Grafton tops Port in soccer

By 
MITCH MAERSCH
Ozaukee Press staff

It’s up to three wins in a row for Grafton High School’s soccer team after a dominant 8-2 triumph over Martin Luther on Monday.

The game was tied, 1-1, at halftime, and Luther scored again to take a 2-1 lead.

“Then we sort of turned it up a notch and started playing the game the right way,” coach Don Arnold said.

Nathan Wegner, Tanner Marien and Jonathan Weinhold scored in a 10-minute span with one assists from Marien and two from Max Stilb.

Ten minutes later, Stilb scored on a penalty kick and then assisted Marien. James Dempsey scored on a Stilb assist, and Carlos Herreman scored the final goal.

Langerman scored on a Wegner assist in the first half.

Against Port Washington last Friday, the Hawks pulled out a 2-1 victory and win back the Timm Snider Memorial Trophy.

Stilb scored unassisted in the fourth minute. Victor Geiser added a goal from Stilb in the 63rd minute.

Port got on the board in the 89th minute on a bullet by Andrew Skorik.

“It hit the net so hard and bounced back the ref didn’t know it went in,” coach Sean O’Brien said. “It was just a tremendous shot.”

Arnold said the game wasn’t the prettiest, but “the team worked hard together until the last minute.”

O’Brien said “We were good. We just weren’t good enough.”

He credited the play of Thomas Garant and Carson Roller, and said Neil Schlessinger came back from an ankle injury to provide some energy in the second half.

On Sept. 24, the Black Hawks won at Hartford, 8-1. They scored three goals in the first 11 minutes.

Weinhold scored three times and Stilb twice. Marien, Dempsey and Evan Jobe had one goal each. Stilb and Langerman had two assists each. Jobe and Noah Pegelow.

Grafton, 3-3 in the North Shore Conference, plays at Slinger  (2-3-1) Thursday.

Port on Sept. 24 lost, 3-0, to Cedarburg.

It was 1-0 at half. The Bulldogs scored early in the second half which “broke us a little bit,” O’Brien said.

Last year’s NSC Player of the Year Will Kornetzke was back and scored once.

“I thought we did a good job on him. They just have too many other guys,” O’Brien said, praising the play of Shane McConahy for organizing the defense.

Cedar Grove-Belgium lost to Oostburg, 7-0, last Thursday. Coach Elias Garza praised the play of Matt Voskuil, Carl Erickson and Logan Navis.

Ozaukee lost, 5-1, to Kiel last Thursday, and, 4-3, to Random Lake on Sept. 24.

Both teams are still seeking their first victories of the season. Tuesday’s game between them was moved to 7 p.m. Oct. 17.

The Rockets host Random Lake on Thursday and host an invite on Saturday. Ozaukee hosts Sheboygan Christian/Lutheran on Thursday and in Saturday’s invite at Cedar Grove-Belgium.

 

 

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