The Lancers went 5-0 last week to start the season with a 6-0 record, as they improved their Greater Metro Conference record to 3-0.
They began the week with an 8-6 win over Marquette on May 27 at home.
The Hilltoppers broke a 1-1 tie with a four-run fourth but Central countered with five runs in the bottom of the inning for a 6-5 lead. MUHS scored in the fifth, but the Lancers scored twice in the sixth on a hit by Aaron Hammond for an 8-6 win.
Jonathan Keane worked three solid innings (one earned run) and had a double and a single and drove in a run.
Luke Sommerfeld tossed a four-hit complete game, walking three and fanning nine in a 5-3 win over Hamilton on May 29 at Sussex. Sommerfeld had a homer and two RBIs and Matt Liewen had two of Central's seven hits. Central added two runs in the four on an RBI double by Riley Richarz and an RBI single by Matt Ausloos for a 5-0 lead.
Ausloos tossed his second no-hitter in a year, blanking Wauwatosa East, 14-0, on May 30 at Breitlow Field. He walked only one batter and fanned 12 for the win.
Central was up 4-0 through four innings, but scored four in the fifth and six in the sixth to put the game away.
Richarz scored three times, doubled and singled twice, Andrew Schneider singled and doubled and drove in a run and Sommerfeld singled, doubled, scored twice and drove in a run. Ausloos and Keane each scored twice, had a hit and drove in two runs.
The Lancers then beat two Waukesha teams — West and Catholic Memorial — by a combined 31-1 score — on May 31 at home.
Elijah Goodman was a perfect 8-for-8 with a home run and nine RBIs.
In the five-inning first game against West, Central won, 17-1, banging out 20 hits. Leading the way were Goodman (4-for-4, four RBIs), Sommerfeld (3-for-3, three RBIs), Richarz (3-for-4, three runs), Josh Peltier (2-for-4) and Keane (2-for-3, five runs).
Hammond looked impressive in his first start of the year, showing great command in going the distance, striking out four with only one walk in getting the complete game win.
Goodman (4-for-4, a home run, two runs) led a 12-hit attack over Catholic Memorial in a 14-0 shutout. Richarz singled, doubled, scored twice and drove in two. Zach Schmidt pitched five innings, allowing four hits, two walks and striking out three.
EAST GIRLS SOCCER
The Brookfield East girls soccer team tied state-ranked Divine Savior Holy Angels (13-5-2), 2-2, in double overtime on May 28 and then defeated Cedarburg, 1-0, on May 31, both home games.
Annika Martensson got the Dashers on the board first when she scored at the 2 minute, 38 second mark on a corner kick. Hannah Perlewitz assisted on the play.
East countered less than a minute later, when Ari Banks scored off a pass from Abby Gregg at the 3:22 mark. Gregg slotted it across the box, and Banks buried it.
Four minutes into the second half East took the lead, when Gregg scored off a pass from Aubrey Prey at the 44:17 mark for a 2-1 lead.
But then Kristin Bronikowski set up Martensson for her second goal at the 58:32 mark to tie the game at 2-2 and end the night's scoring.
"It was a good game, probably our best yet," East coach Matt Schroeder said. "We are definitely a different, better team than the one that started the season. In our last seven games (4-1-2), we have beaten Pius, Tremper, Hale and Madison Memorial, tied Kettle Moraine and DSHA, and lost to Tosa East.
"DS is a great defensive team; I don't think they've allowed many goals this season, so it was good for our girls to score twice."
Schroeder had plenty of praise to pass around.
"Ari Banks played phenomenal soccer," he said. "Rachel Novak's play in the goal continues to inspire all of us. Cami Cross' play in the midfield was feisty. Allie Chang and Kellie Goodman won a lot of 50/50 balls, and provided good, physical play in the back.
"Obviously, Abby's ability to impact the game is evident through her goal and her assist. Alyssa Carter was a solid, defensive presence in the midfield.
"We are headed in the right direction."
The Dashers lead the GMC with a 6-0-1 record, good for 13 points. The Spartans are fifth (6 points) with a 2-2-2 record.
East closed out the week with a 1-0 win over Cedarburg (11-6-1) on May 31 at home.
Banks scored in the 72nd minute off a pass from Makenna Fielder for the game's only goal.
The fifth-seeded Spartans (8-5-3) open the postseason at fourth-seeded Wauwatosa East (7-5-3) at 7 p.m. Thursday, June 5. The Red Raiders beat the Spartans, 2-0, on May 20 at Whitman Field.
Brookfield East had two games last week and lost them both, losing 11-2 to Oak Creek and 16-0 to Marquette, both Greater Metro Conference games.
Against Oak Creek, Brad Carstens pitched 5.1 innings, walking six and fanning four, while Joe Smith worked the final 1.2 innings and fanned one. They scattered 14 hits between the two of them.
It was a scoreless game for three innings before the Knights scored two runs in the fourth and fifth innings for a 4-0 advantage. But Oak Creek exploded for seven runs in the sixth inning, and East added two in the bottom of the frame.
On May 30 at the MATC South Campus, Marquette shut out the Spartans. Dustin Brah,Nick Davies and Quinn Hyndiuk pitched for the Spartans.
"In the Oak Creek game our guys showed a lot of heart," coach Nicholas Wycklendt said. "They battled. However, our inexperience caught up with us and we began to make mistakes. We also left some runners in scoring position. The Marquette game was not a good showing at all."
CENTRAL GIRLS SOCCER
Brookfield Central clobbered West Allis Central, 10-0, on May 27 at Floyd Wright Middle School to end the Greater Metro Conference season.
Casey Benkowski, Emily Cape, Caroline Busch and Lydia Rohde each had two goals, while Bella Turelli and Katelyn Robinson scored one each.
Naomi Dawood and Katelyn Robinson each handed out two assists, while Morgan Swan and Turelli each had one.
The Lancers finished the GMC season with a 4-2-1 record, third place with nine points. Divine Savior Holy Angels (6-0-1, 13 points) and Menomonee Falls (6-1, 12) finished first and second.
The Lancers open the postseason at 7 p.m. Thursday, June 5, at home against Sussex Hamilton (7-10-2). Central beat the Chargers, 3-0, on April 8 at home.
The Lancers ended the regular season with two non-conference road wins against Wauwatosa West, 2-0, on May 30 and Arrowhead, 2-1, on May 31.
Josie Nordling and Megan Weiss scored against Tosa West, with Dawood assisting on the second goal.
Turelli and Rohde scored against the Warhawks.
— Compiled by Tom "Sky" Skibosh
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