Monday, June 9, 2014

Wisconsin High School Selects-update

The WI All Star team for the 2nd year in a row scrimmaged the IL Tornados as a warm-up to Midwest. It gives the coaching staff a chance to view different players at different positions and to build continuity within the team leading to Midwest

. WI got off to a bad start on the initial kickoff. Trouble handling the ball quickly worked to a penalty in front of the posts for IL. Down 0-3, the girls worked to respond. They were able to keep IL pinned in their half for the next several minutes, a missed chance on a try led to a IL scrum at their own 5.

 Electing not to quick out of their end, the WI defense swarmed and quickly saw Captain Alexa Jaeger (CMH) poach the ball and dot it down for a try. Anisa Feto (Oak Creek) converted to make it 7-3. The Tornados were again able to capitalize on confusion during the kick off and gain possession. After a series of hard runs and some help by penalties they quickly answered with a try of their own. Once again IL was up by 3 at 7-10.

 With one of Taylor Bragg-Brock’s (DSHA) big signature runs, it opened up space for a quick ball out to Myra Dillett (CMH) to turn the corner and touch down WI’s 2nd try of the day. Up 12-10, only a few minutes remained in the half. Off the kickoff, WI enjoyed a big run down the sideline to get them attacking in IL’s half. Able to maintain possession, Meaghan Schmitt (CMH) was able to find space and cap the scoring for the half at 17-10.

 WI opened the scoring in the 2nd period as they had left it with a big run around the end by Megan Bird (Oak Creek). Up 22-10, the WI coaches began to change the lineups and move players around. With a break in the continuity, IL were able to respond with a try pulling to 22-15. Caelee Whiteaker (Kettle Moraine) having been moved to scrumhalf was able to respond on a pick off the ruck and get the last of the points for WI, 27-15. With time running down, IL made one last march towards their goal. The WI girls were able to hold off several attempts to touch down the try, but after several penalties and unable to turn the ball over, IL punched one in as time expired. The kick made the final score 27-22. A quick 20 min match was then played to get more time for the younger players. WI ran away during this phase as the 2nd side for IL had trouble finishing tackles and containing WI. Aleah Loll (Kimberly) started the scoring going across the field before finally turning the corner and outpacing everyone to the try line. Meaghan Schmitt (CMH) would make the easy conversion. More speed on the edge saw Megan Bird (Oak Creek) and Aliana Cervera (Greenfield) break through to score in the first half. Meaghan Schmitt (CMH) would remain perfect on the conversions for a 21-0 halftime score. After a quick break, Caelee Whiteaker (KM) started the scoring with her first of 2 tries in the period. In between Caelee’s scores, Reina Anderson (Wauwatosa) made a hard run, fending off several tacklers to score in the corner. The difficult angle would lead to Meaghan Schmitt’s (CMH) only miss on the day. She would make up for it by ending the match by converting her own try and finishing 6-7 on conversions. The final score was 47-0. GraceAbler Freshman KM ReinaAnderson Junior Wauwatosa East LizzyBeach Senior KM MeganBird Freshman, Oak Creek TaylorBragg-Brock, Junior DSHA AlianaCervera, Sophomore Greenfield DestinyDallas, Sophomore Brookfield MyraDillett, Junior CMH AnisaFeto, Senior, Oak Creek RaquelGalarza, Sophomore, Brookfield Central AbbyHein, Sophomore, Muskego LizzyJacobson, Junior, CMH AlexaJaeger, Senior, CMH AnikaJunakin, Senior, Oak Creek AleahLoll, Senior, Kimberly HayleyRozman, Senior, KM SamScaffidi, Sophomore, Muskego MeaghanSchmitt, Sophomore, CMH LibbySchubert, Junior, KM CaeleeWhiteaker, Senior, KM Joyous Kjoku, Freshman Brookfield Coach Jeff Noe

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