The Hamilton soccer team's month-long unbeaten streak came to an end May 10 to one of the best teams in Division 1. HHS lost the game to Greater Metro Conference foe, Brookfield Central, 4-0. Central's Emma Staszkiewicz scored just 6 minutes, 24 seconds into the game. Central scored again at 37:54 to take a 2-0 halftime lead.
At 46:12 and 1:17:16, Central scored to put the game away. It was Hamilton's first loss since the season opener to Brookfield Academy (a 2-1 defeat) on April 5.
'I kind of went into that game knowing we really had to play our best,' HHS coach Chris Zuzick said. 'Brook Central is a top team in the state of Wisconsin and probably one of the top 30 teams in the Midwest. We had our chances and worked hard against that team. They're just a really, really good, fast team with a lot of good talent. It wasn't our best game, but it was one of those games where I felt that we played OK and probably made some mental errors that gave them two goals. That's all they really needed.'
On May 13 at the Germantown Quad, Hartford beat Hamilton, 2-0. Hartford scored its first goal in 15 seconds.
'We did not have our focus,' Zuzick said. 'The girls were just not focused. We possessed the ball 90 percent of the time and we had our chances to tie it up. We gave up a goal after a corner kick that never even should have got to the corner-kick stage. That's one of those games where I thought we played OK. We possessed the ball, but we just did not have the focus. When you don't have focus, rarely do you have success.'
Hamilton got back on the winning track May 14 with a 3-1 victory over Wauwatosa West. West currently sits atop the Woodland Conference standings.
'(West) is a really good team,' Zuzick said. 'I was really happy with our play in chilly conditions. We wanted to get back in the winning ways and we did that.'
Isabel Downs had two goals, and Melina Murtos scored a third goal on a penalty kick. Maddie Fahey had two assists for HHS.