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Soccer Wraps Up Second Week of Season
Soccer vs Fort Atkinson

The Whitewater Boys’ Soccer team wrapped up their second week of soccer games with a win at home against Fort Atkinson on Thursday night. Last week we kicked the season off playing up two divisions against two Division 1 teams from the Janesville high schools. Our first game was against Janesville Craig. We knew going in that we were not quite at the fitness level that we needed and we were learning a new formation for the season. We saw some good play from our team and identified some fundamentals to work on improving. While it was close, Craig was the better team and beat us 2-0. Next up was Janesville Parker. We've had good success against Parker in the past few years and this year was no different. The final score was 7-0 with goals coming from Cody Gamble (2), Juan Cuellar (2), Cody Rupke, Ignacio Cuevas, and Rafa Cortez. This week we played Division 2 Waterford on Tuesday. While we felt like we were definitely playing better soccer than in week 1, and we made it to half time tied up at 1 each, Waterford managed a couple more goals in the end to beat us 3-1. Thursday, we put in our best overall team performance of the two weeks in a home game against Division 2 Fort Atkinson. Colin Chenoweth notched his first goal of the season to give us the lead at half-time. Fort Atkinson tied it up in the second half, but Juan Cuellar gave us the game winner. Sergio Zuniga in goal made a couple of exceptional saves to close the game out for us. Next week is a busy week for us as we head on the road against Cambridge-Deerfield and then back up that direction for a game against Lake Mills. We close out our early non-conference schedule with a tournament in Milton over the weekend. We are starting to see some solid play from the whole group on our varsity roster and are looking forward to the rest of the season. Photos courtesy of Bob and Peter Mischka.

   
Author: John Chenoweth   E-Mail: jcrandall@wwusd.org