MENOMONIE — The Chi-Hi boys soccer team is playing its best soccer of the season at the right time.
The Cardinals defeated Menomonie 8-0 on Thursday afternoon to close the Big Rivers Conference season, extending their unbeaten streak to seven games.
Jared Ewings scored three goals and Tyler Cohoon added a pair in the win for the Cardinals (9-9-3, 6-5-1 BRC). Matt Zawacki, Riley Weyandt and Mitch Olson each scored as well for Chi-Hi. Cohoon added two assists and Nevada Sweitzer and Joe Beaudette each helped out on with an assist.
“Our defense was good tonight,” Chi-Hi coach Ben Goeman said.
The Cardinals are a No. 4 seed in the WIAA Division 1 playoffs, hosting D.C. Everest on Tuesday at 7 p.m. at Dorais Field.
McDonell/Eau Claire Regis 1, Stevens Point Pacelli 1
At Casper Park, McDonell/Regis played to a tie with the Cardinals in their regular-season finale.
Adam Erickson scored the goal for McDonell/Regis (14-4-5, 8-1-3 Mid-State Conference) on an assist by Michael Hoffmann.
McDonell/Regis is a No. 2 seed in the Division 4 postseason and begins play by hosting Washburn at 4 p.m. on Tuesday at Casper Park.
Chi-Hi’s Andress, Govin fall at sectionals
At Schofield, Chi-Hi’s Hannah Andress went 0-1 and Katie Govin was 1-1 at a WIAA Division 1 sectional hosted at D.C. Everest.
Andress, a junior competing at No. 1 singles, was defeated in the opening round by Stevens Point’s Emily Luetschwager (1-6, 0-6). Govin defeated Rhinelander’s Kristina Johnson (6-1, 6-1) before falling to Eau Claire Memorial’s Kate Tanawattanacharoen (2-6, 0-6) at No. 3 singles.
Govin finishes her senior season with a 15-5 overall record. Andress fell short of an automatic berth at the state tournament but is among a number of players across the state who hope to qualify as a special qualifier.
Lake Holcombe/Cornell girls, McDonell boys win at Owen-Withee
At Owen, the Lake Holcombe/Cornell girls and McDonell boys teams grabbed team championships at an invite hosted by the Blackhawks.
The Knights won the girls team title with 15 points. Lexi Moussette led that group in third place with a time of 21 minutes, 23.4 seconds. She was followed by Thia Moreen (fourth), Ashlynn Moore (fifth), Emily Vavra (sixth) and Kierra Walters (seventh).
McDonell finished second with 62 points, led by Marta Nocarova in 10th place, Ada Packiewicz in 11th and Alex Gaier in 12th. Cadott was third with 65 points, led by Sam Rineck in 13th and Elizabeth Kyes in 14th. Owen-Withee’s MacKenzie Person won the individual race in 20:15.5.
Isaac Bohaty won the boys race for McDonell in 17:15.9, leading the Macks charge to the team title. Jarrett Jordan came home second in 17:29.4 while Jalen Tozer was sixth, Evan Smith took seventh and David Van Dyke was 10th. Cadott finished second as a team led by Brandon Pederson’s third-place finish. Luke Bell was fourth for the Hornets.
Sam Peterson took eighth place for Lake Holcombe/Cornell as the Knights took third as a team. Thorp’s Kaleb Windl finished fifth as Thorp was fourth as a team.
Chi-Hi 3, Hudson 1
At Hudson, the Cardinals trailed in the fourth set 22-17 before rallying to defeat the Raiders (21-25, 25-19, 26-24, 26-24) in a Big Rivers Conference thriller.
Deanie Schaller had 17 kills and 21 digs, Erika Schmidt had 11 kills and four blocks and Abby Smits had 41 assists and 11 digs to lead Chi-Hi.
Cheyenne Pitzer led the Cardinals with 26 digs, Brooke Nowak had a team-high three aces and Alex Ludington added 12 kills.
Chi-Hi (15-7, 4-1 BRC) will participate in a tournament in Altoona on Saturday.
Cadott 3, Thorp 2
At Thorp, Alexis Munroe led the Hornets with 16 kills, 15 digs and three aces in a hard-fought Western Cloverbelt Conference win (22-25, 25-19, 25-23, 19-25, 15-6).
Taylor Davis had 25 assists and 11 digs, Kayla Dubiel and Marisa Sperber each had 17 digs and Brook Sommerfeld added nine kills for Cadott (12-15, 2-5 WCC).
Lake Holcombe 3, Flambeau 0
At Holcombe, the Chieftains kept their perfect record intact with a straight-set win over the Falcons (25-7, 25-15, 25-5).
Courtney Lundmark led Lake Holcombe (17-0, 10-0 East Lakeland Conference) with 15 kills while Kareese Jiskra added five and Hannah Lee had 21 assists. The Chieftains combined for 14 aces, led by four from Hannah Lee and three each by Lundmark and Katelyn Omtvedt. Taylor Hartzell had seven digs.
Bruce 3, New Auburn 0
At Bruce, the Red Raiders picked up a sweep of the Trojans (25-18, 25-20, 25-9).
Onalaska/Holmen/Aquinas 102, Chi-Hi/McDonell 68
At Holmen, the Cardinals grabbed three first place finishes in a dual.
Haley Jones grabbed the top spot in the 100-yard backstroke with a time of 1:06.07. Lily Borgenheimer won the 100 breaststroke in 1:15.25 and the team of Carli Olson, Ashton Ott, Nadine Porzondek and Erica Shakal was victorious in the 200 freestyle relay in 1:48.34.
Chi-Hi/McDonell swims at Hudson on Tuesday.