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Warriors Sweep Weekend

The Warriors continued their winning streak this weekend with wins over the Eau Claire North Huskies and the Henry Sibley Warriors.

The Warriors came out against Eau Claire North firing on all cylinders, with Nathan Mais scoring on an assist from Sam Acker in the 5th minute. This is the Warriors 3rd straight game of scoring in the first 10 minutes of the game, showing they come ready to play. They were far from finished, though, and tacked on 5 more goals in the first half. During the second half Coach Kliminski was able to get his starters some rest for their second game, and his other players some good playing time and experience on the field. The bench was able to contribute 3 goals...

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by Andrew Brown | Sep 3, 2017 | 183 Views

The Warriors Are Back

The 2014-15 Waunakee Warriors Women’s Soccer season opened on Monday with a preseason scrimmage against state powerhouse, Catholic Memorial. It was a relatively warm March evening with clear skies, a good day for some good soccer on Goodman Pitch at Reddan Soccer Park. Even though this was a friendly, the full set of referees and good crowd turnout gave this event the atmosphere of something a little more.

The Catholic Memorial Crusaders finished last season as the WIAA Division III State Champions. The Crusader’s star forward, Emily Cervantes, is coming back from an incredible 66 goal season, but is also returning from a meniscus surgery. The Crusaders made the hour trip from...

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by Andrew Brown | Apr 3, 2015 | 47 Views

Warriors Bounce Back From Weekend Losses

Last Friday and Saturday the Warriors participated in the Tournament of Champions in Burlington, Iowa. They faced top-tier competition, including the defending State Champs of Iowa. While the results didn't show it, anyone who watched the games could tell you the Warriors could, and should have, won all of their matches. While the competition was a much higher level, it still left a bitter aftertaste to lose three games in a row. The girls set out to remedy that in tonight's Badger Conference matchup against the Vikings of Mount Horeb.

The whistle blew, the ball was kicked off, and the Warriors wasted no time. They quickly gained possession of the ball and started passing around the...

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by Andrew Brown | May 7, 2014 | 556 Views

Strong Second Half Too Late For Warrior Comeback

The Warriors travelled to Burlington, Iowa this weekend to compete in the Tournament of Champions. Schools travel from around the country to play against some of the best competition in the nation. For their first match, Waunakee was paired up against the Manteno Panthers.

The Warriors have been practicing on turf and basketball courts for the past two weeks, and it showed, as the girls struggled connecting passes on the grass. While the Warriors tried to play their possession style game, the Panthers sat a deep sweeper and played long ball. They were able to isolate some defenders and shocked the Warriors with 2 goals in the first half.

At half time, Coach Jesus Torres tried to rile up...

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by Andrew Brown | May 2, 2014 | 528 Views

Waunakee Dominates Deforest

It was a cold and rainy night for the soccer match between the Waunakee Warriors and the Deforest Norskies. The weather couldn't keep the fans away, though, from this Badger Conference matchup.

With some injuries in key spots, the Warriors had to do some shuffling around to set their lineup. The starting defenders for the Warriors were Jada Dayne, Erin Freeman, and Maddie Lange. Alex Ziegler is back from an ankle injury, but replaced the injured Kaelin Franklin in the center midfield position. Ziegler filled the spot nicely, and could see herself in the position again. The Warriors are flush with excellent defenders, and looking for a third center midfielder to rotate in the exhaustive...

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by Andrew Brown | Apr 25, 2014 | 632 Views

Warriors Survive Middleton

After an unexpected loss to Pulaski the previous week, the Waunakee Warriors bounced back quickly with a win over the Middleton Cardinals on Thursday evening. Last season the Cardinals knocked the Warriors out of the State Tournament in the Sectional Semifinal match held at Warrior Stadium. To say there was some bad blood would be an understatement.

The Warriors started the game a little slow, playing a lot of defense for the first 10 minutes. Fortunately this didn't result in any good opportunities. At the 11th minute a spark was lit. A well placed cross from Grace Lujan found Emily Mouille racing up the right side of the field. Mouille settled the ball, cut the ball across the defender...

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by Andrew Brown | Apr 17, 2014 | 551 Views

First Loss for the Warriors

It was a cold and rainy morning at DC Everest High School for the Warriors' second game of the weekend. An already short bench due to injuries was cut even shorter because of ACT testing, which claimed the Warriors' two starting center midfielders. Due to the weather, and the lack of substitutes the coaches agreed on shortening the game to 30 minute halves.

The wet turf neutralized all of the comfort the Warriors had gained on the turf field the day before, and passing was difficult for them. Through balls sailed far out of bounds. For the most part, the first half was relatively even, and neither team was able to get great looks at goal. However, the Red Raiders of Pulaski were able to...

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by Andrew Brown | Apr 12, 2014 | 524 Views

A Second Half Push

The Warriors travelled 2 hours north this weekend to participate in the DC Everest Invitational. The mood was light on the ride up as the girls were excited to be done with school for the week, and to get some games in against good competition.

The Warriors faced a true test in their first match of the weekend against the DC Everest Evergreens. The first half was a back and forth battle with a slight edge to the Evergreens. The turf field was proving a little difficult for the Warriors to adjust to with their normal possession style soccer, and they spent a lot of the half playing defense.

DC Everest had some speedy forwards, and caught the Warriors off guard to start the game with some...

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by Andrew Brown | Apr 11, 2014 | 587 Views

Second Half Push

The Warriors travelled 2 hours north this weekend to participate in the DC Everest Invitational. The mood was light on the ride up as the girls were excited to be done with school for the week, and to get some games in against good competition.

The Warriors faced a true test in their first match of the weekend against the DC Everest Evergreens. The first half was a back and forth battle with a slight edge to the Evergreens. The turf field was proving a little difficult for the Warriors to adjust to with their normal possession style soccer, and they spent a lot of the half playing defense.

DC Everest had some speedy forwards, and caught the Warriors off guard to start the game with some...

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by Andrew Brown | Apr 11, 2014 | 388 Views

Season Opener is a Good Start

The Waunakee Warriors Girls Varsity Soccer team started off their 2013 season with an 8-2 trouncing of the Burlington Demons. It is a promising start for a relatively young varsity team that lost 12 seniors from last year, most of whom were starters. The Warriors have high hopes for this year. Conference Champions and State Tournament contenders are well within their reach, and they have a lot of motivation driving them forward after a disappointing upset in last years Sectional semifinal.

The Warrior's high powered offense didn't waste anytime in this game, and scored in the 7th minute off a throw in from Maddie Shaw to Grace Lujan. Quickly joining her in the box score was Emily Mouille on...

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by Andrew Brown | Apr 9, 2014 | 760 Views