The Huskies finally opened the 2013 season with a pair of thrilling Greater Metro Conference contests.
They lost to Brookfield East 5-4 April 15 as a late rally fell short, then outslugged Wauwatosa East 18-15 one night later.
Against Brookfield, they fell behind 4-0 after three innings and trailed 5-1 heading into the bottom of the seventh before coming up with three runs.
Jessica Knurowski went 2-for-4 with a run batted in, while Sarah Mueller took the loss on the mound. She struck out four but was hurt by eight walks.
Mueller struck out 13 in the wild game against Tosa East. She was backed by plenty of offense, as Jenny Schmidt was 4-for-4 with two doubles and five RBIs and Rachel Seefeldt brought in four runs.
Hale tallied seven runs in the third and six in the sixth en route to the victory.
WHITNALL GIRLS SOCCER
Mary Gaggioli converted her own rebound for the only goal of the game as the Falcons shaded Greenfield, 1-0, April 16.
Gaggioli got open for a shot that bounced off the top of the post and went directly back to her. She then put it into the net in the 93rd minute.
"Mary has been our most consistent and impressive player so far," head coach Robert Antholine said.
Goalkeeper Colleen Barnstable made three saves.
The Falcons went on to lose to Shorewood, 8-0, April 18. The Greyhounds scored in the fourth minute and had six goals by halftime.
Whitnall then took over for Muskego as host of the Warrior Cup Tournament on Saturday, taking advantage of the field turf at Falcon Field.
The Falcons dropped their opener to eventual champion Green Bay Preble, 2-0, and the third-place game to Kenosha Indian Trail, 3-0.
They came into this week at 2-3-2 and 2-1 in the Woodland Conference.
HALE GIRLS SOCCER
The Huskies lost four games last week but were competitive in three of them.
They fell 3-1 to Waukesha North at Carroll University on April 18. With her team trailing 2-0 in the second half, Marissa Rechlicz scored to cut the deficit in half. North, though, scored again minutes later.
Saturday Hale played in the Sheboygan South Invitational, losing to Appleton West, 5-3, and Cedar Grove, 3-1.
Against West, the Huskies fell behind 3-0 before goals from Elizabeth Elliot and Delaney Mielke. West made it 4-2 before Ashley Weiss connected on a 30-yard shot to bring her team within 4-3.
Appleton then tallied a fifth goal to clinch the game.
Hale (0-5 coming into this week) played Cedar Grove without seven players, due to prior commitments. Rechlicz scored to make it 2-1 and the Huskies had several chances to tie it but could not convert.
Hale fell 9-0 to nationally-ranked Divine Savior Holy Angels on April 16.
GREENFIELD GIRLS SOCCER
The Hustlin' Hawks battled for 94 minutes before dropping a 1-0 decision to Whitnall on April 16.
"We played very well all over the field," head coach Rob Blake said, "but couldn't turn that into goals and winning. Going forward, there are a lot of positives to take from this game. Even the referee commented that we were good and have made massive improvement as a team. In the end, we were unfortunate not to win."
Greenfield slipped to 1-1 on the season.
HALE BOYS GOLF
The Huskies tallied 190 strokes for seventh place in the season's first Greater Metro Conference mini-meet April 15 at Blue Mound Country Club.
John Zilles carded a 44, Danny Lemanske 47, Derrick Oleson 49, Taylor Manz 50 and Arthur Arena 54.
"Our scores were higher than I expected," head coach Dan Mroczenski said, "but we have not been on the course much."
CENTRAL BOYS GOLF
The Bulldogs took eighth place with 209 shots in the first Greater Metro Conference mini-meet of the season at Blue Mound Country Club on April 15.
Dominic Craig and Dan Doyle each fired rounds of 49, while Eric Owens shot 55, Eric Ausbon 56 and Donavan Dykstra 61.
Head coach Jim Dunham said Doyle posted the most-improved score.
WHITNALL BOYS TENNIS
First singles player Andrew Dundas won all three of his matches but the Falcons still finished 0-3 at the Muskego Quadrangular on Saturday.
They lost duals to Muskego, Pius XI and champion Germantown.
WEST ALLIS TENNIS
Head coach Jesse Chen is anxious to see what will happen when his lineup is finally settled.
"If we can put together our regular lineup and be consistent, I think we can surprise some people," Chen said.
West Allis lost two duals at New Berlin West on Saturday, falling to the host school 6-1 and Martin Luther 6-1. The winner against West was the third doubles team of Ben Mui and Dustin Nguyen, while second singles player Jason Palesse won his match against Luther.
The team dropped a 7-0 dual to Wauwatosa East on April 16. Connor O'Leary played first singles and Travis Balcerzak and Pat Mroczkowski first doubles.
GREENFIELD BOYS TENNIS
Ethan Fogel won his first singles match 6-1, 6-4, but the Hustlin' Hawks dropped a 5-2 Woodland Conference dual to Brown Deer on April 16.
Greenfield also lost 7-0 to Pius XI on April 15.
CENTRAL GIRLS SOCCER
The Bulldogs fell 7-0 to Sussex Hamilton on April 16 in their first game of the season.
Goalkeeper Desiree Puschnig posted four saves for the Bulldogs, who had just two shots on goal.
The Bulldogs got off to a rough start, losing 22-0 to Divine Savior Holy Angels on April 16 and 31-3 to Brookfield Central on April 15.
Central had no hits against DSHA and managed three against the Lancers. The Bulldogs were hurt by four errors and 13 walks.
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