Wausau Pilot & Review

MARSHFIELD – The Marshfield girls soccer team controlled the game early, broke through for two early goals, and held on the rest of the way to defeat Wausau East 2-0 in a Wisconsin Valley Conference contest Thursday at windy and snowy Heiting Community Stadium.

Avery Weister scored at the 7:59 mark and Grace Taylor added a goal 10 minutes later, both off assists from Sophia Gruenling, to give the Tigers a 2-0 lead.

Marshfield earned its third shutout of the season, improving to 4-1 overall and 2-0 in the Wisconsin Valley Conference. Wausau East was playing its season opener.

Ollie Liss-s-Gravemade made 12 saves in goal for Wausau East.

East will play a nonconference game at Rhinelander on Tuesday at 7 p.m.

Tigers 2, Lumberjacks 0
Wausau East   0   0   –   0
Marshfield   2   0   –   2
First half:
1. M, Avery Weister (Sophia Gruenling), 7:59; 2. M, Grace Taylor (Gruenling), 17:58.
Total shots: Wausau East 1; Marshfield 18.
Shots on goal: Wausau East 1; Marshfield 14.
Saves: WE, Ollie Liss-s-Gravemade 12; M, Ava Sainterme 1.
Records: Wausau East 0-1 overall and Wisconsin Valley Conference; Marshfield 4-1, 2-0 Wisconsin Valley Conference.