October 1, 2019
By Scott Williams
WAUSAU – The Wausau East girls swimming team ventured outside the Wisconsin Valley Conference for a dual meet Tuesday and enjoyed identical results.
Unbeaten through three conference dual meets, the Lumberjacks continued their winnings way with a 105-65 victory over Lakeland. Emma Clifford led the charge with a pair of first-place results.
Clifford won the 100-yard butterfly in a time of 1 minutes, 0.8 seconds and followed that up with a victory in the 100 backstroke (1:02.52).
East also received first-place performances from Ellie Sewall in the 200 individual medley (2:29.73), Alison Gilles in the 100 freestyle (57.95) and Morgan Forbes in the 100 breaststroke (1:14.57).
Sydney Schjoneman, Chloe Kremnitzer, Clifford and Lucy Gilles teamed up to claim the 400 freestyle relay with a time of 3:57.92. The Lumberjacks’ quartet of Schjoneman, Forbes, Clifford and Alison Gilles also placed first in the 200 medley relay (1:59.79).
D.C. Everest 3, Wausau East 1
WAUSAU – The Lumberjacks were unable to slow down the Evergreens’ dynamic duo of Tamirat Knutson and Diego Sanchez as DCE moved to .500 in conference play.
Knutson recorded yet another hat trick and Sanchez assisted on all three goals.
The Evergreens wasted no time jumping out to a lead when Knutson tucked home a shot off a pass from Sanchez at 4:17 of the opening half.
Knutson would tally his second of the night off another Sanchez feed to put DCE up 2-0 midway through the second half.
Lisandro Ortiz would get the Lumberjacks on the scoreboard less than eight minutes later to trim the deficit to 2-1.
However, none other than Knutson would find the back of the net against with less than a minute left in regulation to complete the hat trick and seal the win.
East keeper Connor Smith kept things interesting with eight saves. Matt Schafer stopped four shots in goal for DCE.
D.C. Everest 1 2 – 3
Please check back for further updates on the Wausau area high school sports scene from Tuesday.