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The Trojans' boys volleyball team opened Woodland play with wins over Greendale and Pius XI.

Wauwatosa West cruised to a 25-10, 25-10, 25-18 sweep of Greendale on Sept. 12. Alou Dillon had eight kills and four blocks in the match, while Nick Price had four aces and six digs and Danny Kuehn 36 assists.

The Trojans then took down Pius, 25-23, 25-18, 25-19, on Sept. 14. John Frank had 11 kills against the Popes. Danny Belknapp had 34 assists and Tyrone Powell blocked five shots.

Wauwatosa West was scheduled to play West Allis Hale on Sept. 19 and New Berlin United on Sept. 21 before facing crosstown rival Wauwatosa East on Sept. 22.

West boys soccer

Wauwatosa West's boys soccer team split a pair of Woodland Conference matches last week, falling 2-1 to Shorewood on Sept. 12 and beating Pius XI, 6-1, on Sept. 14.

The Greyhounds jumped out to a 2-0 early lead on the Trojans with goals in the ninth and 11th minutes. Wauwatosa West pulled to within 2-1 on a goal from Jorge Davila that was assisted by Kamrin Mills-Pegues in the 28th minute, but the Trojans could not equalize.

"We gave up two early goals in the first 10 minutes before we settled down and controlled the game," Wauwatosa West coach Ryan Bailey said. "We could not finish enough to get an important conference victory."

Will Jushka scored three times in the Trojans' win over the Popes.

David Engelking, Noah Katula and Mills-Pegues also had goals, while Engelking, Phil Fobair, Elmir Karabegovic and Will Piontek had assists.

"It is important to feel what it is like to win again and to see the ball hit the back of the net," Bailey said.

Wauwatosa West entered the week at 4-4-2 overall and 1-1-1 in the Woodland.

West girls swimming and diving

The Trojans' girls swimming and diving team took down New Berlin West, 104-79, in a Woodland Conference dual meet on Sept. 14.

Wauwatosa West won eight of the 12 events, including Julia Larson winning the 100 butterfly with teammate Sarah Schuster taking second.

"Overall, the girls swam well and did what they needed to do for the big win," Wauwatosa West coach Heidi Hegwood said. "Although we didn’t have as many best times as the last dual, the girls really had fun and swam hard."

The Trojans took fifth at the 12-team Port Washington Invitational on Sept. 17.

Larson took second in the 200 and 100 freestyle; Bridget Thuli came in sixth in the 200 IM and the 100 breaststroke; and Jess Wilson took second in the 100 backstroke and fifth in the 50 freestyle.

West girls tennis

Wauwatosa West's girls tennis team dropped a pair of conference dual meets last week before bouncing back to take second at the Wisconsin Rapids Invitational.

The Trojans swept the doubles matches but lost all four singles flights in a 4-3 loss to Greendale on Sept. 13. Three of Wauwatosa West's four losses went to a third set.

Da Douangvilay and Meghan Schmidt won 6-0, 6-1 at No. 1 doubles; Adie Davies and Caroline Rachow won 7-5, 6-2 at No. 2 doubles; and Caitlin Nelson and Faith Baltz won at No. 3 doubles.

"We had opportunities to win matches, and we didn't," Wauwatosa West coach Kosta Zervas said. "Greendale is a team we probably should have beaten and didn't. That's a tough way to lose, especially at home."

Wauwatosa West fell, 5-2, to New Berlin Eisenhower on Sept. 15, as the Lions swept the singles flights and earned a win at No. 2 doubles. The Trojans received a 6-3, 6-3 victory from Alyssa Piek and Connie Terlizzi at No. 1 doubles and a 1-6, 6-2, 7-6 (2) win from Rachow and Davies at No. 3 doubles.

"We played a lot better," Zervas said. "I thought our doubles teams played well. I thought we played a better match. We just lost to a better team."

The Trojans wrapped up last week by taking second at the eight-team Wisconsin Rapids Invitational on Sept. 17.

"It is a fun tournament for us to go to for team-building," Zervas said. "I thought we played really well. Our doubles swept the field and took first place in all three spots."

West cross-country

Wauwatosa West's boys cross-country team took seventh at the Marquette Invitational at Washington Park on Sept. 17.

Sophomore Michael Detlaff was the top finisher for the Trojans, taking 33rd place in 18:45. Junior Ngaru Nen came in 39th in 19:07, senior Gabe Fisch placed 46th in 19:34, junior Jeremiah Cash was 47th in 20:10 and sophomore Ethan Krouse took 49th in 20:28.

The Trojans' girls team took fourth in the junior varsity race with sophomore Chloe Beaudoin winning with a time of 21:31.

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