The Union Grove High School girls soccer team didn’t have a good day Saturday.
The Broncos were late arriving to their nonconference match at Wauwatosa East, lost one of their top players to an injury early in the match, and lost to East 3-0 for their first loss of the season.
“Leading up to the match, we had a perfect storm of events,” Union Grove coach Sean Jung said. “First I learned our starting center midfielder Megan Barber would be out, then we had some transportation confusion that caused our bus to arrive an hour late.”
Barber suffered a leg injury in the Broncos’ 2-0 victory Thursday over Westosha Central.
Adding insult to injury, the Broncos (9-0-1) lost starting forward Natalie Oatsvall to injury early in the match against the Red Raiders (8-3-2), ranked third in Division 2 in the Wisconsin Soccer Coaches Association state poll.
East took advantage, with Elizabeth Bueckers scoring goals in the sixth and 11th minutes. After Bueckers scored again in the 31st minute,
Union Grove, which is unranked in Division 2 despite its record, settled down and had some chances, Jung said. Among those with chances were Alexa Panyk, who Jung said was taken down in the box, but no penalty was called, and freshman Adrianna Rodriguez, who hit the post from close range in the second half.
Goalkeeper Mia Guyton made seven saves.
“It seems contradictory to say, but this loss was exactly what the doctor ordered,” Jung said. “Now the girls know they can go toe-to-toe with the state’s top teams.
“Once we’re healthy, we know we can beat anyone.”
ST. CATHERINE’S 10, RACINE LUTHERAN 0: The Angels, ranked No. 1 in Division 4 in the Wisconsin Soccer Coaches Association poll, scored all of their goals in the first half and beat the Crusaders in a Metro Classic Conference match at Pershing Park.
The match ended after the first half on the mercy rule.
Molly O’Regan led the offensive outburst for St. Catherine’s (10-2-1, 2-0 MCC) with three goals and four assists. Erin Kutsch also had a hat trick and Molly O’Brien had two goals and an assist against Lutheran (2-8-1, 0-6 MCC).
BURLINGTON 7, JEFFERSON 1: A five-run fifth inning propelled the Demons to a nonconference victory at UW-Whitewater over Jefferson, ranked fourth in Division 2 in the Wisconsin Baseball Coaches Association poll state poll.
Grant Tully’s bases-loaded triple was the highlight of the fifth inning for Burlington (10-6). Trent Turzenski went 2 for 2 with an RBI and Trey Krause and Dalton Damon each had an RBI for Burlington.
Derek Koenen pitched the first three innings with four strikeouts to get the victory.
INDIAN TRAIL 3, CASE 2, 10 INNINGS: The hard-luck season for the Eagles continued Thursday after they lost in the bottom of the 10th inning in a Southeast Conference game at Kenosha.
Case (2-11, 2-8 SEC) led 2-0 going into the bottom of the seventh inning, but the Hawks tied the game on two sacrifice flies after loading the bases on a single and two bunt singles. In the bottom of the 10th, a bad-hop double, passed ball and wild pitch allowed the winning run to score.
Seth Sanchez went 3 for 5 and Daniel Hernandez went 3 for 3 for the Eagles, who were error-free for the first time this season, coach James Ricchio said.