CWS Sports Desk

May 2, 2019

Marshfield 2, SPASH 1

Marshfield — Marshfield coach Steve Lindner thought he might need his team’s best game of the year to beat SPASH Thursday evening, and he got it.

The Tigers took a 2-1 home victory on two Nina Hashimoto goals, one of which came just seconds after SPASH took the initial lead.

Panthers junior midfielder Maleah Krush got an unassisted goat at the 26:25 mark, but Hashimoto followed up with the same just 18 seconds later, leaving the score tied 1-1 at the half.

It only took Hashimoto a minute and 47 seconds of the second half to get her next goal, with Nicole Simon assisting. That lead held up, giving Marshfield a 6-5-1 overall record and bringing them to 3-3-1 in the Wisconsin Valley Conference.

At 10 points in the table, the Tigers are in fourth, two points behind third-place SPASH.

“SPASH is such a quality program and to defeat them is huge for our program and the team,” Lindner said. “They never quit and are relentless, but tonight the Tigers were up to the challenge.

“I am very proud of the team and they never quit or backed down from a very strong opponent.”

Mikayla Brueggen had 13 saves for Marshfield, while Bergen Beversdorf had two for SPASH (6-6, 4-3 WVC).

Wausau East 5, Merrill 0

Wausau — The Lumberjacks got a pair of goals each from Abby Thompson and Amaya O’Hearn, as well as one from Emma Dehnel, to take a convincing win over Merrill.

All the goals game in the first half. Dehnel started off the scoring in the 6th minute off a Thompson assist.

In the 8th, Thompson made it 2-0 on an unassisted goal.O’Hearn got into the act in the 25th and 30th minutes, with Dehnel and Thompson, respectively,  earning assists on those two goals.

Thompson scored the final goal unassisted in the 35th.

Alexis Tate two saves in goal for East, while Kaylee Bowe had four for Merrill.

East is now 3-3-1 overall and 2-3-1 in the WVC, standing in fifth in the league table at 7 points. That puts the (3-7-1, 1-Lumberjacks 4 points ahead of Merrill (3-7-1, 1-6 WVC, 3 points, sixth place).

Wisconsin Rapids 5, Wausau West 1

Wausau — The Red Raiders moved back into a first-place tie in the Wisconsin Valley Conference with a solid 5-1 win over Wausau West Thursday.

” “It was good to see us come out and effectively ice the game early,” Rapids coach Nate Cleveland said. “It’s always good to get a road win in the valley.”

The Raiders got on the board quickly, with Hannah Jarosh scoring off an Ashley Abbot assist in the second minute.

They scored two more in quick succession midway through the half. Dakota Mitchell took an Abby Schuerman assist in the 24th to make it 2-0, and barely two minutes later, Cierra Nieman scored unassisted.

That made it 3-0, a score that lasted through halftime and well into the second half.

Morgan Bolz put West on the board with an unassisted score in the 76th to make it 3-1, but Rapids struck back quickly.  Karis Browley scored unassisted in the 82nd and Ashley Abbot did the same in the 87th to close out the scoring.

Rapids is 8-3-1 overall and 6-1 in WVC play. At 18 points in the league table, the Raiders are tied with D.C. Everest, which is undefeated through six WVC games and had Thursday off.

West is now 0-6 in conference play.