Brookfield Central girls soccer
An already loaded Brookfield Central girls soccer team became even more dangerous last week with the return of first-team All State forward Emma Staszkiewicz from a torn anterior cruciate ligament suffered in last year's sectional semifinal.
Staszkiewicz didn't wait long to make an impact, scoring the Lancers final goal in a 4-0 nonconference victory over state-ranked Pewaukee on April 21.
Top-ranked Brookfield Central quickly took the lead on a goal by Brandi Thomsen in the fourth minute. In the 10th minute, Caroline Busch scored off an assist from Sarah Knopp. The Lancers held the 2-0 lead deep into the second half before Knopp made it 3-0 in the 83rd minute, and Staszkiewicz scored in the 88th minute.
Sarah Pasternak has yet to allow a goal this season for Brookfield Central. The Lancers improved to 4-1-0 with the win over the Pirates, who entered ranked No. 10 in Division 2.
After traveling to the West Allis Sports Complex to face West Allis Central in a Greater Metro match at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 25, Brookfield Central was set to play at Kettle Moraine, ranked No. 9 in Division 1, at 7 p.m. Friday, April 28.
Brookfield East softball
After falling 16-0 to Menomonee Falls on April 18, Brookfield East's softball team bounced back to earn its first victory of the season with a 14-13 comeback win over Racine Park on April 19.
The Spartans fell behind, 8-0, after two innings and then surrendered an eight-run fourth against Menomonee Falls.
Brookfield East was shut down by Indians hurler Ciera Jones, who tossed a two-hit shutout. Maddie Krogwold had both hits for the Spartans.
Park scored seven runs in the top of the first and led, 8-2, before Brookfield East scored four times in the bottom of the second on a two-run single by Hannah Maney and a two-run triple by Riley Hughes to pull to within 8-6.
After Park went up, 12-5, with a four-run third, the Spartans scored seven unanswered runs over the next three innings to tie the game. The Panthers tallied a run in the top of the seventh to go up 13-12, but Brookfield East tied the game with two outs in the bottom of the inning when Hughes scampered home on a wild pitch.
Isabella Moss led off the eighth with a walk, moved to second on a passed ball, to third on a wild pitch and then scored the winning run on another wild pitch.
Hughes finished 4-for-5 with a double, triple and three RBIs. Emily Gaskell and Maney each were 2-for-4 with 3 RBIs, and Moss and Julia Vitale both went 2 for 3.
Brookfield Central boys golf
By coming on strong on the second day of the tournament, Brookfield Central's boys golf team took sixth place out of 28 teams at the 36-hole Sheboygan North Invitational.
The Lancers fired a 348 on April 19 at the Irish Course at Whistling Straits before tying for the lowest round April 20 at the Meadow Valley Course at Blackwolf Run with a 320.
Jack Anderson tied for fourth among individuals with a 157 (78-79). Zack Mindel (88-80) and Brandon Talaska (89-79) each carded 168, and Jack Sonsalla (93-91) and Dean Yun both finished at 184.
Brookfield Central sat in ninth place after the first day of the tournament but climbed up the standings by tying Homestead for the low score of 320 over the final round.
Brookfield East girls track and field
With 99 points, Brookfield East girls track and field came in fourth at the Lady Spartan Invitational it hosted April 19.
The Spartans finished just behind third-place Nicolet at 99.333 points, with Arrowhead winning the meet at 127.333 points and Brookfield Central taking second at 108.333 points.
Eleni Tongas won the high jump title, clearing 5 feet, 2 inches. She also was second in the 100 hurdles in 16.07 seconds. Lizzy Cagle took first in the discus with a throw of 110 feet, 8.5 inches and came in third in the shot put at 37-00.
Brookfield East won the 4x100 relay with Emma Tabor, Isabella Rosa, Rachael Behling and Emily Breider finishing in 51.19 seconds.
Gina Behling placed third in the 1,600 in 5 minutes, 31.05 seconds, Isabel Szablewski was third in the 3,200 in 12:39.06 and sixth in the 1,600 in 5:42.68, Riley Kindt was third in the 100 hurdles in 16.91 seconds, Katie Work came in third in the discus with a throw of 106-07 and Natalie Rouse was fourth in the shot put at 36-02.
Sophie Tasker came in sixth in the 800 in 2:38.99, Abigail Werry was sixth in the 300 hurdles in 55.10, Rose Dundun cleared 8-06 to come in seventh in the pole vault and Lexi Penney was eighth in the pole vault at 7-06.
Brookfield East boys golf
Brookfield East's boys golf team opened its season by taking 18th place at the two-day, 28-team Sheboygan North Invitational.
The Spartans shot a 374 on April 19 at the Irish Course at Whistling Straits and a 363 on April 20 at the Meadow Valley Course at Blackwolf Run.
Jude Shafer was Brookfield East's top individual finisher with a 173 (84-89). Zach Walsh carded a 181 (92-89), Grady Gibson finished at 182 (90-92), Will Zimmerman shot a 201 (108-93) and Ryan Reilly ended with a 217 (108-109).
Brookfield East boys tennis
Brookfield East’s boys tennis team dropped a pair of dual meets at the Brookfield East Invitational held April 21-22.
The Spartans dropped 6-1 decisions to Eau Claire Memorial and Arrowhead.
Colin Knutson was Brookfield East’s lone winner against Eau Claire Memorial, claiming a 6-2, 7-5 victory. Andrew Knutson picked up the win against Arrowhead with a 6-2, 6-2 decision.