With a pair of state-ranked opponents looming in a three-game week, Brookfield East's girls soccer team faced a significant challenge to stay unbeaten on the season.
The Spartans passed the test, going 1-0-1 to improve to 4-0-3. Brookfield East collected a 4-2 victory over Brookfield Academy on April 18, earned a 4-1 win over Hartford and played Eau Claire Memorial to a 3-3 draw at the Arrowhead Quad on April 21 and 22.
Aubrey Prey scored two goals and had two assists to lead the Spartans past Brookfield Academy, which entered ranked No. 4 in Division 4.
Olivia Banks gave the Spartans a 1-0 lead off an assist from Prey in the seventh minute. Prey then found the back of the net herself for a goal assisted by Elizabeth Gardner in the 39th minute.
Prey scored her second goal from Banks in the 46th minute to make it 3-0. Anika Washburn cut it to 3-1 for Brookfield Academy in the 64th minute, but Christina Brankle answered with a goal in the 69th minute off an assist from Prey.
Abby Schlosser pulled the Blue Knights to within 4-2 in the 70th minute, but the Spartans hung on for the victory.
Banks scored two early goals to lift the Spartans past Hartford to open the Arrowhead Quad on April 21.
The sophomore tallied scores in the third and 19th minutes to put Brookfield East in front, 2-0, at halftime. Prey added a goal from Emma DeValkenaere in the 54th minute. After Hartford pulled to within 3-1 in the 57th minute, DeValkenaere gave the Spartans back a three-goal lead by scoring in the 60th minute.
The Spartans grabbed a quick two-goal lead against Eau Claire Memorial, as Prey scored off an assist from Chaise Pucek in the eighth minute, and Rachel Surges added a goal from DeValkenaere in the 12th minute.
Eau Claire Memorial, ranked No. 5 in Division 1, came out of halftime strong and scored three goals in the first 24 minutes to lead, 3-2, in the 69th minute.
Brookfield East tied the match in the 85th minute when Madison Sirny scored from Prey.
Mia Galang made nine saves in goal against Brookfield Academy, six stops against Hartford and four saves against Eau Claire Memorial.