Hawks home at last

Field finally ready after being reseeded in spring

GRAFTON GOALKEEPER ISAIAH Voiland made a diving save as Elijah Voss stood guard in a 4-0 loss against Nicolet last Thursday. It was the Black Hawks’ first home game since last fall after the field was reseeded in spring. The girls played all their games on the road last season. Photo by Sam Arendt
By 
MITCH MAERSCH
Ozaukee Press staff

Sure, last Thursday was a 4-0 loss to a quality Nicolet squad, but Grafton’s High School soccer team finally played at home.

It was the first home contest of the season after the soccer field was reseeded in spring. Home games had been played at Uihlein Soccer Park in Milwaukee.

“It was sort of like not being at home because we haven’t been there so long,” coach Don Arnold said.

Arnold, also the girls coach, hasn’t been home since last fall. The girls played on the road in spring, using Cedarburg’s field for at least one home game.

“Guys enjoyed not having the bus ride. It was more relaxing and fun. There were more fans,” Arnold said.

Grafton gave up a goal in the first minute and were down, 2-0, at halftime, but never gave up.

“I thought the guys fought hard and competed,” Arnold said.

Max Stilb had two free kicks that went off the crossbar, which Arnold said could have changed the complexion of the game.

At Sheboygan Falls last Thursday, the Hawks blew a late lead and tied, 4-4.

“We created enough chances, we didn’t finish,” Arnold said.

“They were very strong up on top and broke behind us a few times. I’m not happy about giving up four goals.”

Grafton got two goals from Max Stilb and one each from Noah Petvlow and Evan Jobe. Jonathan Weinhold had two assists,
and Nathan Wagner had one.

Grafton was to host Cedarburg on Tuesday and Hartford at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 2.

Port bounces back from large loss

After getting beaten, 4-0, by Hartford on Sept. 18, Port Washington rebounded with a 1-0 victory over Homestead two days later.

In the 78th minute, Neil Schlessinger made a run down the side and played the ball into space for Abdallah Khaled. The goalkeeper saved his first shot attempt, but Khaled put in the rebound and Port in a scrum and Port hung on.

“We’ve been shutout prior four games. It was good to get back not he board to not only get a goal but a game-winner,” coach Sean O’Brien said.

Cale Theis played well in goal, including tapping a ball over the crossbar to keep the game scoreless at half.

The Pirates were to play at Slinger on Tuesday and to host West Bend East at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 2.

Luck not on CG-Belgium’s side

The soccer gods were not smiling on Cedar Grove-Belgium last week.

In a non-conference game at Kiel, the Rockets outshot the Raiders, 22-9.

But the Raiders won the battle of balls entering the goal, 2-1.

“Tough, unjust result today,” coach Elias Garza said.

“We outpossessed and created chances on this day but we could not finish.”

The Raiders broke the ice and held a 1-0 halftime lead.

Early in the second half, Rocket Andrew Corgiat evened the score on an assist from Alex Turnquist.

With three minutes left in regulation, the Raiders scored the game-winner on a nice cross into the box, Garza said.

“Odd game,” he said. “We learn from it, then put this game behind us as we look forward to welcoming New Holstein.”

The Rockets, 0-2 in the Big East Conference, were to host non-conference opponent New Holstein/Elkhart Lake-Glenbeulah on Tuesday and host 3-0 Oostburg at 6 p.m. Thursday. On Tuesday, Oct. 2, they play at rival 0-3 Ozaukee at 4:30 p.m.

Ozaukee nears notching a victory

Ozaukee’s soccer team is still seeking its first victory after two losses last week.

The Warriors nearly knocked off Sheboygan Falls on Sept. 20, losing 6-5. Ivan Garcia and Brad Yanke each scored twice for Ozaukee.

On Sept. 18, the Warriors lost, 5-1, to Central Wisconsin Christian. Garcia scored Ozaukee’s goal.

The Warriors were to host Random Lake on Sept. 25, play at Kiel on Thursday before hosting the Rockets on Oct. 2.

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