West, Memorial soccer power past local squads
West scored three goals in the first 20 minutes, and Levine added three second-half goals in three minutes to put the game away.
Craig (2-2-1, 0-1) managed only three shots on goal.
“They outmuscled and outworked us in the the first half, and I let the team know about at half,” Craig coach Charles Friedrich said. “Our effort was much better in the second half. I was forced to put our reserves in late in the game, and that’s when Levine got his three goals.
“We learned a valuable lesson tonight. You can’t sit back and let the other team dictate the action. You have to match their energy, effort and enthusiasm.”
Craig plays a nonconference game at Westosha Central on Saturday.
WEST 8, CRAIG 0
Madison West 4 4—8
Janesville Craig 0 0—0
W—Evan Levine, 9:00. W—Ryan Bernhart, 10:00. W—Bobby Phillips, 20:00. W—Zachary Kavajec, 38:00.
W—Levine, 67:00. W—Levine, 68:00. W—Levine, 69:00. W—Will Pretto, 79:00.
Saves—West 3, Peter Cooney (W) 14.
-- Memorial 12, Parker 0—Danny Tchernev’s hat trick lifted state-ranked Madison Memorial to the win in a Big Eight Conference opener for both teams.
Parker (0-3-1, 0-1) did not have a shot on goal.
“Memorial’s whole team has been playing soccer together since they were four or five years old,” Parker coach Andy Holmes said. “Some of our guys are playing together for the first time this season. Obviously, that’s a big difference.
“We learned some things tonight that we can work on, but Memorial is just a very, very skilled team.”
Parker hosts Middleton in a Big Eight game Tuesday night.
MEMORIAL 12, PARKER 0
Janesville Parker 0 0—0
Madison Memorial 7 5—12
Saves—Jon Fillian (P) 15, Memorial 0.