Wauwatosa West's boys soccer team earned a pair of Woodland Conference wins last week before splitting its two games at the Slinger Triangular over the weekend.
In a rain-shortened game on Sept. 19, the Trojans pulled out a 1-0 win over South Milwaukee on a goal by senior Will Jushka off an assist from senior Elmir Karabegovic in the 16th minute.
The game was called at halftime due to inclement weather.
"We knew it could be a short game due to weather," Wauwatosa West coach Ryan Bailey said. "We came out early and established ourselves for the full 45 minutes."
Six different Trojans scored in a 7-0 rout of Cudahy/St. Francis on Sept. 21.
Junior Noah Katula gave Wauwatosa West the lead in the 17th minute, while goals by senior Hudson Schram (40th minute) and senior Kamrin Mills-Pegues (44th minute) put the Trojans up 3-0 at halftime.
Wauwatosa West scored four times in the second half, starting with consecutive goals by junior Monroe Phillips in the 48th and 62nd minutes. Freshman Tyler Piek added a goal in the 66th, and senior Collin Sieglaff capped the scoring in the 88th.
Sophomore Tyler Hipke, Phillips, junior Phil Fobair, Sieglaff, Katula and freshman David Engelking all had assists.
At the Slinger Triangular on Sept. 24, Wauwatosa West picked up a 3-0 win over Milwaukee Audubon but lost 1-0 to host Slinger.
The Trojans led 1-0 at halftime against Audubon before putting the game away in the second half. Junior Will Piontek, Karabegovic and Katula had goals on assists from senior Cole Seabrook, Fobair and Hipke.
"There were more chances we created that were not finished, but it's always good to win and showcase the depth of the team while doing it," Bailey said.
Wauwatosa West was unable to get on the board against the Owls, as Slinger's lone tally held up.
The Trojans entered the week at 7-5-2 overall and 3-1-0 in the Woodland. Wauwatosa West was scheduled to face Division 2 No. 2-ranked New Berlin Eisenhower on Sept. 26 before hosting Division 1 No. 5-ranked Brookfield Central on Sept. 29.
"We need to be more consistent moving forward in order to find our form," Bailey said.