The Verona girls soccer team snapped a four game losing streak with a 4-1 win over Madison La Follette on Thursday, May 9, at Reddan Soccer Park.

“The win over La Follette was a huge win for us,” coach Jen Faulkner said. “We have been fighting for a conference win for a long time. I was proud of the way the girls played and how they won that game as a team.”

On Tuesday, May 14, the Wildcats shut out Beloit Memorial in Beloit. Verona (4-6-1 overall, 3-4-1 Big Eight) is sixth in the conference and is one of two teams that have tied previously No. 1-ranked Middleton this season.

“I feel like scoring goals was the last piece of the puzzle, and on Thursday, we found a way to put it all together,” Faulkner said. “We finally played for 90 minutes.”

Verona 5, Beloit Memorial 0

Junior forward Olivia Rawson scored two goals to lead Verona to a 5-0 win over Beloit Memorial on Tuesday.

Rawson struck first for the Wildcats at 20 minutes. She had her second goal in the 41st minute to give Verona a 2-0 lead at the half.

The Wildcats got second-half goals from sophomore Kasey Gilboy, sophomore Morgan Johnson and freshman defender Jasmine Luck.

Freshman goalkeeper Elsa Queoff had three saves.

Verona 4, La Follette 1

Sophomore midfielder Kirstin Poppen had one goal and one assist to lead host Verona to a 4-1 win over Madison La Follette.

Poppen had her first goal at 27:29. About 12 minutes later, sophomore midfielder Morgan Grignon scored on an assist by Poppen to give the Wildcats a 2-0 lead at the half.

Junior midfielder Mia Hoeve scored at 82:12 to give the Wildcats a 3-1 lead. Rawson capped the scoring with a goal in the 88th minute.

Queoff had six saves.

Big Eight

Team Wins Losses Ties
Memorial 5 1 1
Madison West 4 1 1
Sun Prairie 4 0 1
Craig 4 2 0
Verona 2 4 1
Madison East 2 3 1
La Follette 1 4 2
Beloit 0 6 1
Parker 0 4 0