WIAA GIRLS STATE SOC­CER TOUR­NA­MENT PRE­VIEW

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel - - Sports - Mark Ste­wart

What: 36th-an­nual WIAA state girls soc­cer tour­na­ment. When: Thurs­day-Satur­day. Where: Uih­lein Soc­cer Park, Mil­wau­kee. Tick­ets: $8 per ses­sion. $1 for chil­dren 6 and un­der.

Broad­casts: All semi­fi­nals will be streamed live on WIAA.TV. A sub­scrip­tion is re­quired. The cham­pi­onship games will be aired live on FS Wis­con­sin or FS Wis­con­sin Plus. The Division 2 game will air on FS Wis­con­sin. The Division 1 and Division 4 games will come on FS Wis­con­sin Plus. The Division 3 fi­nal will air on FS Wis­con­sin, but it could start on FS Wis­con­sin Plus if the Mil­wau­kee Brew­ers’ pro­gram­ming runs long.

2017 cham­pi­ons: Division 1 – Brook­field Cen­tral; Division 2 – White­fish Bay; Division 3 – Catholic Me­mo­rial; Division 4 – Brook­field Academy.

SCHED­ULE

(Seed­ing listed be­fore each team) THURS­DAY Division 2 semi­fi­nals (1) Brook­field Cen­tral (16-1-1) vs. (4) River Falls (16-2-2), 11 a.m.

(2) New Ber­lin Eisen­hower (18-2-1) vs. (3) Ore­gon (11-3-6), 1:30 p.m.

Division 1 semi­fi­nals (1) She­boy­gan North (20-1-1) vs. (4) Muskego (13-3-2), 4;30 p.m.

(2) Bay Port (22-1) vs. (3) Ket­tle Mo­raine (10-2-5), 7 p.m.

FRI­DAY Division 4 semi­fi­nals (1) Cedar Grove-Bel­gium (15-1-1) vs. (4) Wis­con­sin Heights/Barn­eveld (12-4), 11 a.m.

(2) Eau Claire Regis/Chippewa Falls McDonell (15-3) vs. (3) Kenosha St. Joseph (15-5-1), 1:30 p.m.

Division 3 semi­fi­nals (1) Catholic Me­mo­rial (20-2-2) vs. (4) Rice Lake (9-9-3), 4:30 p.m.

(2) Green Bay Notre Dame (15-5-1) vs. (3) Belleville/New Glarus (18-0-1), 7 p.m. SATUR­DAY FI­NALS Division 2, 11:05 a.m. Division 1, 1:35 p.m. Division 4, 4:35 p.m. Division 3, 7:05 p.m.

THE FIELD

DIVISION 1

Bay Port: The Pi­rates were last year’s run­ner-up and fin­ished this sea­son ranked No. 1 in the Wis­con­sin Soc­cer Coaches As­so­ci­a­tion state poll. The team’s only loss came, 1-0, to She­boy­gan North.

Ket­tle Mo­raine: The Lasers fin­ished third in the Clas­sic 8 be­hind Catholic Me­mo­rial and Ar­row­head but fin­ished ranked fifth in Division 1. The top re­sults on their re­sume are ties to state qual­i­fiers Catholic Me­mo­rial, Brook­field Cen­tral and Wauke­sha West.

Muskego: The 10th-ranked War­riors fin­ished fourth in the Clas­sic 8. This is their fifth straight ap­pear­ance. They de­feated South­east Con­fer­ence cham­pion Kenosha Brad­ford, 3-0, in the sec­tional fi­nal.

She­boy­gan North: The Golden Raiders won the Fox River Clas­sic and fin­ished third in the state rank­ings be­hind Bay Port and Ar­row­head, which they beat in the sec­tional fi­nal in over­time. They won their sec­tional semi­fi­nal against Kim­berly on penalty kicks.

DIVISION 2

Brook­field Cen­tral: The only blem­ishes on sec­ond-ranked Cen­tral’s record is a 2-2 tie with Ket­tle Mo­raine May 12 and a 3-2 loss to top-ranked White­fish Bay on May 25 that it avenged in the sec­tional fi­nal. This is the Lancers 14th state ap­pear­ance but first in Division 2.

New Ber­lin Eisen­hower: The thir­dranked Lions de­feated South­ern Lakes cham­pion Union Grove in the sec­tional semi­fi­nal and elim­i­nated fourth-ranked Wauke­sha West, 3-1, in the sec­tional fi­nal to reach state for the first time since 2000. Their only losses came to D3 qual­i­fier Catholic Me­mo­rial, 2-0, and Wauwatosa West, 1-0.

Ore­gon: This will be the fourth straight ap­pear­ance for the 10th-ranked Pan­thers. They tied for the Badger South ti­tle with Madi­son Edge­wood.

River Falls: The Wild­cats made their only other state ap­pear­ance in 2011. They fin­ished sec­ond in the Big Rivers to Eau Claire Me­mo­rial, which handed the team its only losses. One of its ties came to Division 3 qual­i­fier Rice Lake. DIVISION 3

Catholic Me­mo­rial: The six-time de­fend­ing cham­pion last lost April 13 by a 5-0 mar­gin to Brook­field Cen­tral. The Cru­saders have a 19-match un­beaten streak. They needed a sec­ond-half goal to pull out a 1-0 win over fourth-ranked Grafton in the sec­tional fi­nal.

Green Bay Notre Dame: The Tri­tons re­turn to the Division 3 field af­ter reach­ing the sec­tional fi­nal in Division 2 last year. Their only in-state losses came to state qual­i­fiers Brook­field Cen­tral, 4-2, She­boy­gan North, 2-1, and Bay Port, 5-4.

Rice Lake: A qual­i­fier for the sec­ond straight year, the War­riors scored three straight one-goal vic­to­ries in the tour­na­ment. They fin­ished sixth in the Big Rivers.

Sugar River: The co-op that in­cludes Belleville and New Glarus won the Capi­tol Con­fer­ence. It fin­ished the year ranked eighth. In the sec­tional semi­fi­nal, the Raiders de­feated No. 5 Mount Horeb, 3-2, and in the sec­tional fi­nal beat No. 3 Madi­son Edge­wood, 1-0.

DIVISION 4 Cedar Grove-Bel­gium: The fourthranked Rock­ets fin­ished sec­ond in the Big East to Oost­burg and earned their first state berth by beat­ing fifth-ranked Win­nebago Lutheran, 4-1, in the sec­tional semi­fi­nal and top-ranked Oost­burg, 1-0, in the sec­tional fi­nal.

Eau Claire Regis/Chippewa Falls McDonell: This marks the first state ap­pear­ance for ei­ther school. The big win in its tour­na­ment run was a 1-0 vic­tory over third-ranked La Crosse Aquinas in the sec­tional fi­nal.

Kenosha St. Joseph: The Lancers fin­ished sec­ond in the Metro Clas­sic to sec­ond-ranked Racine St. Cather­ine’s. They lost, 5-1, April 25 to the An­gels but de­feated them, 3-2, in the sec­tional fi­nal to qual­ify for state for the first time.

Wis­con­sin Heights/Barn­eveld: The Van­guards fin­ished third in the Capi­tol South be­hind D3 qual­i­fier Sugar River and Lodi, an­other Division 3 school.

Ket­tle Mo­raine se­nior Tessa Lux (22) bat­tles Ger­man­town's Me­gan French dur­ing a game in March. SCOTT ASH / NOW NEWS GROUP

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