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West boys soccer

With two of its three matches coming against state-ranked teams, Wauwatosa West's boys soccer team went 1-1-1 last week.

The Trojans opened the week by playing to a 0-0 draw with New Berlin Eisenhower, which was ranked No. 2 in the state in Division 2, on Sept. 26.

"We played well against a strong opponent," Wauwatosa West coach Ryan Bailey said. "Our work rate and organization looked better than it had in a couple of weeks. The final third held us back as we could not execute and find a way to put a ball in the net."

Wauwatosa West took down New Berlin West, 2-0, on Sept. 28 to move to 4-1-2 in the Woodland.

Jorge Davila put the Trojans in front in with a goal in the 35th minute, while Will Jushka scored in the 75th minute. Phil Fobair and Parker Summers had assists against the Vikings.

"We handled a team that was aggressive and athletic," Bailey said. "We were able to spread them out and find spaces to be dangerous."

The Trojans fell, 5-0, to Brookfield Central in a nonconference match on Sept. 29.

Ranked No. 5 in Division 1, the Lancers jumped ahead, 1-0, in the 11th minute. Brookfield Central added goals in the 50th and 52nd minutes to pull away.

"This was not a five-goal difference," Bailey said. "They kept playing on a spinning ball, which we thought would go out, and took the lead. Almost immediately, we had a great chance to level on a set piece, but they cleared it off of the line.

"In the second half, we changed formations and became dangerous. Unfortunately, we had horrible turnovers, and being the good team they are, they punished us immediately and put the game out of reach."

West girls cross-country

Wauwatosa West's girls cross-country team took fourth place out of seven teams at the Purgold Invitational hosted by Cudahy and St. Francis on Oct. 1 at Sheridan Park.

Sophomore Chole Beaudoin paced the Trojans with a ninth-place finish in 20:42.43.

Sophomore Emma Gabriel took 28th in 22:36.52, junior Eliza Soczka came in 30th in 22:46.08, junior Toriah Haanstad was 34th in 23:35.69, senior Lauren Casper grabbed 37th in 23:42.29 and freshman Isabel Strand placed 38th in 23:45.74.

West boys cross-country

The Trojans' boys cross-country team took eighth at the Purgold Invitational.

Sophomore Mike Detlaff led the Trojans by finishing 36th in 18:05.55.

Freshman Adam Justin took 49th in 18:30.65, freshman Collin Jacobi was 54th in 18:37.71, junior Ngaru Nen claimed 55th in 18:43.11 and senior Gabe Fisch rounded out the scoring lineup by placing 60th in 18:50.36.

West girls volleyball

Wauwatosa West's girls volleyball team bounced back from its loss to Wauwatosa East on Sept. 22 with a 3-0 sweep of Greenfield in a Woodland crossover match on Sept. 27.

The Trojans cruised to set wins of 25-16, 25-19 and 25-19 to improve to 22-7 overall.

"I was really happy with the way we came back from a disappointing loss last week," Wauwatosa West coach Kelly Dwyer said. "We learned, corrected and moved on, which is just what good teams should be able to do. So far, we are 2-0 in the crossovers with one more to play. Our goal coming into crossovers was to go 3-0, which is opposite of what we did last year when we went 0-3."

Clare Honan had 14 kills, 18 digs and two blocks to lead the Trojans. Emily Wagy had nine kills and two aces, Kelly Rampolla had 35 assists and Ericha Stuberg added 17 digs.

"Kelly Rampolla did a great job running a 5-1 offensive, and she was also smart about where to set the ball and when to dump," Dwyer said. "Except for maybe one game in the past two weeks, our defense has been great, and against Greenfield, they played well again."

West boys volleyball

The Trojans' boys volleyball team improved to 5-2 overall and 3-1 in the Woodland with a 3-0 sweep of Shorewood on Sept. 28.

Wauwatosa West wasn't threatened by the Greyhounds, as the Trojans won, 25-9, 25-13, 25-18.

"The guys played well and picked up where we left off against Wauwatosa East (on Sept. 22)," Wauwatosa West coach Kyle Sikora said.

Danny Belknapp had 33 assists and three aces for Wauwatosa West. John Frank had 11 kills, Tyrone Powell blocked five shots and Nick Price had 11 digs.

"Danny Belknapp distributed the ball nice and got all our hitters involved early in the match," Sikora said. "John Frank and Nick Price put on another defensive clinc, making a number of key digs during the match.

"Middle hitter Tyrone Powell lead the defensive attack at the net. Tyrone also put some hard-hit balls away throughout the night and is really developing his game nicely. Zach Schumacher, Ronnie Haynes and Alou Dillion are three hard-hitters on the team and continue to raise their game and are large contributors to our success."

West girls swimming and diving

Wauwatosa West's girls swimming team came away with a 96.5-73.5 victory over Greendale in a Woodland Conference dual meet on Sept. 28.

The Trojans won seven of the 11 events held, with Julia Larson and Bridget Thuli winning multiple races.

Larson took first in the 200-yard freestyle in 2:02.24 and the 100 freestyle in 55.81. Thuli won the 200 IM in 2:35.42 and the 100 breaststroke in 1:18.37.

Also winning for Wauwatosa West were Megan Krummel (500 freestyle in 5:50.92) and Jess Wilson (100 backstroke in 1:05.75). The relay team of Krummel, Bella Palazzari, Emma Schmidt and Larson won the 400 freestyle in 4:10.61.

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