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After going 1-1 in Woodland Conference play to start the week, Wauwatosa West's girls volleyball team took second at the Shorewood Invitational last weekend.

The Trojans fell 3-1 at Greendale on Sept. 6 before bouncing back with a 3-1 win over Pius XI on Sept. 8.

After dropping the first set, 25-19, to Greendale, Wauwatosa West evened the match with a 25-19 win in the second set. However, the Panthers won 25-21 in the third and 25-22 in the fourth to claim the match.

Junior Emily Wagy led the Trojans in kills with 10. Seniors Clare Honan and Mia Zovic each blocked five shots; junior Ericha Stuberg had 14 digs; and junior Kelly Rampolla had 11 assists.

"We played a good game against a good team," Trojans coach Kelly Dwyer said. "We battled, and our defense played really well. I think we could have been a little more aggressive on offense. We got a little tip happy at times and became predictable. We were in every game but just couldn't finish them out."

Wauwatosa West cruised to a 2-0 lead over Pius with set wins of 25-16 and 25-11 but couldn't close the Popes out in three sets. Pius won the third set 25-20 before the Trojans sealed the win with a 25-18 victory in the fourth.

Honan had 20 kills and six blocks against the Popes. Junior Margaret Radske served six aces, Stuberg had 15 digs and junior Emma Elliott had 22 assists.

"We got the win, but I felt it wasn't a great game for us," Dwyer said. "We were flat and sloppy with our play. I think we might have had a little hangover from the tough loss to Greendale two days before. I'm glad we got through it, and I think the girls understood that they were not on their 'A' game."

At the Shorewood Invite on Sept. 10, the Trojans beat New Berlin West (2-0) and Shorewood (2-0) in pool play and Waukesha South (2-0) and Whitefish Bay (2-0) in crossover pool play. Wauwatosa West took down Shorewood (2-0) again before dropping the championship match to Lake Country Lutheran, 16-25, 17-25.

"The Shorewood tournament was probably our most consistent play in a tournament all year," Dwyer said. "I was really happy with what we did."

West boys soccer

Aaron Flierl scored in the 71st minute to help Wauwatosa West to a 1-1 draw with Pewaukee in its Woodland Conference opener on Sept. 8.

The Pirates took a 1-0 lead in the 16th minute and held that advantage until Flierl found the back of the net off an assist from Philip Fobair. Collin Sieglaff made eight saves for the Trojans.

West girls swimming and diving

Wauwatosa West fell 95-75 to Greenfield/Pius XI on Sept. 8 in its first Woodland Conference dual meet of the season.

The Trojans won three of the 12 events, with Jess Wilson winning the 200-yard freestyle (2:09.95), Julia Larson winning the 500 freestyle (5:32.13) and the relay team of Wilson, Bridget Thuli, Bella Palazzari, and Megan Krummel taking first in the 200 freestyle relay (1:51.66).

Taking second for Wauwatosa West were Larson in the 200 IM (2:25.89); Ashley Salamone in the 50 freestyle (29.02) and 100 freestyle (1:05.62); Thuli in the 100 butterfly (1:11.31); Wilson in the 100 breaststroke (1:20.66); and the team of Krummel, Thuli, Larson and Emma Schmidt in the 400 freestyle relay (4:09.30).

Wauwatosa West took seventh in the 12-team South Milwaukee Rocket Relays on Sept. 10.

The Trojans took fourth in the 800 freestyle (Krummel, Larson, Bri Stevens, Palazzari), 400 IM (Thuli, Emma Karras, Krummel, Larson) and the 300 backstroke (Maria Van Zeeland, Jade Grippe, Schmidt, Larson).

West girls tennis

Wauwatosa West was handed its first conference dual-meet loss of the season by Pewaukee on Sept. 8, as the Pirates came away with a 6-1 win over the Trojans.

Adie Davies and Caroline Rachow gave the Trojans their only win against Pewaukee, earning a 6-7 (4), 6-2, 6-2 victory at No. 2 doubles. Wauwatosa West dropped the first set, won the second set and dropped the third set in all seven matches.

"I knew it was going to be a close match going in," Wauwatosa West coach Kosta Zervas said. "We played them earlier in the year in a tournament. I thought we could win.

"Going in, I felt good about it. We didn't play well in the first sets. It was a good match. We are going to get better and hopefully will avenge some of those losses at the conference tournament."

Wauwatosa West's match with Wauwatosa East was rained out Sept. 7. The two schools will meet Sept. 19 at Hart Park.

West boys volleyball

Wauwatosa West began its week with a 3-0 loss (16-25, 16-25, 23-25) to Brookfield East on Sept. 7.

At the New Berlin United Invitational on Sept. 10, the Trojans went 0-6 in sets in pool play against Germantown, Appleton West and Kettle Moraine before falling 2-0 (25-18, 25-11) to New Berlin in the quarterfinals of the consolation bracket.

West cross-country

Wauwatosa West's boys cross-country team placed second and the girls team took sixth in the junior varsity races at the South Milwaukee Rocket Invitational on Sept. 10.

Junior Logan Steinike took second in the JV boys race with a time of 18:14.39. Sophomore Mike Detlaff came in fourth in 18:19.07, junior Ngaru Nen was 14th at 18:48.80, senior Gabe Fisch took 20th at 18:59.54 and junior Josh Cash placed 31st in 19:34.84.

Freshman Isabel Strand led the girls team with a 10th-place finish in the JV race in 23:21.79. Senior Lauren Casper placed 19th in 23:53.58, junior Toriah Haanstad came in 27th in 24:09.68, junior Sophia Ruggeri was 35th in 24:26.43 and sophomore Moira Brown was 89th in 26:15.99.

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