Waterford High School

Waterford claims regional championship

Waterford’s Megan Cornell (14) splits the Westosha Central defense of Caroline Hill (17) and Maya Klementzos during the first half of a June 12 WIAA Division 2 regional final. (Photo by Michael Stefanich)


By Chris Bennett


The Wolverines remained undefeated and won the school’s first regional title since 2015 with a 4-1 victory over Westosha Central June 12 in a WIAA Division 2 regional final at Waterford.

Waterford (13-0-2) bowed out of the tournament Wednesday with a 6-1 loss to Waukesha West (12-0) in a Division 2 sectional semifinal match at West.

Waterford was ranked ninth in Division 2 in the latest Wisconsin Soccer Coaches Association State Poll. West was ranked second.

West defeated Elkhorn 9-0 June 12 in a regional final at West to advance and play Waterford.

Vogt said West, also nicknamed the Wolverines, is a talented team.

Waterford was the team with the most talent in the June 12 game against Central.

“It was a very physical game,” Waterford coach Joe Vogt said of the match. “Our center-midfielders of Megan Cornell, Gigi Kuepper and Jordan Hurley controlled the middle of the field.”

Vogt said Taylor Gordon kept constant pressure on the Falcons’ defense. Gordon scored two goals and tallied two assists. Cornell scored two goals.

The Falcons (9-3-3) scored first with a goal 10 minutes into the match. The Wolverines answered at the 18-minute mark and led 2-1 at halftime.

“Senior Karisa Denig subbed-in and played most of the game after one of our defenders got a yellow card 15 minutes into the game,” Vogt said. “She played really well.”


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