Port wins soccer tournament

CG-Belgium finishes second in going 2-1

CEDAR GROVE-BELGIUM’S Calvin Lutzke looked to take back the ball during the Rockets’ 5-0 loss to Big East Conference leader Oostburg last Thursday. Photo by Sam Arendt
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MITCH MAERSCH
Ozaukee Press staff

A second soccer tournament trophy came home to Port Washington this season, after the Pirates on Saturday won the Cedar Grove-Belgium Invitational.

The Pirates beat the hosts, 1-0, in the title game.

Skylar Shafer flicked a goal into the side netting in the first half, and that’s all the Pirates would need.

“Cedar Grove-Belgium definitely had a defensive mindset,” coach Sean O’Brien said. “We just broke them down.”

The Rockets were happy to get the experience.

“The championship game was a great test for the guys playing against a very good, well-coached Port Washington team,” coach Elias Garza said.

On the way to the title match, the Pirates beat Living Word Lutheran, 5-0, and Veritas/Tenor in a sudden-death shootout after a 1-1 tie.

Against Lutheran, Ben Hughes scored twice, and Addallah Khaled, Wyatt Roller and Evan Huber each scored once. Carson Roller assisted on his brother’s goal.

Against Veritas/Tenor, the Pirates fell behind, 1-0, before Khaled tied it. The teams were tied after the best-of-five shootout, so they went to sudden death. On the third kick, Patrick Zamora scored to win it for Port.

“It was the best of both worlds,” O’Brien said of the tournament. “We brought up some junior-varsity guys to get playing time and everyone got out of there healthy.”

The Rockets beat Roncalli, 5-1, and Ozaukee, 3-0, before the title game.

Against Roncalli, Nic Garside, Andrew Corgiat, Ethan Wonser, Calvin Lutzke and Brenden Kruschke each scored.

Against Ozaukee, Matthew Peterson scored twice and Wonser once.

On Sept. 25, Port won at Slinger, 1-0.

Khaled scored in the 73rd minute, finally finishing on one of Port’s many scoring opportunities. O’Brien said the physical play and several fouls in the second half took his team out of its rhythym. He praised Neil Schlessinger and Shafer for their play.

Port was to host West Bend East on Tuesday, West Bend West on Thursday and play at Grafton on Tuesday, Oct. 9. All games are at 7 p.m.

The Rockets last Thursday lost to Division 4 top-10 ranked Oostburg, 5-0.

On Sept. 25, they beat New Holstein, 2-1. Kruschke and Wonser each scored. Corgiat got an assist.

The Rockets were to play at Ozaukee on Tuesday, at Random Lake on Thursday and to host Howards Grove on Tuesday, Oct. 9.

Grafton his the road again

Grafton had its Sept. 25 home game against Cedarburg pushed to last Thursday due to wet field conditions. The Bulldogs won, 3-1. The Hawks’ goal came after Brandon Pegelow had a 30-yard run into the penalty box and got tripped. Max Stilb scored on the penalty kick.

Coach Don Arnold said facing a challenging team every night in the North Shore Conference will help get his team ready for the postseason.

“It’s going to make us stronger for the end of the year,” he said.

The Hawks moved Tuesday’s home game to Hartford due to wet field conditions and were to play at Slinger on Thursday before hosting Port on Oct. 9.

 

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