Craig, Parker soccer seasons come to end
Middleton scored three goals in a span of less than 10 minutes late in the first half on Tuesday night to put an end to Janesville Craig's boys soccer season, winning 4-1 in a WIAA Division 1 regional semifinal match.
Jack Hagstrom scored back-to-back first-half goals for the Cardinals.
“We played right with them for about 25 minutes, but let in a couple goals in short succession,” Craig coach Mike Hook said. “I was very proud of the second-half display, and quite frankly proud of 60 minutes of the 80. I think these guys left behind a pretty good bar for the program for the years to come.”
Nick Harwick scored a second-half goal for the Cougars off an assist from Ian Reinicke.
Craig closed out the year with an 8-10 record.
MIDDLETON 4, CRAIG 1
Janesville Craig 0 1—1
Middleton 3 1—4
Mid—MacKinnon (Rock), 23:46. Mid—Hagstrom (Vandermause), 28:00. Mid—Hagstrom (Walesse), 32:24.
Mid—Jondzi, 51:24. JC—Nick Harwick (Ian O'Donnell), 62:52.
Saves—David Diaz (JC), 9; Revord (M), 3; Buelo (M), 2.
Madison Memorial 10, Janesville Parker 0—Ty Belton-Pyce notched a hat trick in the first half as the Spartans cruised to a regional semifinal victory at home.
Pelton-Byce put Memorial on the board in the 18th minute, then added goals in the 28th and 39th.
“Our regional is tough, and that's certainly the best team we've seen all year,” Parker coach Jason Bier said. “As good as our conference is, they went through it undefeated.
“Going in, we knew we'd need a perfect game. But it wasn't like the kids expected to lose. I'm proud of the way they competed.”
Francisco Lara had 10 saves for the Vikings. Parker finished 1-19 on the season.
MEMORIAL 10, PARKER 0
Janesville Parker 0 0—0
Madison Memorial 5 5—10
MM—Pelton-Byce (Mesdjian), 17:50. MM—Seppalainen (Pelton-Byce), 20:46. MM—Pelton-Byce (Kooistra), 27:30. MM—Pelton-Byce (Kooistra), 38:58. Anane, 39:33.
MM—Bliss (Anane), 46:40. MM—Hernandez (Christiansen), 55:47. MM—Hernandez (Sheley), 56:06. MM—Goetz (Christiansen), 69:47. MM—Hernandez (Goetz), 70:19.
Saves—Francisco Lara (JP), 10; Paul Koebke-Barsic (MM), 0; Matthew Goulette (MM), 0.