Taucheck battles for possession

Luther Prep senior forward/midfielder Megan Taucheck fights for possession with Whitewater senior Crystal Chan during the second half of a nonconference game on Thursday at LPS. The Phoenix won 7-0 and Taucheck scored twice and had an assist.

WALWORTH — Aaron Heine scored two goals and Brayan Loyo added a goal in Jefferson’s 3-0 victory over Big Foot in a regional final on Thursday.

Heine broke a scoreless tie with a goal off an assist from Raul Perez at the 53-minute mark. Loyo converted a penalty kick at 81 minutes and Heine added a late goal with two minutes left in regulation off Byran Loyo’s assist.

Dylan Schroedl made four saves for the Eagles (5-4-1), who take on Lomira in a sectional semifinal at Fort Atkinson High School on Saturday.

“We had a perfect game tonight against Big Foot,” Jefferson boys soccer coach Samuel El-Beri said. “We held possession throughout the game. Big Foot ran out of options because my boys kept the pressure all game. We scored first on a perfect header flick by Aaron that found the back the net.

“On the second goal, Aaron was making a move in box when he got taken out, so Bryan made the penalty kick. I was very proud of the team the way they responded. That win means a lot for Jefferson’s soccer program. We never won a regional final ever, so this game was very important to our soccer team.”

JEFFERSON 3, BIG FOOT 0

Jefferson 0 3 — 3

Big Foot 0 0 — 0

J — Heine (Perez) 53:00

J — Bra. Loyo 81:00

J — Heine (Bry. Loyo) 88:00

Saves — J (Schroedl 4), BF (Laing 6)

Fort Atkinson 7, Whitewater 1

The Whippets just nearly escaped Edgerton on Tuesday.

Thursday wasn’t so close.

After a overtime win Tuesday, Whitewater’s season came to an end against Fort Atkinson in a WIAA regional final boys soccer game at Fort Atkinson.

With the win, the Blackhawks advance to play rival Jefferson on Saturday.

Lake Mills 3, Lakeside 1

LAKE MILLS — Junior forward Ava Stelter scored twice and senior Julianna Wagner added a goal as the Lake Mills girls soccer team beat host Lakeside Lutheran in a Capitol Conference match on Thursday.

The Warriors jumped ahead in the eighth minute on a goal from Olivia Ibeling, assisted by Averi Wolfgram. Stelter had the equalizer 15 minutes later, scoring on an assist from Wagner.

Early in the second half, Stelter, who has three goals in two games, put Lake Mills (1-0-1 overall and in conference) ahead for good score also assisted by Wagner. Wagner added an insurance goal on an assist from Brooke Fair in the 75th minute and L-Cat keeper Ryleigh Kulow stopped 10 shots.

“First and foremost give Lakeside Lutheran players and coaching staff a lot of credit because that is an extremely improved squad,” Lake Mills girls soccer coach Jeff Hegstrom said. “It was a battle all night and I was so proud of the way we handled the adversity going down 1-0 early again.

“We didn’t quit, we didn’t fold, we tightened our play up in the back and really started to find some great combinations that led to impressive goals. That win was a direct reflection of our high work rate, and we are looking to improve even more for the next match.”

Lakeside (0-1-1 overall and in conference) held a 10-9 advantage in shots on goal and Lillian Runke made six saves.

“We scored early against Lake Mills tonight, and were overall able to hold our own,” Lakeside Lutheran girls soccer coach Hannah Uher said. “Lake Mills is a very talented team, and we think our girls put up a great fight. Overall, we felt we put up a strong attack.”

LAKE MILLS 3, LAKESIDE LUTHERAN 1

Lake Mills 1 2 — 3

Lakeside Lutheran 1 0 — 1

First half — LL: Ibeling (Wolfram), 8:00; LM: Stelter (Wagner), 23:00.

Second half — LM: Stelter (Wagner), 45:00; Wagner (Fair), 75:00.

Saves: LM (Kulow) 10; LL (Runke) 6.

Luther Prep 7, Whitewater 0

Sophomore forward/midfielder Katie Schoeneck netted a hat trick and the Luther Prep girls soccer team sailed by Whitewater 7-0 in a nonconference game at LPS on Thursday.

The Phoenix (1-0-1) led 5-0 after halftime and senior forward/midfielder Megan Taucheck added a pair of goals.

Junior midfielder/defender Rachel Schoeneck scored in the fourth minute on an assist by Taucheck. Katie Schoeneck scored the team’s next two goals and each were assisted by senior midfielder Maddie Bourman. Taucheck and senior midfielder/defender Grace Kieselhorst added goals to push the margin to five after 26 minutes.

Phoenix sophomore goalie Reba Schroeder stopped four shots.

LUTHER PREP 7, WHITEWATER 0

Whitewater 0 0 — 0

Luther Prep 5 2 — 7

First half — R. Schoeneck (Taucheck), 3:29; K. Schoeneck (Bourman), 7:24; K. Schoeneck (Bourman), 15:16; Taucheck, 20:40; G. Kieselhorst, 25:32.

Second half — K. Schoeneck (Zimpelmann), 56:48; Taucheck, 62:31.

Saves: W (Linos) 8; LP (Schroeder) 4.

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