In the second round of regional play last week Sophie Rasmussen had a first half goal for Big Foot-Williams Bay in a win over the Comets. The team followed that up with a 2-1 win over Shorewood to earn the regional championship and were slated to travel to top seeded Catholic Memorial Thursday. The winner will face either No. 2-seeded New Berlin, or No. 3, Grafton on Saturday. (Bob Mischka photo)

By Dan Truttschel


Two victories last week sent the Big Foot-Williams Bay girls soccer team to within two victories of a trip to the WIAA Division 3 State


But now the Chiefs really face a big task.

Big Foot, seeded fifth in the sectional, was slated to travel to top-seeded Waukesha Catholic Memorial on Thursday afternoon for a 4 p.m. sectional semifinal matchup.

The winner faces either second-seeded New Berlin West or third-seeded Grafton in Saturday’s sectional final at Catholic Memorial with a berth at state on the line.

Catholic Memorial (21-4-1) was the state’s top-ranked team in the final poll, while Grafton was ranked second and New Berlin West was fourth.

Big Foot (13-4) advanced to the sectional with a 2-1 victory June 1 over Shorewood.

All three of the game’s goals were scored in the first half. Abby Peterson had both of the Chiefs’ goals.

Big Foot goalie Maylani Venegas had eight saves.

In the regional semifinal two days earlier, Big Foot had two goals in each half en route to a 4-0 victory over visiting Delavan-Darien.

Sophie Rasmussen led the Chiefs with two goals, followed by Maya Torrez and Abby Van de Bogert both with one. Peterson tallied three assists, while Venegas had four saves.

See more local sports in the June 7 Times/Reporter.


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