Even the rain was unable to extinguish the red-hot St. Catherine’s High School girls soccer team Wednesday.
In a match cut short because of inclement weather, the Angels beat Milwaukee Saint Thomas More 3-0 at SCORe in Caledonia to stay undefeated in the Metro Classic Conference.
“Our girls were really ready to play,” said St. Catherine’s coach Ben Lake, whose team is ranked No. 1 among Division 4 teams in the Wisconsin Soccer Coaches Association state poll. “This puts us in the driver’s seat for where we’re at in the conference.”
Sophomore Sofi Wentorf recorded her sixth shutout of the year, making two saves.
Molly O’Regan scored twice on assists from Sadie Gilbert and Anna Mae Dixon, and O’Regan also assisted on Gilbert’s goal midway through the first half.
Rain began to fall near the end of the 45-minute first half, and lightning and thunder began soon after. After a 40-minute delay, the match was halted for good.
St. Catherine’s (10-2-1, 5-0-1 MCC) is scheduled for an MCC match Saturday against Racine Lutheran at Pershing Park.
PRAIRIE 6, CATHOLIC CENTRAL 0: Kate McPhee scored four goals, including a hat trick in the first 15 minutes, in the Hawks’ Metro Classic Conference victory at Prairie.
Libby Antonneau scored back-to-back goals in the 51st and 52nd minutes, the first on an assist from McPhee, and Emma Fleming contributed four assists for Prairie (6-5-1, 2-0-1 MCC), ranked fourth in Division 4 in the Wisconsin Soccer Coaches Association state poll.
“This was the best game we’ve played all year starting from the back,” Prairie coach Corey Oakland said.
Quinn Shannon had three saves for the shutout.
CATHOLIC CENTRAL 3, DOMINICAN 1: Tuesday at Burlington, Emma Klein scored the deciding goal and had two assists in the Lady Toppers’ Metro Classic Conference victory.
Mia Sassano, assisted by Klein, had the first goal for Catholic Central, then Klein scored off of an assist from Sammie Seib. Klein assisted her sister, Elizabeth, on the final goal.
WATERFORD 4, BURLINGTON 3: In the completion of a Southern Lakes Conference dual meet at Waterford that was suspended by rain on May 3, the Wolverines bested the Demons thanks to two doubles victories.
Michael Bose and Isaiah Bergstedt of Waterford beat Leo Puntillo and Tommy Martin 6-4, 7-6 (6) at No. 2 doubles, and the DeGreef brothers, Jack and Drew, beat Ryley Willkomm and Calvin Kienast 4-6, 6-3, 6-1 at No. 3 doubles.
Jake Ludwig of Burlington is 12-4 at No. 1 singles with a 6-1, 6-1 victory over Sam Fay at No. 1 singles.
“He’s setting himself up for a state run,” Burlington coach Ken Savaglia said of Ludwig. “He’s one of the top two or three guys here in the conference and in southeast Wisconsin.”
Also for Burlington (4-9, 3-4 SLC), Andrew Zeman and Malik Tiedt beat Connor Lewis and Ryan Dalton 6-2, 6-1 at No. 1 doubles, and Pablo Colorado Garcia battled for a 6-3, 5-7, 3-6 victory over Ethan Brannen at No. 3 singles.
For Waterford (4-7, 4-3 SLC), Josh Fay beat Quinn Adamek 6-2, 6-1 at No. 2 singles and Jason Splitgerber beat Max Meier 6-3, 6-3 at No. 4 singles.
DOMINICAN 6, ST. CATHERINE’S 0: The Angels weren’t able to get on the scoreboard in a Metro Classic Conference loss at Whitefish Bay.
The game ended during the fourth inning because of rain. St. Catherine’s (1-16, 1-8 MCC), playing the only team it has beaten this season, had five hit, but couldn’t string anything together.
“They played well, but just didn’t score,” Angels coach Keith Ruelle said.
Ashley Lawler and Abby Reinhold had two singles each for St. Catherine’s. Summer DeGuire recorded five strikeouts.
Track and field
ST. CATHERINE’S: The Angels boys won four events, including two wins by Da’Shaun Brown, and finished fourth at the Lake Forest Academy Invitational at Lake Forest, Ill.
Brown won the 100 meters in 11.24 seconds, just 0.04 seconds ahead of runner-up and teammate Evan Schuster. Brown also won the long jump by more than a foot with a leap of 19-7½.
Schuster won the 200 meters in 22.57, nearly two seconds faster than the runner-up.
Guy Van Dis won the shot put with a throw of 42-11¾ and was third in the discus (124-6), while teammate Timothy Carthron had a personal-best throw of 128-3½ in the discus to take second and was and was third in the shot put (40-3¼).
The St. Catherine’s girls had three runner-up finishes and finished fifth.
Tiana Marshall had a strong day, taking second in the 100 meters (13.07) and anchoring the second-place 4x400 relay (5:21.50) that also included Erin McCauley, Natalia Reyes and Jaidah Blunt. Blunt added a second-place in the long jump with a personal-best leap of 14-7½.
Taking third were the 4x100 relay of Blunt, Janai Hargrove, Natalia Reyes and McCauley (1:00.05), and Olivia Rincon in the 1,600 (6:38.20).
RICHMOND-ERICKSON INVITATIONAL: The Waterford girls continued their spectacular season Tuesday, winning six events and finishing third or better in 14 events overall to win the Richmond-Erickson Invitational at Hart Park in Wauwatosa.
The Waterford boys had a solid meet as well, winning three events and going second or third in four others to tie for fourth with 89 points.
Haleigh Reindl led the way again with two victories, winning the 400 meters in 58.39 and the 600 meters in 1:34.22, to lead the Wolverines, who totaled 130.5 points.
Emma Karpinski and Jayda Obluck each won three medals. Karpinski won the 200 meters in a personal-best 26.94 seconds, took third in the 100 meters (13.26) and anchored the third-place 4x100 relay (50.96). Obluck won the 1,000 meters in 3:11.41, was second in the 800 (2:28.84) and anchored the third-place 4x400 relay (4:12.96).
Other Wolverines winners were Olivia Busch in the triple jump (33-¾) and the 4x800 relay of Katelyn Puetz, Kelsey Radobicky, Ryann Mullins and Shaelyn Mullins (10:22.96). Radobicky was second in the 1,600 (5:39.26).
The Union Grove girls, who finished eighth with 44 points, were led by Katie Fruth, who won the shot put with a personal-best throw of 37-2¼, and Hannah Bounds, who was second in the high jump in a personal-best 5-3. Abby Martin had the best running finish, taking third in the 1,600 (5:46.89).
For the boys, Sean Pritchard pulled of a tough double, winning the 600 meters in 1:23.18 and the 800 meters in 1:59.79, both in personal-best times. Josh Butscher won the 1,000 meters in 2:41.73, followed closely by teammate Jack Duerst (second, 2:43.82), personal bests for both runners.
The Union Grove boys were 10th with 25 points, led by Andrew Tompkins, who had a personal-best toss of 46-4½ to take third in the shot put.