CG-Belgium honors seniors who helped turn program around

By 
MITCH MAERSCH
Ozaukee Press staff

The Cedar Grove-Belgium High School boys’ soccer team won its ninth game of the season on senior night last Thursday — more than its last three seasons combined and the most in any season since at least 2010.

Sophomore star Caleb Heinen scored three goals, all on assists by senior Parker Knight — two on his ridiculously strong throw-ins that are like corner kicks — to beat Stockbridge, 3-2.

“It’s just been huge,” coach Kyle Schultz said of the seniors’ impact. “It’s just a great group overall. Everyone has put in the time and work that they’ve needed to do.”

The seniors include Knight, Braeden Pfaff, Logan Navis, Jesse Burg, David Martinez and Brendan Lambrecht.

The Rockets, 9-9-1 overall and 1-4-1 in the Big East Conference, got a No. 9 seed in the Division 4 playoffs and play at No. 8 the Prairie School at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 20. Just avoiding the play-in game on Tuesday was an accomplishment, Schultz said.

The winner likely plays at No. 1 Cristo Rey Jesuit on Saturday, Oct. 22.

Grafton loses to tough competitors

Grafton lost at Hartford, 3-0, on Oct. 11 and at Oostburg, 6-0, last Thursday.

“We came out and started firing on all cylinders, which is good to see going into the playoffs,” coach Jason Rodgers said of the Hartford game.

Some chippy play at the end of the game got one Black Hawk suspended, and another nearly had enough cards to be suspended so he was held out of the Oostburg game. That, along with some illnesses, put the Hawks in a hole, Rodgers said.

He praised freshman Carter Marien, brother of senior twins Tanner and Trevor, who was only expected to play a few minutes but lasted for 60.

“He looked pretty good for his first experience out there,” Rodgers said.

Grafton, 6-8 overall and 4-5 in the North Shore Conference, got a No. 9 seed and plays at No. 8 Kettle Moraine Lutheran at 4 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 20. The winner likely plays at No. 1 New Berlin Eisenhower on Saturday, Oct. 22.

Port falls to NSC rival Cedarburg

Port Washington ended the regular season with a 6-1 home loss to Cedarburg.

Port went to 1-8 in the NSC while Cedarburg improved to 6-3.

The Pirates, 5-16-1 overall, got an 11 seed in the Division 2 tournament and lost, 3-0, at No. 6 Wauwatosa West on Tuesday. Wauwatosa West goes on to play at Cedarburg on Saturday. The No. 3 Bulldogs beat NSC foe No. 14 West Bend East, 5-0.

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