The Brookfield Academy kickers dropped a 1-0 decision to Lake Country Lutheran but bounced back to beat Living Word Lutheran, 4-0, on May 2.
BA's defense recorded another shutout and the offense was firmly in control the entire game in the win over Living Word. Sophomore Grace Beagle scored the opening goal on a great feed by Liz Collins which gave BA a lead that they would never look back on. Eimile Pesch then scored three goals - one just before halftime and two more in the second half to seal the conference victory.
"The girls have been playing with confidence lately and will finally get some rest after playing 12 games in 20 days," Blue Knights coach Al Lovejoy said.
In the loss to Lake Country Lutheran to open the week, BA was unable to finish their opportunities. The Blue Knights had more chances, outshot, out-possessed and had the ball in its attacking half more.
"Collins played very well and set up many of those opportunities," Lovejoy said. But the finishing was not there on Monday. The defensive team of Jenny Giera, Ally Anderson, Issy Ricci and Claire Lo has been outstanding as of late and has been playing against some of the best attackers in Division 3."
Brookfield Academy went 2-0 this week, forcing a run rule against Messmer in six innings and defeating Milwaukee Lutheran, 5-1.
Nate Stolte was the starting pitcher against Messmer and pitched for four innings, giving up three earned runs. That did not shake his focus at the plate, however, as he hit his first career varsity home run.
Al Dentice, who is returning from surgery, relieved Stolte after four innings, his first appearance in nearly two years, and he could not wait to get back on the mound.
"It's the most excited and zoned in I've been in a long time," Dentice said.
All of his focus paid off, as he struck out the first four batters he faced, pitched for two innings and did not give up any runs.
The Blue Knights took an early lead against Milwaukee Lutheran when Zack Kolasinski and Jake Kolasinski hit back-to-back doubles with two outs in the first inning. Ace pitcher Tyler Frohwirth pitched well and only allowed one run.
This week, the Blue Knights will play a doubleheader against Heritage Christian on Saturday.
- Jake Kolasinski , student reporter
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