Continuing its shutout string, the Port Washington boys soccer team won its own tournament last weekend.
The Pirates blanked Luxembourg-Casco, 3-0, on Sept. 10 in the championship contest after playing Platteville-Lancaster to a scoreless tie and advancing on penalty kicks on Sept. 9.
Port came into this week having played six complete games without allowing a goal and compiling a 4-0-2 mark. The Pirates did allow three goals to Whitefish Bay in a North Shore Conference game on Sept. 6 that was suspended by lightning.
Coach Sean O'Brien was pleased with the tournament victory.
"We had a great team effort throughout the tournament," he said. "This is the first time we have won our tournament in 10 years."
Tanner Sauer posted the game-winning goal against Luxembourg-Casco in the title match on a pass from Jake Mankiewicz.
"It was a hustle play, and he was able to beat the keeper to the ball with a toe poke," O'Brien said. "Luxembourg-Casco was disciplined defensively, and it took us until the 80-minute mark to break them down."
In the earlier game, Port played Platteville-Lancaster evenly and prevailed 5-3 in the shootout.
"We did everything right except find the back of the net," O'Brien said. "We just couldn't break them down for the final put-away. We had a distinct advantage in shots (17-3), corner kicks (9-2) and possession. It was a credit to their defensive game plan; they were tough to break down."
Port met Cedarburg earlier this week and will take on Homestead at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 20, at Jefferson Middle School.