.

Greenfield also fell to New Berlin West, 5-0, April 30. An April 28 game against New Berlin Eisenhower was not played, with no immediate makeup date set.

West Allis Hale

Ashley Saskowski scored in the 93rd minute, assisted by Samantha Sanders, to give the Huskies a 3-2 victory over Sussex Hamilton on April 29.

Hale (1-2 in the Greater Metro Conference entering this week) took a 2-0 lead on goals by Sanders and Hannah Lutz, both assisted by Brenna Bailey. The Chargers, though, came back and forced the overtime.

Goalkeeper Sarah Hutchinson had six saves.

The Huskies were scheduled to play in a tournament at Moline, Ill., over the weekend, but no results were available at press time.

West Allis Central

The Bulldogs dropped three games last week, falling to Milwaukee King, 2-0, May 2; to Greenfield, 3-1, May 1 and to Brookfield Central, 7-0, April 29.

Central played King without three injured players and its regular goalkeeper, who had a college obligation. The game was scoreless until the 75th minute, when the Generals finally tallied due to a defensive lapse.

The second goal came in the final minute on a high, soft shot that eluded the backup goaltender.

On May 1, Greenfield broke a 1-1 tie on a corner kick that the Central players watched bounce at the 6-yard line, while a Hawk player ran onto the ball and poked it into the goal.

The third goal came as a result of lax marking, Central coach Shondell Hernandez said.

Hernandez was pleased with the effort against powerful Brookfield Central on April 29.

"We were winning balls and corner kicks," he said. "We held them to three goals in the first half, but in the second, we just didn't have the gas to keep up."

- John Rech, Staff Writer

Whitnall

The Falcons gave Shorewood its first loss, 3-0, in a Woodland Conference match April 30.

Coach Bob Antholine credited defenders Meagan Tabaka and Alyssa Engelman and center midfielders Jacqi Schulist and Dana Steffen with controlling play.

Alyssa Fine scored off an assist by Liz Gaggioli during the 24th minute. Kelly Menden added a goal during the 32nd minute, with Gaggioli assisting again, as the Falcons took a 2-0 halftime lead.

Menden scored her ninth goal, on a feed from Sara Mogensen, during the 51st minute.

Jocelyn Gillum stopped five shots, dropping Shorewood to 2-1 in the Woodland and 7-1 overall.

On May 2, Lauren Demski scored two goals, the first 1:36 into the match, as Waukesha West beat Whitnall, 2-0, to win the Whitnall Spring Classic.

Menden and Mogensen each scored twice in a 6-12 victory over Oak Creek in the semifinals May 1.

On April 29, Steffen scored in a 2-1 loss at New Berlin West.

- Jerry Karpowicz,

Staff Writer

 

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