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A mecca for Walworth County soccer



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September 04, 2010 | 05:38 PM
Walworth -- Saturday marked the annual Big Foot Invite for boys soccer, and the area was well-represented.

Players from all four schools, Badger, Big Foot, Williams Bay and Faith Christian, participated in the kicking extravaganza.

Badger, possibly the toughest team at the tournament, fell 1-0 in the semifinals to Mt. Horeb thanks in part to some questionable officiating.

Mt. Horeb scored midway through the 30-minute second half, but Badger dominated possession of the ball and shots taken. However, high-scoring Matric Kotula, who scored four goals earlier in Badger's quarterfinal victory, was frustrated by the physical Mt. Horeb defense.

Kotula was often assaulted by Mt. Horeb defenders, and the referrees never called a penalty kick or issued yellow or red cards. On the other hand, the referee slapped both Chris Georgalas and Martin Valadez with yellow cards and issued a red card to Valadez.

Badger had at least 10 shots on goal, several of which just missed the net or were saved.

In a pivotal skermish with under 30 seconds remaining, there was heavy contact and both a Badger and Mt. Horeb player hit the deck. But only Badger was issued a foul.

In other action, Big Foot took Westosha Central to a 0-0 tie, but lost 4-2 in a shootout.

Also, Faith Christian was in action, losing 5-1 to Kenosha St. Joe's. Sporting several female players, the Eagles' lone goal came from sophomore Adam Montsma.

Check Wednesday's Regional News and www.lakegenevanews.net for a complete story including a preview of the Faith Christian boys soccer squad.

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