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Anya Brenkman reaches 100 career goals
Monroe wins final home game of 2024 season
Sugar River’s Bella Brenkman (9) and Anya Brenkman (22) celebrate Anya’s goal in the first half against Lake Mills April 21, 2023 at Belleville High School. Sugar River won 5-0. - photo by Adam Krebs

BELLEVILLE — Sugar River junior Anya Brenkman scored her 100th - and later 101st - career goal in an 8-0 win over Platteville on May 23. The only other Raider to accomplish the feat was Hannah Kernen (2008-11; 131 goals). 

Jenna Gentilli scored an unassisted goal in the 21st minute, followed by back-to-back goals from Anya Brenkman just three minutes apart. Gentilli opened the second half with another goal three minutes in. Brooke Warrell scored twice in seven minutes, and Hannah Boldebuck netted her own goal. Bella Brenkman scored in the 71st minute, enforcing the 8-goal mercy-rule.

Seven different Raiders made the scores sheet, and Alice Neton tallied two saves in net. With the win, No. 9 Sugar River ended the regular season with an 8-game winning streak where the team outscored its opponents 43-0. 

The 3-seed Raiders host 14-seed East Troy in a WIAA Division 3 regional semifinal game May 30. 


Mary McKenzie soccer
Mary McKenzie saves a ball from going out of bounds during Monroe’s 3-0 win over Jefferson in the second round of the Rock Valley Conference tournament May 23. McKenzie scored in the second half. - photo by Adam Krebs

MONROE — The Cheesemakers won their final home game of the 2023 season with a 3-0 victory over Jefferson in the second round of the Rock Valley Conference tournament May 23.

Senior Karlee Boll tallied four points with two assists and a breakaway goal 30 seconds into the second half. Addison Bartholf made it 1-0 at the 6:27 mark in the first half from the top of the box in traffic off a pass from Boll. In the 68th minute, Boll sent a cross through the box to Mary McKenzie, who buried her shot into the back of the net.

Monroe, a 13-seed in the WIAA Division 3 playoffs, will travel to 4-seed Mount Horeb for a semifinal game May 30. Mount Horeb defeated Monroe 5-0 on May 16.