Once again, the season ended for the Hustlin' Hawks in a WIAA Division 1 sectional semifinal game.
Greenfield fell to Kenosha Tremper, 2-1, on May 31, finishing at 23-4 and seeing Bella Matthias'final chance at the state tournament disappear on an overcast, drizzly afternoon at Konkel Park.
'We were very disappointed,' coach Jack Miller said. 'It was a frustrating way to end the season. We left one on the table again.'
The Hawks have now lost in a sectional semifinal for three straight seasons and six of the past seven years, Miller said.
Greenfield could not get much going against Tremper ace Emilee Nelson, who struck out six in her five innings.
'We just didn't hit the ball,' Miller said. 'We had no errors, so at least we didn't give them the game. Nelson's change-up hurt us, but we had 17 hits against her (in an 11-0 victory) last season.'
Matthias, who had two hits, doubled to lead off the game but was stranded with two strikeouts. Hannah Ruffertalso doubled later in the game but was left on base.
The Hawks scored their lone run in the third on a bases-loaded sacrifice fly from Alyssa Vilkoski.
Tremper's Maria McGonegle hit a solo home run, and the other run scored on a triple.
Matthias gave up four hits, struck out 13 and walked none in ending her brilliant career.
HALE GIRLS SOCCER
The Huskies captured a WIAA Division 1 regional championship with a 3-0 triumph over Greenfield on June 4 and a forfeit victory over Milwaukee Hamilton on June 2.
They will take on top seed Muskego at 5 p.m. Thursday, June 9, on the Warriors' home field. The sectional title contest will be played at 7 p.m. Saturday, June 11, at Hale, and the winner will go on to the state tournament next week at Uihlein Soccer Park.
GREENFIELD GIRLS SOCCER
The Hustlin' Hawks blanked Milwaukee South, 10-0, on June 2 in a WIAA Division 1 regional semifinal game.
Gabby Strasserand Ashley Meinholzeach tallied four goals, with Ashley Lechnerand Alyssa Riveraeach adding one goal. Sabrija Pantichposted an assist on Lechner's goal, the first of the game.
Greenfield went on to a regional title game but lost, 3-0, to West Allis Hale to end its season.
Seniors are Rivera, Tia Ruhland, Olivia Lopez, Sabrina Manecke, Sanja Karacand Aimee Espino.
CENTRAL GIRLS SOCCER
Jackie Molinascored the game-winning goal as the Bulldogs edged Milwaukee Pulaski, 3-2, in double overtime in a WIAA Division 1 regional semifinal game on June 2.
The goal capped a hat trick for Molina, who also tallied a goal in each half of regulation.
Central went on to lose to top seed Muskego, 10-0, on June 4 to see its season come to an end.
The Bulldogs downed Milwaukee Riverside, 9-2, in the regular-season finale on May 31 behind five goals and two assists from Molina. Carla Ferreirahad one goal and one assist; Leslie Torresand Hannah Swaneach one goal; and Melenie Gonzalez a goal in the final second.
WHITNALL GIRLS TRACK, FIELD
Senior Jasmine Bickerstaffcame in 21st with 16.96 seconds in the 100-meter hurdles for the Falcons in the WIAA Division 1 State Meet on June 3 in La Crosse.
Bickerstaff was one of the standouts this season for Whitnall, which came in fourth in the Woodland Conference Indoor, fifth in the relays and third in the outdoor meet.
WHITNALL GIRLS SOCCER
The Falcons lost a 3-0 game to Greendale on June 2 in WIAA Division 2 regional action.
The Panthers, who had lost 1-0 to Whitnall earlier this season, tallied one goal in the first half and two in the second. Whitnall goalkeeper Kodie Makowskifinished with 12 saves.
The Falcons lose seniors Juni Akselberg, Shannon Ollenberg, Lena Marinkovichand Samantha Makowski.
GREENFIELD BOYS GOLF
The Hustlin' Hawks tallied 351 strokes for sixth place in a WIAA Division 1 sectional meet on May 31 at Brighton Dale Links.
Tyler Whittfinished seventh with an 81, Aaron Rick11th with 83 and Zechariah Broylestied for 23rd with 88. Kyle Jablonski fired a 99, and Sam Mendozadrew a disqualification.
Greenfield enjoyed a fine season, winning the Woodland Conference East Division and finishing fourth in the Woodland Tournament.
HALE BOYS GOLF
Joey Genawand Ryan Petoskeyboth fired 85s to tie for 28th place in a WIAA Division 1 sectional meet on May 31 at Wanaki Golf Course.
Zach Sveccarded an 88 to tie for 35th place for the Huskies.
Genaw and Petoskey are both juniors and will return to lead Hale next season.
CENTRAL BOYS GOLF
Jared Welschfired a 95 for the Bulldogs in WIAA Division 1 sectional play on May 31 at Wanaki Golf Course.
Welsch is a junior, but Central will lose seniors Zach Sparksand Abe Elizondo.
WHITNALL BOYS GOLF
Austin Brault, the Falcons' lone qualifier, drew a disqualification in WIAA Division 1 regional play on May 31 at Brighton Dale Links.
The season ended for the Falcons, who placed eighth in the Woodland Conference Tournament.
— Compiled by John Rech