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Sugar River hands Dodge-Point first loss
Anya Brenkman sets new program single-season goals record
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BELLEVILLE — Sugar River, ranked No. 9 in Division 3, earned two shutout losses May 16-17. In the process, junior Anya Brenkman set the new program record for goals scored in a single season.


BELLEVILLE — The Dodgers entered Thursday’s game undefeated (11-0-4) as leaders of the Southwest Wisconsin Conference. 

Unfazed, the Raiders jumped on their opponent early, as Brooke Warrell scored in the first 36 seconds. Holly Maynard scored her first goal of the season, unassisted, to make it 2-0 at halftime. In the second frame, Bella and Anya Brenkman scored for a 4-0 final. 

Anya Brenkman finished with four points from one goal and two assists. Bella Brenkman tallied three points from one goal and one assist. In net, Addison Lutz and Eve Maclean combined for five saves in the shutout.


STOUGHTON — With a goal 18 minutes into a nonconference contest on May 17, Anya Brenkman set a new program best for goals scored in a season (40). The mark is two better than the record she set last season (38) and three better than the last Raider before her — Hannah Kernen in 2011 (37). 

With an assist to her older sister Bella Brenkman in the 71st minute of Friday’s contest, Anya Brenkman tallied 91 points this season — which is fourth best in the state.

In her career, Anya Brenkman has played in 96 games — third most in the program — scored 96 goals — second best in the program behind Kernen (131) — and recorded 225 career points (96 goals, 33 assists) — second best in the program behind Kernen (307 points, 131 goals, 45 assists). 


MONROE — Viking Anya McKay was a thorn in the Cheesemakers’ side in a nonconference contest May 16, as the senior tallied a hat trick in the first half to lead her team to victory.

McKay scored the first two goals ten minutes a part. After an unassisted goal by Kolbie Severson, McKay notched her hat trick in the 33rd minute. Jadyn Schellpfeffer capped the first half with a goal, assisted by McKay.

Monroe held Mount Horeb scoreless in the second frame but was unable to score, putting just one shot on goal.

WIAA releases girls soccer brackets

MONROE — The WIAA recently released its girls soccer brackets, revealing Sugar River and Monroe’s fate in the postseason.

Sugar River (15-3-1, 5-0-0 Capitol) earned a 3-seed and will host 14-seed East Troy (4-9-0, 2-6-0 Rock Valley) in a WIAA Division 3 regional semifinal on May 30. The Raiders won their seventh straight conference title and have a pair of the top players in the state in Anya Brenkman (91 points: 40 goals, 11 assists) and Bella Brenkman (41 points: 14 goals, 13 assists). Meanwhile, the Trojans landed in the bottom half of their conference with six fewer games of experience.

The two teams share two common opponents in Cambridge-Deerfield and Whitewater-Palmyra Eagle. Sugar River defeated both opponents by a combined score of 15-1, while East Troy split. The Trojans narrowly defeated United 4-2 but fell to the Whippets 3-0.

Monroe (4-7-3, 3-4-1 Rock Valley) received a 13-seed and will travel to familiar opponent, 4-seed Mount Horeb (11-2-3, 3-1-2 Badger Small) for a WIAA Division 3 regional semifinal on May 30. With the recent loss on May 16, the Cheesemakers have two weeks to learn from their mistakes. Monroe’s top priority will be shutting down Anya McKay, who has 29 goals this season, which is tied for 11th best in the state.