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Prep girls notes: Rhinelander snaps Ashland's long home unbeaten run

04/29/2016, 12:15am CDT
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For the first time in at least nine seasons, the Ashland prep girls soccer team lost on its home turf.

Sophomore Alayna Franson scored in the 71st minute, junior Sydney Zettler added an insurance goal in the 87th and senior Brianna DeNamur made five saves for the clean sheet as Rhinelander beat the host Oredockers 2-0 in a Great Northern Conference match on April 21, Ashland's first home loss since at least 2008.

According to the archives maintained by our partners at the Wisconsin Sports Network, the Oredockers had been 49-0-1 on their home field since 2010. Their only loss in 2009 came in the WIAA Division 2 state semifinals, meaning the last time Ashland could have lost on its home field was nine seasons ago.

The Oredockers' lone draw at home since 2010 came on June 12, 2014, against Rice Lake, a 1-1 tie in a Division 3 sectional semifinal – Ashland advanced 3-0 on penalty kicks that day.

  • Waunakee opened its Northern Badger Conference schedule with wins over DeForest (3-0) and Sauk Prairie (4-1) last week, extending its unbeaten streak in league play to 65 games (64-0-1). Waunakee is 75-1-1 all-time in Northern Badger play since the league was formed in 2002 – its only loss was 1-0 to Reedsburg on May 20, 2003, and the tie was a 1-1 draw against Mount Horeb on May 5, 2015.
  • Reigning Division 1 state champion Schofield D.C. Everest routed host Marshfield 7-0 in a Wisconsin Valley Conference match Thursday to push its unbeaten streak to 31 (29-0-2) since a 2-1 setback against Milwaukee DSHA on April 24, 2015.
  • Two defending state champions, Oregon (Division 2) and Waukesha Catholic Memorial (Division 3), square off at 5 p.m. Friday in a first-round match of the 22nd annual Laura Moynihan Tournament at Uihlein Soccer Park in Milwaukee. The Panthers are ranked second in the Wisconsin Soccer Coaches Association Division 2 state poll, while the host Crusaders top the Division 3 rankings. The nightcap features the next two teams in the Division 3 poll, as Green Bay Notre Dame faces Grafton. The eight-team field also includes Brookfield Academy, the state's top-ranked Division 4 team, along with Fond du Lac, Kenosha Tremper and Wisconsin Rapids Assumption. Championship and consolation semifinals are Saturday, followed by placement matches – the final is set for 2 p.m. at Kohler Engines Stadium. Laura Moynihan Tournament bracket
  • Meanwhile, seven state sides will be in Burlington, Iowa, this weekend for the 10th annual adidas Tournament of Champions. Milwaukee DSHA (Border Battle) and Whitefish Bay (adidas Bracket) opened play at the 49-team event Thursday; the Dashers are making their ninth consecutive appearance at the TOC, while the Blue Dukes – ranked fifth in Division 2 – are in the tournament for the seventh time. Waunakee, which is in another Border Battle division, and Middleton (Great River Medical Bracket) each are making their eighth straight trip and Sussex Hamilton (Heartland Lodge Bracket) is in the event for the third straight year. Brookfield East (Great River Medical), ranked second in Division 3, and Cedarburg (Top Drawer Soccer Bracket) are making their TOC debuts. Tournament of Champions website
  • Brookfield Central edged up two spots to No. 31 in this week's Top Drawer Soccer Fab 50 and remained second in the website's Great Lakes Region rankings and first in its state rankings, once again ahead of DSHA and Waukesha West.
  • Here's a look at this week's WSCA state rankings, the fourth of the season. Waukesha West leads the panel's overall rankings, followed by Brookfield Central, D.C. Everest, Eau Claire Memorial and Arrowhead.


Rank Team Record Pvs
1 Brookfield Central 4-0-0 1
2 Schofield D.C. Everest 6-0-2 2
3 Eau Claire Memorial 7-0-0 4
4 Hartland Arrowhead 3-0-3 3
5 Muskego 4-1-2 HM

Honorable mention: Appleton North (3-0-0), Kettle Moraine (3-3-1), Neenah (5-1-0), Kimberly (6-2-0), Milwaukee DSHA (4-3-0).


Rank Team Record Pvs
1 Waukesha West 6-0-1 1
2 Oregon 5-1-1 3
3 Brookfield East 4-1-1 4
4 Wauwatosa West 6-1-1 5
5 Whitefish Bay 3-1-1 HM

Honorable mention: Wauwatosa East (5-4-0), Pewaukee (5-3-0), Cedarburg (2-1-2), Glendale Nicolet (8-1-0), Waunakee (4-3-0), New Berlin West (7-1-0), Milton (6-1-0).


Rank Team Record Pvs
1 Waukesha Catholic Memorial 5-0-2 1
2 Green Bay Notre Dame 5-0-1 2
3 Grafton 2-1-0 5
4 Appleton Xavier 3-2-0 4
5 Mount Horeb 6-2-2 3

Honorable mention: Mosinee (4-1-0), Ashland (7-3-0), Lodi (6-3-0), Sugar River (8-2-1), Madison Edgewood (4-2-3), Rhinelander* (5-1-1).
* - actually in Division 2


Rank Team Record Pvs
1 Brookfield Academy 8-1-0 1
2 Racine Prairie School 4-2-0 2
3 La Crosse Aquinas 6-0-0 3
4 Ozaukee 5-1-0 5
5 Lake Country Lutheran-University Lake School 3-1-1 HM

Honorable mention: Oostburg (4-0-3), Racine St. Catherine's (4-2-0), Kenosha St. Joseph (5-2-1).

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