Tosa West VS Whitefish Bay Soccer Game 10/28/21


Keagan Schmitt

The Wauwatosa West Varsity Boys Soccer team celebrates with their regional plaque before taking on Whitefish Bay in their first sectional game.

Robin Jelfs

The Wauwatosa West Boys Varsity Soccer team will take on Whitefish Bay in the regional playoffs on Thursday, October 28th. The team will play at Whitefish Bay High School. Tickets are available at the gate and are 7 dollars each. Student activity passes will not be accepted. Kick off is at 7:00 pm. 

This is the first time in recent years that Tosa West has made it to the semifinals. Whitefish Bay is the number one seed with an established reputation for playing good soccer. 

“Going against the number 1 seed, a win would be absolutely fantastic, not only to advance but to show that the best seed is not always the best team.” said Tosa West Soccer Captain Zach Peterson.

However, Whitefish Bay is prepared for the challenge. They have their eye on key West players to look out for. 

“TW is going to be a big challenge tonight. They are a fantastic side that has got some really good results during the season. Their goalkeeper, Connor Johnson, is top-notch, and they will be a difficult side to break down. We also have to be aware of Archambo and Whale and their tough midfield. We know TW will be feisty and confident, so our boys have to play extremely well to win tonight” said Whitefish Bay Assistant Varsity Coach Riley Mewes.

But Varsity Coach, Haden Knight, is confident in West’s defensive abilities to limit Bay’s dominant offense.

“Number 11 for Whitefish Bay has a ton of goals this season and they have two players who have scored 20 plus goals this season. The most a West player has is Aiden Malier with 10. We haven’t been productive in goal scoring but our defense is where we shine with Zach Petersen the captain. Tonight they (the team) are gonna focus on stopping those two players and producing more shots on their side.” said Tosa West Coach Haden Knight.

Despite being ranked number one seed in the playoffs, semifinal game competition brings a whole new set of challenges.   

“We have had a wonderful season so far, but none of that matters anymore. We feel confident moving into the playoffs and are taking one game at a time. It’s win or go home, so the season or the last game no longer matters” said Mewes.

The team is in high spirits and no matter the outcome, they are proud of their work this season. 

 “I believe the team is excited to show out tonight and I am proud of the team and what we have accomplished this year and what we will continue to accomplish tonight.” said Tosa West Soccer Captain Zach Peterson.