Brookfield East boys soccer team snaps Hilltoppers' winning streak
Spartans advance to second round against Lancers
Brookfield East's soccer team was up to the challenge Oct. 8 and handed top-ranked Marquette their first loss of the season and first loss in 59 in-state games with a 3-0 shutout victory.
Marquette was ranked nationally which makes this victory even sweeter for the Spartans and their fans. East finished it's regulation season with a overall record of 14-3-3 and a Greater Metro Conference record of 5-1-1 behind the Hilltoppers (6-1).
Top-seeded East beat eighth-seeded Union Grove, 10-0, on Tuesday and will play fourth-seeded Brookfield Central tonight at East at 7 p.m.. The Lancers beat Waukesha North, 4-1, Tuesday night.
The Spartans led, 6-0, at half, as Henry Raymonds scored on a assist from Ryan Dundun and later Raymonds passed to Michael Fuchs for a score.
In the 20th minute Peter Raymonds assisted Aidan Haupt on a goal and then Raymonds scored on his own at 26:47. Austin Toy scored an unassisted goal at 29:02 and Jacob Bartosiak closed out the half with a score at 39:56.
In the second half, Fuchs started off scoring at 48:56. At 51:44 Dundun had an unassisted goal and then Dundun assisted Peter Raymonds with a goal at 55:46. Otto Mattila assisted Mahmoud Alchamaa at 67:57 which brought the score to 10-0 and the game to an early end.
Knowles shines in win
After a scoreless first half, the first score came at 45:34 when Peter Raymonds dribbled around a defender and passed to senior Michael Lesar who shot it into the right side of the goal.
About 10 minutes later, James Knowles took the ball up the center of the field and drilled it past the keeper who was coming out to defend against the shot.
At 63:49 a Marquette forward went cleats up into keeper Drew Johnson causing Johnson to briefly leave the game.
In the 73rd minute, Johnson sent a long pass to Knowles who moved it past the keeper who was again coming out to defend against the shot.
In the second half, Johnson had five saves and Hauer had one. Key defensive plays were had by seniors Tommy Baxa, Ryan Dundun, David Loffredo, who had a save when Johnson was away from the goal entirely, and juniors Winston Markusse and Mick Kemnitz.
"All along I had the feeling we could do it," a happy coach Herbie Dundun said. "We cleaned up our mess. We played with good effort. They came through. It was a team win, everyone contributed."
East closed out it's regulation season with a 2-0 victory over Waukesha West.
The first score of the game came at 34:47 when Lesar passed to junior Austin Toy who scored the ball from the right side of the field into the back of the right side of the net.
In the second half, Peter Raymonds passed to his twin brother, Henry, who scored at 63:24 from the left side of the field into the left side of the net.
Johnson had one save in the second half. Baxa had an important defensive play.
"It was a tough game for us to play especially after the high of playing an "A" game against Marquette," coach Dundun said. "I was worried that the hangover of the win would carry over to this game. I was glad to see the team win with a team effort."
— Mary Baxa
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