Wauwatosa West's girls tennis team dropped just one set in a 7-0 win over South Milwaukee in a Woodland Conference crossover match on Sept. 21.
Connie Terlizzi won 6-0, 6-2 at No. 1 singles, and Maria Poehls claimed a 6-1, 6-0 victory at No. 2 singles. Alyssa Piek and Amy Carlson won 6-0, 6-0 matches at No. 3 and No. 4 singles.
Meghan Schmidt and Da Douangvilay pulled out a 6-1, 1-6, 11-9 win at No. 1 doubles. Adie Davies and Caroline Rachow won 6-1, 6-0 at No. 2 doubles, and Faith Baltz and Caitlin Nelson earned a 6-0, 6-2 victory at No. 3 doubles.
"We played well," Wauwatosa West coach Kosta Zervas said. "I thought the girls came prepared and ready to play. It is hard to gauge how well you played when the other team is struggling. We didn't struggle with any matches.
"We had a tight match at one doubles that shouldn't have been as tight as it was, but kudos to them, they did a nice job in that match. All the pressure was on us in that match. To be able to pull it out was a good win."
Wauwatosa West had its annual match with Wauwatosa East rained out for the second time this season on Sept. 19.
The Trojans were scheduled to compete at the Woodland Conference tournament on Sept. 27 and 28. Wauwatosa West begins postseason play by hosting a subsectional Sept. 30.
West girls volleyball
The Trojans' girls volleyball team opened Woodland Conference crossover play on Sept. 20 with a 25-16, 27-25, 25-12 sweep of Whitnall.
"We played a solid game," Wauwatosa West coach Kelly Dwyer said. "Our defense was really good. We were on our toes and moving well to the ball. Our defense has really been improving through out the year. We are really starting to read the hitter well and anticipate the play."
Wauwatosa West was anxious to start crossover play on the right foot after going 0-3 against the Woodland East last season.
"We didn't want that to happen again this year," Dwyer said. "It was nice to get that first crossover win under our belt."
A loss to Wauwatosa East on Sept. 22 left the Trojans at 21-7 overall entering this week.
West boys volleyball
The Wauwatosa West boys volleyball team was unable to take down conference favorite New Berlin United on Sept. 21, as the Trojans fell in four sets.
Wauwatosa West came away with a 25-18 win in the first set, but United pulled out a 28-26 victory in the second set to prevent the Trojans from taking a commanding lead. United grabbed another close set, 25-23, in the third and closed the match with a 25-22 win in the fourth.
Senior Alou Dillon led Wauwatosa West in kills with 12. Junior setter Danny Belknapp had 41 assists, and senior John Frank had 11 digs.
West girls swimming and diving
Wauwatosa West swam to a fourth-place finish at the Woodland Conference Relays on Sept. 21 at Greenfield High School.
Greenfield/Pius XI won the meet with 308 team points, followed by New Berlin Eisenhower (302), Whitnall (264) and Wauwatosa West (254).
The Trojans won the 400-yard freestyle relay in 4:00.93 with the team of junior Megan Krummel, freshman Bridget Thuli, junior Emma Schmidt and sophomore Julia Larson.
Wauwatosa West took third place in the 400 medley (Thuli, Bella Palazzari, Jade Grippe, Jess Wilson), the 300 backstroke (Grippe, Wilson, Schmidt, Larson), the 300 breaststroke (Emily Steybe, Krummel, Lauren Fassbender, Thuli) and the 100 freestyle (Ashley Salomone, Fassbender, Emma Karras, Sarah Schuster).
West girls cross-country
Wauwatosa West's girls cross-country team took 14th place out of 15 teams at the Pete Nielsen Laser Relays hosted by Kettle Moraine High School at Nagawaukee Park in Delafield on Sept. 24.
Sophomore Chole Beaudoin paced the Trojans, as she took 21st in 21:04. Sophomore Emma Gabriel came in 74th in 23:28.41, junior Eliza Soczka was 75th in 23:28.46, freshman Isabel Strand took 92nd in 24:09, junior Toriah Haanstad was 93rd in 24:12 and senior Lauren Casper placed 96th in 24:24.
West boys cross-country
The Trojans' boys cross-country team took 16th place out of 18 teams at the Laser Relays.
Sophomore Mike Detlaff led Wauwatosa West by placing 42nd in 18:37. Freshman Collin Jacobi took 55th in 18:54, junior Ngaru Nen came in 72nd in 19:09, junior Jerimiah Cash was 83rd in 19:22 and freshman Adam Justin took 98th in 19:41.
Junior Sterling Heit (19:42), sophomore Ethan Krouse (19:48) and junior Chris Jackson (21:36) also ran for Wauwatosa West.