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Eau Claire Memorial at Chi-Hi boys soccer 9-19-13

Nevada Sweitzer moves with the ball on Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013 at Dorais Field.

The Eau Claire Memorial boys soccer team has been the king of the mountain in the Big Rivers Conference for a while.

On Thursday evening they were able to hold off another tough challenger, beating Chi-Hi 2-0 at Dorais Field.

“I was really proud of the way the kids played tonight,” Chi-Hi coach Ben Goeman said of his team. “I thought they left it on the field tonight.”

Memorial scored off a corner kick by Adam Mijhawan in the 13th minute and added a late goal from Peter Rentzepis in the 74th minute. The second goal came after Rentzepis got behind the Cardinals defense after it had extended many of their defensemen forward, a move Goeman said was designed to give the Cardinals better offensive chances.

“It was a well-played game,” Goeman said. “Overall it was just a good high school soccer game.”

Dan Oliver made seven saves in goal for Chi-Hi (9-1-2, 3-1-2 BRC), who was outshot by the Old Abes by a 9-5 margin.

The Cardinals won’t have to wait long for a chance at revenge as they play at Eau Claire Memorial on Monday in a game rescheduled from August.

McDonell/Regis 3, Marshfield Columbus 2

At Casper Park, the McDonell/Regis boys soccer team edged Marshfield Columbus in Mid-State Conference play.

Mike Farrow led McRegis (7-5-1, 4-2 Mid-State) with two goals, while Abe Albert added the final goal.

Sam Vandehaar and Mike Hoffman chipped in with assists. Matt Steiger had 10 saves in goal.

“It was a well-played game on both sides,” McDonell/Regis coach Tim Jenneman said. “Our three seniors showed great leadership and helped step up our play.”

McDonell/Regis heads to Menomonie on Saturday.

CROSS COUNTRY

Bloomer girls win C-W invite

At Chetek, the Bloomer girls cross country team got another strong performance from Cora Bruxvoort as it won the four-team Chetek-Weyerhaeuser Invite.

Bruxvoort won the race with a time of 15 minutes, 57 seconds — nearly 50 seconds faster than her closest competition. As a team, the Blackhawks finished with 27 points.

Sarah Heinze finished third for Bloomer with a time of 17:48, while Elisabeth Anderson and Alecia Warring were fourth and fifth, respectively.

On the boys side, Bloomer took second with a team score of 49 points. Chetek-Weyerhaeuser won the meet with a score of 27 points.

Bloomer’s Clint Heinze won the race with a time of 17:54. Jacob Anderson and Jake Malinowski took sixth and seventh, respectively.

Bloomer is off until Tuesday when it heads to Barron for an invite.

S-B’s Arnold finishes fourth at Altoona

At Altoona, Stanley-Boyd’s Paige Arnold finished in fourth place at the Altoona Invite with a time of 17:07.7.

The Orioles didn’t have enough runners compete to score as a team in the girls race.

Eau Claire Regis won the girls race with a team score of 38 points as Eileen Endres took first place individually with a time of 16:52.4.

On the boys side, Stanley-Boyd took eighth place with a team score of 164 points. Eau Claire Immanuel Lutheran won the race with a score of 34 points.

Immanuel’s Darin Lau took first place individually with a time of 15:58.9. Nathan Bauer finished 12th to lead Stanley-Boyd, finishing in 18:46.8.

Stanley-Boyd is off until Tuesday when it heads to Cadott for an invite.

LH/C’s Vavra, Knitter sweep home invite

At Holcombe, the Lake Holcombe/Cornell duo of Kayla Vavra and Jesse Knitter swept the top spots at their home meet.

Vavra led a bevy of Knights runners at the top of the girls race, winning in 18:20. She was followed by Lexi Moussette, Anna Burlingame, Danielle Gygi and Thia Moreen in the top-5.

Knitter won the boys race in 21:17, 15 seconds ahead of New Auburn’s Zach Vaughn.

Lake Holcombe/Cornell and New Auburn are back in action on Tuesday. The Knights head to Cadott, while the Trojans travel to Barron.

GIRLS GOLF

Chi-Hi’s Nowak finishes 3rd at Lake Hallie

At Lake Hallie Golf Course, Chi-Hi’s Bre Nowak finished in third place at a Big Rivers Conference meet hosted by Eau Claire Memorial.

Nowak shot a 40 to finish one stroke behind co-medalists Kaitlyn Alvarez and Sarah Faanes — both of Eau Claire North.

As a team, Chi-Hi shot a 233 to finish in sixth place at the meet. Katie Passint shot a 60, while Allison Perkins and Cheyenne McGowan shot 66 and 67, respectively. Megan Frey came in with a 77.

Eau Claire North won the meet, shooting 170.

Chi-Hi hosts a BRC meet at Lake Wissota Golf Course on Tuesday.

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