Tom "Sky" Skibosh covers the Wauwatosa, Brookfield and New Berlin prep scene for Community Newspapers. If something is going on in local sports, Sky has an opinion about it. If you agree or not with what Sky says, we want to see your comments.
Following Brookfield East's 4-1 victory over a talented Wauwatosa West team in the regional championship at East last Saturday, Trojans head coach Mike Parulski had some high praise for the Lady Spartans."You win and lose postseason soccer based on set pieces, marking or not marking in the back and they exploited us. But I actually think they are a better attacking team, they attack so well.
"Their defenders are just asked to collect balls that they receive. Their front seven does a very nice job. They have a great interior midfield, they’ve got three great forwards, their outsides mids have great speed — the strength of their team is their front seven."
Against West East coach Bill Armstrong started Kate O'Brien in goal, Sam Carstens, Tina Ehrett, Alex Piercy, Kate Reigle, Britta Munzenmaier, Rebekah Roller, Jenna Lynne, Ashley Yttre, Brookley Rogers and Katelyn Kotek. Now add players like Katie Vance, Kristina Dolney and Bianca Gaspardo, to name just a few, and one of Armstrong's biggest problems is finding playing time for his gang.
Standing between the state's top-ranked team and the state tournament is a familiar face - crosstown rival Brookfield Central, who the Lady Spartans beat 3-0 earlier this year, and the winner of the Germantown/Homestead battle.
To give you an idea how good the Lady Spartans are, they won the tough Greater Metro Conference (7-0) without allowing a goal the entire conference season.
Should make for an interesting sectional.
Remember, always be a hit and have a ball!