West boys soccer
Wauwatosa West's boys soccer team entered the final week of the regular season in the mix for its second-straight Woodland Conference championship.
The Trojans beat Greendale, 5-1, on Oct. 3 and Greenfield, 2-0, on Oct. 5. to earn two crucial conference victories last week.
Wauwatosa West entered this week tied for second place with Shorewood at 6-1-2, one point behind Pewaukee (7-0-1) and two points ahead of New Berlin Eisenhower (5-1-2). The Pirates and Greyhounds were scheduled to play Oct. 12.
Will Jushka scored two goals against Greendale, while Phil Fobair, David Engelking and Noah Katula also found the back of the net. Assists came from Katula, Andrew Blomfeldt, Jorge Davila, Elmir Karabegovic and Owen Knezel.
Katula and Kamrin Mills-Pegues provided the goals in Wauwatosa West's win over Greenfield, while Mills-Pegues and Monroe Phillips had assists.
The Trojans (10-6-3 overall) were scheduled to wrap up the regular season with games against Brown Deer (Oct. 10), Whitnall (Oct. 12) and Thomas More (Oct. 15).
West boys volleyball
The Trojans' boys volleyball team improved to 6-2 on the season with a 3-0 sweep of Oak Creek in a nonconference match Oct. 3.
Wauwatosa West cruised to set wins of 25-17, 25-7 and 25-16.
"It was a slow start tonight, but eventually the guys stepped up and made a plan," Wauwatosa West coach Kyle Sikora said. "Our passing was a little off, hopefully just a little rusty from the weekend, but the guys managed to pull it together, and we were able to get our offense moving."
Zach Schumacher led the Trojans' offense with eight kills and five aces. Danny Belknapp had 36 assists, John Frank added five digs and Alou Dillon blocked five shots.
West girls volleyball
Wauwatosa West's girls volleyball team completed its Woodland Conference crossover schedule at 3-0 with a 3-1 win over Shorewood (25-16, 22-25, 25-18, 25-21) on Oct. 4.
The Trojans finished overall Woodland Conference play at 6-2.
"We came out and played very well the first game," Wauwatosa West coach Kelly Dwyer said. "In game two, we relaxed a little bit, and Shorewood picked up its game and took one from us. Games three and four were close games until we pulled ahead at the end of each set.
"I really liked the way we competed. We were not at our best, but we figured out ways to get side outs and win the match."
Clare Honan led the Trojans with 21 kills and four blocks against the Greyhounds. Kelly Rampolla had 47 assists, and Ericha Stuberg had 30 digs.
Wauwatosa West wrapped up last week by going 1-3 at the Arrowhead Invitational on Oct. 9.
The Trojans beat Grafton (25-19, 25-23) and lost to fourth-ranked Oconomowoc (21-25, 20-25), Lake Country Lutheran (21-25, 35-37) and Franklin (20-25, 8-25).
"We played well against a very good Oconomowoc team," Dwyer said. "We played them tough, just gave them a four- or five-point run in each game that we couldn't come back from. We got some revenge on an earlier loss to Grafton this year in the championship of the Milwaukee Lutheran tournament. We were down, 16-23, in game two and came back to win, 25-23. I liked how we kept our composure and had a confidence that we knew we were going to win that game."
Honan had 41 kills and five blocks for the tournament, while Emily Wagy added 20 kills. Rampolla had 62 assists and Stuberg had 41 digs and six aces.
West girls cross-country
Wauwatosa West's girls cross country took 16th at the Port Washington Invitational held Oct. 6 at Tendick Nature Park in Saukville.
Leading the way for the Trojans was sophomore Chloe Beaudoin, who placed 13th with a time of 20:15.73.
Sophomore Emma Gabriel came in 50th in 21:54.42, freshman Isabel Strand took 68th in 22:28.39, junior Toriah Haanstad was 89th in 23:04.11, junior Eliza Soczka took 91st in 23:05.68 and senior Delaney Reed was 110th in 24:35.37.
West boys cross-country
Wauwatosa West's boys cross-country team took 16th at the Port Washington Invitational.
Sophomore Mike Detlaff led the Trojans by taking 38th in 17:50.95. Freshman Adam Justin came in 83rd in 18:49.09, freshman Collin Jacobi took 84th in 18:50.03, junior Ngaru Nen placed 94th in 19:06.62 and sophomore Ethan Krouse claimed 116th in 20:08.97.