The Brookfield East girls soccer team earned its first conference win with a 2-0 decision against visiting West Allis Hale on May 1.
The Huskies (1-3, 4-8-1) presented a good challenge for East as, unlike previous games, the Spartans created several good opportunities throughout the half.
Although they could not find the back of the net, East spread the field and kept the ball away from Hale, constantly putting pressure on the Huskies defense.
"I was happy with our play," East coach Matt Schroeder said. "Our mids and defenders showed poise in their ability to knock it around in back. Sarah Hepperla's play just keeps getting better. Jill Oliver had her best game, showing speed and an ability to get in behind defenders."
In the first minute of the second half, the Spartans got on the board when junior Haley Taylor found senior Gabby Radtke open in the box and she was able to get it past the Hale goalkeeper to make the score 1-0.
The score remained that way until the final minute of the game when freshman Kellie Goodman got the ball to senior Kristy Caliendo who was able to score to make the final score 2-0.
"Kellie is really starting to understand her role on top and it's showing," Schroeder said. "That was nice assist to Kristy."
The win however was tempered with the news that senior captain Aly Loepfe will miss the rest of the season with a knee injury.
Schroeder was understandably upset with the loss of his senior captain.
"Aly is highly underrated in the area as a player," he said. "She was our leading goal scorer this year (eight) from both the attacking midfield and central striker positions. She is a high-quality person, the highest, a captain who I know will continue to lead our team despite the injury. But boy a big, big loss for us on the field."
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