October 17, 2019
By Scott Williams
WAUSAU – Sara Mayer and Bethany Rahn each picked up a pair of first-place results and the D.C. Everest girls swimming team continued its dominance of the Wisconsin Valley Conference by dunking Wausau West 130-39 in dual meet action Thursday night.
Rahn doubled her pleasure to winning the 500-yard freestyle in a time of 5 minutes, 23.09 seconds. She added a first in the 100 backstroke (1:02.65). Mayer topped the field in the 100 breaststroke (1:12.36) and 200 individual medley (2:18.96)
The Evergreens also receiving winning performance from Adeline Hunter in the 50 freestyle (27.62), Marina Schinke in the 200 freestyle (2:12.47), Michelle Gutierrez-Jakobi in the 100 butterfly (1:05.06) and Maddie Van Ermen in the 100 freestyle (58.64).
DCE also swept all three relay events, including 1-2 finishes in the 200 and 400 freestyle relays.
D.C. Everest 4, Merrill 2
MERRILL – Tamirat Knutson had a hand in every goal with a pair of goals and two assists and the Evergreens doubled up the Bluejays to close out Wisconsin Valley Conference play.
Connor Gilmore opened the scoring for DCE off an assist from Knutson, who then pushed the lead to 2-0 when he scored 7 minutes later.
John Belton, who shared keeper duties with Matt Schafer, gave the Evergreens a three-goal lead in the first half. Knutson assisted on his goal.
Merrill made things interesting with back-to-back goals to cut the deficit to 3-2 before Knutson sealed the win with his second goal of the match.
D.C. Everest 3 1 – 4
Merrill 1 1 – 2
MARSHFIELD– The Wausau West Warriors suffered a 3-1 loss to Marshfield in Wisconsin Valley Conference volleyball action.
With the win, Marshfield notches its eighth win in Valley play. The Tigers conclude conference play with a 8-4 record.
West falls to 7-5 in the Valley.
The Warriors were led in kills by Robyn Kirsch, who had 14. Kirsch also led the team with four aces. Kiley Deaton added seven kills and a team-high 16 digs for West.
Grace Michalski had 25 assists and Jenna Rusch had 15 digs.
West took the first set 25-17, but the Tigers roared back to win the next three sets 25-19, 25-19, 27-25.