Saturday's Wisconsin Amateur Cup semifinals were drastically different matches.
North Shore United held off host United Serbians 2-1 at Serb Hall in Milwaukee to earn their spot in next weekend's final, while Bavarian SC scored seven goals in the opening half hour and went on to a 14-0 demolition of Milwaukee's Simbas SC later that evening at Heartland Value Fund Stadium in Glendale.
The Bavarians will play host to the final at noon Saturday, with the club's inaugural Premier League of America match against Cedar Rapids Rampage United to follow on the same field at 5 p.m. The state Amateur Cup champion earns a berth in the USASA Region II Amateur Cup, which is June 10 to 12 in Saginaw, Mich.
Kyle Crain (Cedarburg) and Tyler Hawley (Cedarburg) scored for North Shore United in their narrow victory at St. Sava, while goalkeeper Mike Nowak (Milwaukee Pius) turned in a stellar performance to preserve the slim lead for the Cedarburg club.
Dan Holowaty led the offensive onslaught for the Bavarians, scoring four goals in a 15-minute span in the first half. Dogara Zomani also had a hat trick, Andre Francois (Brookfield East/UW-Milwaukee) added three assists and Dorian O'Lochlayne (Milwaukee Marquette/UW-Milwaukee) pitched in with a goal and two assists.
The Bavarians (7-1-1 overall) have won both of their matches this spring after winning their final five Wisconsin Soccer League games last fall, a run that included a 4-1 victory over North Shore United (4-5-0) in October.