Wauwatosa West Boys Varsity Soccer Moves on to Sectional Semi-Finals


Lucas Metzner

2019 Boys Soccer team to compete in Semisectional Final game at Whitman Field on Friday, November 1st at 4:00 PM

Lucas Metzner and Michael Glaser


The Wauwatosa West Boys Soccer team was supposed to take on Brookfield Central on Thursday, October 31st at 7:00pm. However, due to the heavy snow the match was postponed until Friday, November 1st at 4:00pm. This Sectional Semifinal matchup will take place at Whitman Field.

Junior Forward Ian Frost commented on the upcoming game against Central, “This game will be played with a lot of emotion. We must make sure to control the tempo and our emotions to ensure we come out on top.”

The Wauwatosa West Boys Soccer team has been dominant this season. Finishing the regular season 14-4-3 (4-3-1 in the Greater Metro Conference.) 

They earned the #1 Seed in their Sectional for the WIAA Playoffs. After their first round bye, they hosted the 4th seeded Whitnall Falcons. And through a dreary Saturday afternoon full of rain and cloud cover, the Trojans prevailed in a 4-0 victory. Despite a slow start, the Trojans snuck in one goal in the 45th minute, then proceeded to add 3 more in the second half. That playoff victory made the Trojans back-to-back Regional Champions. 

Junior Midfielder Danny O’Neill commented on the win, “But yeah, it was great to feel like that again. It’s always fun to win and bring something home for the school. It was more fun this year because our team is much closer. We have a lot more younger players that are playing up with us like [Sophomore Forward] Anthony [Salamone] over here. So it was special to see that this season.”

The Sophomore Forward Anthony Salamone also chimed in, “It was my first year making Varsity, and the first playoff win felt very good.”

The boys team now moves onto the Sectional semi-finals, where they will face conference opponent Brookfield Central. Central has beaten 13th seeded Cudahy/ St. Francis 10-0, and then beat 5th seeded Pewaukee 6-2. 

When Central and West met earlier this season on September 10th, Central was able to hold out to win 1-0. A lot of the players expressed general frustration that they should’ve won and that they didn’t convert their chances that game. Including Junior Forward Ian Frost, and Sophomore Forward Anthony Salamone.

Ian Frost said, “We didn’t convert our chances, we could’ve won that game against Central. And we lost our heads in the last 20 minutes.” 

Anthony Salamone added, “We had a night game we had a lot of shots, we just didn’t finish,”against Brookfield Central game earlier in the season.

Wauwatosa West hopes they can right their wrongs against Brookfield Central, and move one game closer to the state championship.