The Wauwatosa East/West co-op finished fourth at the Nicolet regional on May 24 at Brown Deer Golf Course and qualified for the Brookfield Central sectional at Wanaki on May 31.
Nicolet shot a 325 to take first at their own regional, followed by Brookfield Central (328), Brookfield East (330) and Tosa (340), who finished 28 strokes before fifth-place West Allis Hale.
'Certainly not our best but good enough to advance,' Tosa coach John Ravenola said. 'We will need to play much better at Wanaki if we are to have any chance to qualify for state as a team. We can't make the same mental mistakes we made today and expect to be in the mix. The competition is more seasoned that we are, but I've seen us play when everyone is focused. If we can duplicate that level of concentration, we can play at the level it takes to advance. If not, the season ends on May 31.'
Sophomore Adam Garskitied with two golfers for medalist honors with a 75. He was followed by junior Will Jushka(12th, 86), sophomore Noah Katula(13th, 87), junior Owen Knezel(20th, 92) and freshman Noah Monty(tied for 22nd, 94).
The Red Raiders began the week by losing a 5-4 thriller to West Bend East on May 23 at Breitlow Field.
Tosa East led 4-0 by scoring three runs in the third inning and a run in the fourth, but the Suns scored four runs in the seventh to tie it and one in the eight to win it.
Jeff Masonpitched well, going six innings and allowing five hits, two runs, two earned runs, a walk and eight strikeouts. Aaron Plaistedgot the loss, working two innings and allowing three hits, three runs, two earned runs, two walks and a strikeout.
East outhit West Bend East, 11-8, as Sean Dennywent 4-for-4 with a run scored, a double and an RBI. Plaisted and Spencer Michaeliseach had two hits, and Plaisted drove in a run.
The Red Raiders dropped a 3-1 decision at Oak Creek on May 24, as they only managed four hits off two Knights pitchers and didn't score until the seventh inning. Oak Creek scored single runs in the first, third and sixth innings.
Denny had two hits and an RBI; Mason had a double; Michaelis had a single; and Blake Kratzerscored the only run.
Tosa East went to Brookfield Central and tied the Lancers, 3-3, on May 27, as the game was suspended after the eighth inning because of darkness. The game will be continued at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 14, at Breitlow Field.
Tosa West defeated the Indians, 4-1, at Mukwonago on May 24 to begin the week.
Will Jushkahad a dominating performance in scattering three hits over seven innings and striking out seven to get the complete-game win.
Offensively, the Trojans were led by JJ Morgan,who had a two-run double, while Jacob Greenbergand Jake Bropheyeach collected two hits and Brophey scored twice.
Morgan went 2-for-3, sparking the Trojans to a 7-3 victory over Cudahy on May 26 at Sheridan Park. Morgan had singles in the third and fifth innings and scored twice.
Greenberg got the win for the Trojans, allowing one run over three innings. Greenberg struck out five, walked six and gave up a hit.
'Jake really battled through some control problems, showing his mental toughness to help protect the Trojan lead,' coach Jason Borski said.
Ryan Greenerput away the final 12 outs to record the four-inning save.
'Ryan came in and threw strikes, letting his defense work for him,' Borski said.
Cudahy jumped out to an early 1-0 lead in the bottom of the first.
The Trojans fought right back, as Brophey and Myles Fishboth scored in the second inning on a two-run error.
West pushed one run across in each the third, fifth and sixth. In the third, the Trojans scored on a groundout by Sam Bauer, bringing home Morgan.
Two runs in the bottom of the fifth helped Cudahy close its deficit to 4-3. Greener got Brandon Ray to fly out to Greenberg, who collected an outfield assist by catching Rusty Murphy trying to score on the play to end the threat and the game.
'It was another great team win with contributions from multiple players,' Borski said.
Morgan, Fish and Jake Hronekeach had two hits. Bauer and Jason Tendlercollected their first varsity hits.
In their final regular-season game, Tosa West dropped a 12-11 decision to Pius XI on May 23 at home despite outhitting the Popes, 14-9.
Pius led 8-2 when West scored five runs in the third to cut the lead to 8-7. Pius scored three runs in the fourth to take an 11-7 lead, but West added two to make it 11-9. The Popes made it 12-9 in the fifth, but West scored twice to cut it to 12-11. No one scored the last two innings.
Lucy Janiszewskihad three hits, a run and two RBIs; Melissa Biefeldhad two hits and two runs scored; McKenzie Brophyhad a hit, a run and three RBIs; Olivia Greenerhad a single, double, a run scored and an RBI; and Hannah Breewas 2-for-2.
Adie Daviesdeserved better as she pitched seven innings and allowed nine hits, two walks and two strikeouts. She allowed 12 runs, but only two were earned.
The Trojans then saw their season come to an end in the first round, losing, 12-0, at Arrowhead as the Warhawks scored all 12 runs in the third inning.
They finished 6-21 with a 4-12 record in the Woodland West Division.
Waukesha West's Jacky Holloway dominated Tosa East with a five-inning, one-hit performance in the 10-0 opening-round game of the WIAA regionals, ending the Red Raiders' season.
Holloway struck out seven and allowed only a single by Kenzie Millerin the fifth inning. Cora Bilitzpitched four innings, allowing 10 hits and five walks. She also had five strikeouts.
The Raiders finished the season 8-16 overall and 3-11 in the Greater Metro Conference.
After taking a week off, coach Ryan Bailey's Wauwatosa West girls soccer team will open the WIAA postseason tournament 7 p.m. Thursday, June 2.
The Trojans finished the regular season with an 11-3-3 overall record and winners of the Woodland Conference (9-0-1).
But Tosa West is the No. 6 seed and has a tough opening game against No. 3 seed Brookfield East at East. The Spartans finished the year with an 8-5-4 overall record, and they were the third-place team (4-2-1) in the Greater Metro Conference behind the state's two best teams — Brookfield Central and Divine Savior Holy Angels.
If the Trojans win on Thursday, they face No. 2 Whitefish Bay or No. 7 Pius XI on Saturday.
Emily O'Connellhas 10 goals, and Gaby Zabalahas eight goals and seven assists to lead the Trojans.
— Compiled by Tom 'Sky' Skibosh