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East girls cross-country

Wauwatosa East's girls cross-country team took fifth place at the Greater Metro Conference Championships held Oct. 15 at Washington Park in Milwaukee.

The Red Raiders scored 108 team points to finish behind No. 6 Brookfield Central, No. 4 DSHA, No. 18 Sussex Hamilton and Menomonee Falls. Wauwatosa East tied with Brookfield East for fifth place but won the tiebreaker based on the finish of its sixth runner.

"The team place didn't change from last year, but the score showed we have improved quite a bit in a competitive conference with three ranked teams," Wauwatosa East girls cross-country coach Glen Gardiner said. "The girls competed well on a very tough course and against extremely tough competition."

Senior Andrea Mabie led Wauwatosa East with a 15th-place finish in 20:35 to earn second team all-conference honors. Sophomore Abby Wood (17th in 20:39) and senior Kacy Fisher (23rd in 20:58) were third team all-conference. Rounding out the scoring lineup were sophomore Elsa Klein (25th in 21:14) and senior Jordyn Summerfield (28th in 21:17).

Also running for the Red Raiders varsity team were freshman Molly McCaffery (35th in 21:46), senior Janet Fee (39th in 21:55) and junior Yvette Danisewicz (51st in 24:42).

Wauwatosa East will run in the Milwaukee King sectional on Oct. 22 at Lincoln Park Golf Course. The top two finishing teams make the WIAA state meet, while the top five runners on nonqualifying teams also earn invites to state.

East boys soccer

The Red Raiders' boys soccer team went 1-1-1 in its final three games of the regular season to finish 9-8-3 overall.

Wauwatosa East opened its week with a 3-0 loss to Sussex Hamilton on Oct. 11 to finish 2-5 in the Greater Metro. After a scoreless first half, the Chargers scored in the 50th minute before breaking the game open with goals in the 80th minute and 84th minute.

Red Raider goalkeeper Sam Rutkiewicz received a red card early in the second half. Not only did he have to come off, but Wauwatosa East had to play a man down the rest of the way, and Rutkiewicz had to sit out for senior night against DeForest on Oct. 13.

"They get over the top, and Sam had to come off his line," Wauwatosa East coach Eric Dale said. "He ended up taking a guy out outside the box as the last man. When you lose your first string keeper with a red card, it kind of puts you in scramble mode. (Backup goalkeeper) Evan (Bertotto) did a really good job stepping in, but you still have to play the field shorthanded."

"That ended up with the result being a little lopsided. That game is what it is. We put it behind us as quickly as possible."

Bouncing back from the loss to Hamilton, Wauwatosa East pulled out a 4-2 win over DeForest.

Jimmy Mroz gave the Red Raiders a 1-0 lead on a goal off an assist from Owen Beaupre in the 35th minute. After DeForest equalized in the 51st minute, Josh Klein scored in the 58th minute to put Wauwatosa East back on top.

A goal by Sam Janisch off an assist from Klein made it 3-1 in the 65th minute, but the Norskies pulled to within 3-2 in the 85th minute. A minute later, Klein scored his second goal of the match on an assist from Joey Kortas.

The Red Raiders nearly held off Homestead on Oct. 15, but the Highlanders made it a 1-1 draw with a goal with six seconds remaining.

Beaupre found the back of the net in the 17th minute off an assist from Jalen Holley. Wauwatosa West held that lead until the final seconds when Jacob Kleiman equalized.

"We had plenty of chances to get it to 2-0," Dale said. "It feels like a loss. That's the hard part. It was a good goal, though. They outhustled us. We couldn't clear the ball. It leaves a sour taste in your mouth because Homestead is a really quality side."

Wauwatosa East received a seven seed in its regional and will host 10th-seeded Union Grove (11-7-3 overall) at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 20, at Whitman Field. If the Red Raiders advance, they would likely face second-seeded Pewaukee in a regional final Oct. 22.

"With their record, they might feel a little disrespected," Dale said of Union Grove. "We have to be cautious of that. That's a dangerous team with something to prove. We aren't going to overlook them. The boys aren't silly enough to do that. Hopefully if the seeds pan out, we have a very winnable game against Pewaukee.

"I don't think our team is afraid of anybody in the sectional this year. Top to bottom it is a very competitive one. At this point in the season, anything goes. We're staged to make a good run, I hope."

East girls swimming and dive

Ingrid Muelemans and Anne Marie Tuffnell each won two events, as the Wauwatosa East girls swimming and dive team took down West Allis, 118-67, in a Greater Metro Conference dual meet on Oct. 13.

Muelemans won the 200-yard freestyle in 2:14.56 and the 500 freestyle in 5:56.50, while Tuffnell was victorious in the 50 freestyle in 27.92 and the 100 freestyle in 1:00.46. Elizabeth Peura won the 100 backstroke in 1:11.05.

The Red Raiders swept the three relays, winning the 200 medley in 2:13.60 (Peura, Madeline Ladd, Anna Busalacchi, Amaya Ibanez-Baldor), the 200 freestyle in 1:53.94 (Tuffnell, Abby Gifford, Muelemans, Anna Martin) and the 400 freestyle in 4:18.59 (Peura, Busalacchi, Ladd and Ibanez-Baldor).

East girls volleyball

The Red Raiders' girls volleyball team closed out the Greater Metro Conference dual-meet season with a 3-0 loss to Sussex Hamilton on Oct. 11 before taking seventh place at the conference tournament held over the weekend.

The 18-25, 17-25, 17-25 loss to the Chargers left Wauwatosa East at 1-7 in conference dual meets.

Chloe Tome had 12 kills and 18 digs against Sussex Hamilton, while Tara O'Donnell and Hannah Wilhelm each had 14 assists.

Wauwatosa East held close with DSHA for two sets in the first round of the conference tournament on Oct. 13 but fell, 23-25, 24-26, 12-25, to the Dashers.

In the consolation bracket on Oct. 15, the Red Raiders lost, 3-2 (17-25, 26-24, 9-25, 25-21, 9-15), to West Allis Hale before sweeping West Allis Central, 25-19, 25-14, 25-13, in the seventh-place match.

The fifth seed in its sectional, Wauwatosa East will open the WIAA Division 1 playoffs against 12th-seeded Bradley Tech at home at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 20.

East football

Wauwatosa East's football team closed out its season with a 43-16 loss to West Allis Central on Oct. 14.

Lindemann finished 11 of 22 for 95 yards and carried the ball 10 times for 58 yards. King gained 46 yards on nine carries, while Kubicek had two catches for 50 yards.

Wauwatosa East finished 0-9 overall and 0-7 in the Greater Metro for the second consecutive year.

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