Wednesday, September 11, 2013

O-Time is our time

from today's Waukesha Freeman -


Wauk. North 3 (OT) 

Crusaders make a comeback
Krismer’s goal allows CMH to overcome hat trick by Mizquiz
By Christine Hibbs, Freeman Correspondent 
WAUKESHA – Then there was overtime. 

After watching its initial edge slip in the first half, the Catholic Memorial High School boys soccer team spent the rest of regulation playing catch up. 

And catch up the Crusaders did. 

Getting the tying goal with two minutes left in regulation, CMH took it to overtime and pulled off a 4-3 Classic 8 Conference victory against Waukesha North on Tuesday night at Waukesha South. 

Catholic Memorial improved to 5-3 overall, 1-2 in the Classic 8, with Waukesha North at 6-4-1 overall, 1-2 in the conference. 

“North definitely came to play tonight,” said Catholic Memorial senior Mitchell Krismer, whose goal in the 89th minute gave the Crusaders their first conference victory of the season. 

“I was happy for the guys because we lost one this way last week to Muskego in double overtime, so (it was nice) to come and answer the bell this time,” CMH coach John Bisswurm said. “The Classic 8 Conference every night out is a battle. We feel very fortunate to get past North on this one.” 

Memorial sophomore Connor Alba scored first in the 15th minute with the assist from junior Eric Brown, but in two minutes the Northstars tied it up with senior forward Riccardo Mizquiz scoring the first goal of his hat trick to make it a 1-1 game. 

Five minutes later Mizquiz struck again, and North went into the half with a 2-1 lead. 

“The first half was definitely a wakeup call,” Krismer said. “We get the first goal and let teams back in it. We had to step up the intensity and push through it.” 

After only taking four shots in the first half, CMH fired 14 shots on net in the second half. North took 14 shots the entire game. 

With 68:22 on the clock, Brown got a shot to go, taking a pass from junior Matthew Morris and firing from long range to knot the score at 2-2. 

But five minutes later, Mizquiz again scored with senior Jake Wagner getting the assist. 
“We can’t put ourselves in those situations,” Waukesha North coach Martin Castro said. “Whenever you score three goals in a soccer game, you should be winning games. At most, you should give up two goals.” 

With the clock running out, CMH senior Colin Quinn took a pass from junior Matthew Morris on a penalty kick, and Quinn scored to send the contest to overtime. 

“We call them four pillars of soccer; you have your technical, your tactical, your mental and your physical,” Castro said. “We broke down defensively on all four of those. Mentally, we were breaking down. Physically, our bodies were breaking down. Our passes (or) our technical soccer was breaking down and then our tactical, our where should we be, started breaking down. Ultimately, that’s what it came down to. That’s what soccer comes down to – who breaks down first.” 

With new life, the Crusaders made it happen in overtime with Krismer making good on the pass from Alba. 

“We talked coming into the game that we had to bring our speed of play. We had to dictate tempo. We didn’t do that,” Bisswurm said. “We scored the first goal and then we went away from that, which is something we’ve been struggling with all year. We reminded them at half about what we needed to do. We had to get more aggressive win the ball and have more of an attacking mindset. We did that, but then at times we failed to organize well defensively, and they’d shoot again. 

“It was a tough battle, a quality side in Waukesha North with some very good players that we had to contend with.” 

“We call them four pillars of soccer; you have your technical, your tactical, your mental and your physical.We broke down defensively on all four of those.” Martin Castro. Waukesha North coach 

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