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Written by MITCH MAERSCH   
Wednesday, 04 October 2017 18:28

Ozaukee having much improved season; Port wins two straight

Cedar Grove-Belgium’s kickers were one goal away from a possible title in their home tournament on Saturday.
The Rockets lost, 1-0, to Veritas/Tenor in the championship game.
In pool play, the Rockets beat Manitowoc Roncalli, 3-1; and beat Ozaukee, 3-2, in penalty kicks after tying, 1-1, in regulation.
“It was a great day for soccer. We avenged an earlier-in-the-year loss to Roncalli,” coach Elias Garza said
Nick Alva scored all three goals versus Roncalli, and Matthew Pearson netted the Rockets’ only score against the Warriors.
On Sept. 28, the Rockets earned a 1-1 draw at Oostburg, the second-place team in the Big East Conference.
CGB OZ SOCCER s2093017212 4CThe Flying Dutchmen scored in the first 39 seconds of the game and held possession for much of the half, but the Rockets’ defense held up, Garza said.
With nine minutes left in the game, Josh TeStroete evened the score.
“Tale of two halves — much better play in the second half. I cannot say enough about the collective effort and response by these kids in not giving up against state-ranked Oostburg,” Garza said.
Oostburg moved to 7-0-2 in the conference and Cedar Grove-Belgium to 0-6-1.
On Sept. 26, the Rockets lost, 3-0, in a nonconference match at New Holstein. The Rockets were missing three players.

“It was a competitive game that was much closer than the final score indicated,” Garza said.
The Huskies earned one goal, got another on a missed offsides call and their third on a penalty kick, Garza said.
“Jeremy Garside, Brett Mentink and Nic Menzel provided great defensive support alongside their teammates. With some players missing, it was nice to see the willingness of these players to step in wherever they were needed,” he said.
Ozaukee turning it around this season
Before Saturday’s tournament at Cedar Grove-Belgium, the Warriors had been undefeated in their last four games, earning three straight victories and a tie.
Overconfidence hurt them on Saturday, coach Ivan Garcia said.
The Warriors lost to Roncalli, 4-0, then tied the Rockets, 1-1, before losing on penalty kicks after the Rockets beat Roncalli.
“They were there but they weren’t there,” Garcia said.
The Warriors took fifth place in the tournament with a 2-1 victory over Port Washington’s varsity reserve team.
On Sept. 28, Ozaukee tied Kiel, 3-3. Manuel Santa Maria Jimenez scored twice and Brad Janke once.
“That was one of those games we could have had,” Garcia said, adding too many balls got by his defense.
On Sept. 26, Ozaukee beat Random Lake, 6-1.
Ben Stadler and Ivan Garcia each scored twice. Yanke and Jimenez each scored once.
“The boys came out strong. That was probably one of the best games that they played so far,” coach Garcia said.
“They knew how to communicate on the field. They took more shots in that game than the whole season.”
Pirates win two games in a row
Port Washington knocked off Oshkosh North, 2-0, at home last Friday, its second straight victory.
Senior Zach Wehner scored a rare goal for the game-winner, and Thomas Garant added a score on a nice corner kick from Charlie Neitzke, coach Sean O’Brien said.
The Pirates were without four-year starting goalie River Clark due to a trip. Cale Theis and Eric Marquette filled in well.
On Sept. 26, Port beat Slinger, 1-0.
“We had a real nice goal by Patrick Zamora with a great buildup and pass by Ben Hughes,” O’Brien said.
Grafton struggles against top teams
The Black Hawks lost on Thursday to nonconference foe Wauwatosa East, 5-1, an improvement after losing to North Shore Conference opponent Cedarburg, 10-1, on Tuesday.
“That was probably our best game of the year. We created some opportunities in the first half,” coach Don Arnold said.
“Hopefully, it’s something we can build on going into the playoffs.”
After a scoreless first half, East scored three goals in a three-minute stretch, putting the game on ice.
For Grafton, Carter Day scored on an assist by Max Stilb.
Against Cedarburg, Jonathan Weinhold scored from Brian Holdmann.

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