Seniors honored with fun victory

Port soccer team has a blast in beating WB East

SENIOR DAGAN DANIELS headed a ball next to teammate Porter Bostwick in Port Washington’s 4-1 victory over West Bend East on senior night Oct. 6. Photo by Sam Arendt
Ozaukee Press staff

Yes, the Port Washington High School boys’ soccer team wanted to win on senior night Oct. 6 against West Bend East.

But first-year coach Phil Nawrocki had something else in mind as well.

“In all honesty, we went out just to have fun,” he said. “I set up boys in different formations and put them in different positions to allow seniors to play.”

Port handled both tasks, winning 4-1, while honoring their seven seniors.

Senior midfielder Carson Roller put Port up early with a penalty kick in the game’s first minute, then scored two minutes later on an assist from junior Evan Huber.

The game stayed at 2-0 until the 85th minute, when senior Mavrick Roller scored unassisted. Three minutes after that, Huber scored on an assist from sophomore Porter Bostwick.

The Suns had their chances, but goalkeeper Jack Schanen made 14 saves.

“East came at us. They just couldn’t find the goals very much,” Nawrocki said.

Port’s seniors include Josh Bongiorno, Dagan Daniels, Shamir Garcia Pineiro, Nile Kuhl, Schanen and the Rollers.

Last Thursday, Port lost, 7-1, to Whitefish Bay in what Nawrocki called a “moral victory.”

Junior Sean Bongiorno moved from center back to the front and he scored a goal, the Pirates’ first in five years against the Blue Dukes, who Nawrocki said are ranked No. 2 in the country.

“They’re just stacked,” he said.

If Port wins its final two conference games this week, it finishes with a winning record in the brutal NSC.

The Pirates earned a No. 2 seed in the Division 2 tournament and host No. 7-seeded Sheboygan Falls at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 20.

The winner plays the winner of the game between No. 3-seeded Grafton and No. 6-seeded Wisconsin Lutheran in Grafton.

Grafton runs into strong opponents

Grafton went scoreless against sharp conference competition last week.

On Oct. 6, the Black Hawks lost, 6-0, at Cedarburg. Last Thursday, they lost, 8-0, at Nicolet. It could have been worse.

“Charlie Rose made some more good saves in goal,” coach Greg Springman said.

Against Cedarburg, Springman said, the Hawks did not have an answer for Niko Dorschner, who had a hat trick.

“I think he’s a really good player,” he said.

Against Nicolet, Springman said, the Hawks started to possess the ball better and played their best game of the season

“I saw our effort come out in that game,” he said.




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