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Photo gallery: Marshfield football team’s win over Neenah, Sept. 16

Posted on 19 September 2011 by paul

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Photos from the Marshfield football team’s 41-0 win over Neenah on Sept. 16 at Beell Stadium.

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Marshfield's Gus Utech kicks one of his two field goals, out of the hold of Bo Howard, during the Tigers' 41-0 win over Neenah on Sept. 16. (Photo by Paul Lecker/MarshfieldAreaSports.com)

Marshfield's Mack Scheppler returns an interception during the Tigers' win over Neenah on Sept. 16. (Photo by Paul Lecker/MarshfieldAreaSports.com)

Marshfield defensive end Matt Scheel jumps to try to deflect the pass attempt of Neenah's quarterback during the Tigers' win on Sept. 16. (Photo by Paul Lecker/MarshfieldAreaSports.com)

Marshfield running back Riley Gebelein stiff arms a Neenah defender during the Tigers' 41-0 win on Sept. 16. (Photo by Paul Lecker/MarshfieldAreaSports.com)

Marshfield lineman Cody Schmitt blocks a Neenah defending during the Tigers' win on Sept. 16. (Photo by Paul Lecker/MarshfieldAreaSports.com)

Marshfield defensive end Trevor Peterson corrals an interception that he then returned 12 yards for a touchdown during a 41-0 win over Neenah on Sept. 16 at Beell Stadium. (Photo by Paul Lecker/MarshfieldAreaSports.com)

Trevor Peterson celebrates his 12-yard interception return for a touchdown during Marshfield's 41-0 win over Neenah on Sept. 16. (Photo by Paul Lecker/MarshfieldAreaSports.com)

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Photo gallery: Marshfield boys soccer photos vs. Merrill & Wisconsin Rapids

Posted on 19 September 2011 by paul

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Photos from Marshfield boys soccer games against Merrill on Sept. 1 and Wisconsin Rapids on Sept. 15.

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Marshfield's Matt McCann heads a pass off a corner kick in front of four Wisconsin Rapids defenders during a game at Griese Park on Sept. 15. (Photo by Paul Lecker/MarshfieldAreaSports.com)

Marshfield's Eli Oba tries to control the ball during the Tigers' win over Wisconsin Rapids on Sept. 15. (Photo by Paul Lecker/MarshfieldAreaSports.com)

Matt McCann of Marshfield takes a shot during the Tigers' win over Merrill on Sept. 1 at Griese Park. (Photo by Paul Lecker/MarshfieldAreaSports.com)

Marshfield senior Alex Kelhofer slips past a Merrill player during the Tigers win over Merrill on Sept. 1. (Photo by Paul Lecker/MarshfieldAreaSports.com)

Marshfield's Jack Haessly, left, battles for a ball during the Tigers' win over Wisconsin Rapids on Sept. 15. (Photo by Paul Lecker/MarshfieldAreaSports.com)

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Marshfield boys soccer team wins twice to take Marshfield Invitational

Posted on 18 September 2011 by paul

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MARSHFIELD – The Marshfield boys soccer team extended its win streak to three after taking two games and winning the Marshfield Invitational on Saturday at Griese Park.

The Tigers defeated Tomah 3-0 and Reedsburg 2-1 to win the tournament title and improve to 5-7-2 overall this season.

Austin Gilbert scored 10:31 into the opener against Tomah. Matt McCann added a goal 3:13 into the second half and Schuyler Seyfert finished the scoring for the Tigers with a goal with 4:48 remaining.

In Game 2 against Reedsburg, Eli Oba scored 4:12 into the game to give Marshfield the early lead.

Sam Garret tied the game for Reedsburg at the 27:09 before Nick Guzowski scored what proved to be the game-winner 9:42 into the second half for the Tigers.

Erik Holm only had to make two saves in each game in goal for the Tigers.

“I thought the kids played really well today,” Marshfield coach Ron Todryk said. “Our pass game has shown steady improvement and now with us being able to put the ball in the net, that’s taken a lot of pressure off the defense and that’s improving their play.”

Tomah and Rhinelander finished 1-1 in the tournament as Tomah defeated the Hodags 4-1. Rhinelander beat Reedsburg 5-1 in the other game of the tournament.

Marshfield returns to Wisconsin Valley Conference action at Wausau West on Tuesday and it hosts Wausau East on Thursday.

Marshfield 3, Tomah 0
Tomah 0 0 – 0
Marshfield 1 2 – 3
First half:
1. M, Austin Gilbert (unassisted), 10:31.
Second half: 2. M, Matt McCann (Quinn Schuster), 43:13; 3. M, Schuyler Seyfert (ua), 75:12.
Saves: T, Sam Mattison 4; M, Erik Holm 2.

Marshfield 2, Reedsburg 1
Reedsburg 1 0 – 1
Marshfield 1 1 – 2
First half:
1. M, Eli Oba (ua), 4:12; 2. R, Sam Garret (ua), 27:09.
Second half: 3. M, Nick Guzowski (Alex Kelnhofer), 49:42.
Saves: R, Edwardo Gonzalez 3; M, Holm 2.

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Marshfield girls swimmers take sixth at Chippewa Falls Invite

Posted on 18 September 2011 by paul

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CHIPPEWA FALLS – Emma Holbrook won the 100 backstroke and was a part of two relay teams that finished in the top four to help the Marshfield girls swim team to a sixth-place finish at the Chippewa Falls Invitational on Saturday.

Holbook won the 100 backstroke in 1 minute, 2.27 seconds for the Tigers’ lone victory.

Holbrook, Laura Josephson, Sarah Clessens and Megan Marotz teamed to take second in the 200 medley relay (2:03.66) and fourth in the 400 freestyle relay in 4:06.95.

Josephson took third in the 100 butterfly (1:08.76), and Marotz was fourth in the 50 free (27.01) and fifth in the 100 free (59.68) for the Tigers.

Marshfield hosts Merrill in a Wisconsin Valley Conference dual meet on Thursday.

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Marshfield volleyball sweeps three matches at WVC tournament

Posted on 17 September 2011 by paul

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MERRILL – The Marshfield volleyball team swept three matches Saturday at the first Wisconsin Valley Conference tournament of the season at Merrill High School.

The Tigers whipped Wisconsin Rapids 25-11, 25-13, 25-12; Wausau West 25-18, 25-23, 25-20; and D.C. Everest 25-21, 25-12, 25-20 to improve to 4-1 in the conference.

“We went and accomplished exactly what we wanted to do today,” Marshfield coach Dawn Sadowska said. “This was a total team effort, and I am proud of the girls for finishing each match in three sets.”

Tiffany Stargardt had 41 kills, 44 digs and five service aces for the Tigers. Mikala Sebastian added 32 kills and 11 blocks, Darian Molter had a team-high 46 digs, Tori Nanstad had five aces and Mary Wolff had 61 assists for Marshfield.

Marshfield (20-6 overall) hosts Merrill on Thursday.

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Danica Harrison wins D-3 title at Smiley Cross Country Invitational

Posted on 17 September 2011 by paul

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WAUSAU – Auburndale senior Danica Harrison showed she will be someone to be reckoned with when the Division 3 cross country postseason rolls around.

Harrison placed fourth among 188 runners in the Division 2-3 race – and was the first Division 3 runner to cross the finish line – on Saturday at the Smiley Invitational at American Legion Golf Course.

Harrison finished the race in 15:30.18, 30 seconds behind winner Rachel Sudbury of Tomahawk.

Auburndale finished 14th in the team standings with 363 points, as Abby Bauer finished 32nd in 16:49.

“Danica ran a great race to win the Division 3 race, and Luke Haas resisted going out with the fast pace set by the boys at the start of the race, and moved up finish fourth in the boys Division 3 race,” Auburndale coach Jim Johnson said. “Both the boys and girls team continued to improve by placing sixth and fifth, respectively, (in Division 3) against a very strong field.”

Spencer was 24th with 690 points, led by Samantha Fuehrer, who was 71st in 17:50.

Wausau West took the Division 1 Large team title, with Marshfield finishing ninth. River Falls took first in the Division 1 Small standings and Little Chute won the Division 2-3 team title.

Rebecca Voss led Marshfield, taking 12th in Division 1 Large and 21st overall in Division 1, finishing in 15:46.

Marshfield was 10th in the Division 1 Large boys standings as Adam Voss took 19th (28th overall) in 17:18. Nolan Redetzke was 27th in 17:33.

D.C. Everest (Division 1 Large), River Falls (Division 1 Small) and Nekoosa/Port Edwards (Division 2-3) were the team champions.

Smiley Invitational
American Legion Golf Course, Wausau, Sept. 17
Boys
Division 1 Large
Team standings:
1. D.C. Everest 48; 2. Stevens Point 58; 3. Eau Claire Memorial 115; 4. Madison Memorial 138; 5. Wausau East 155; 6. Kimberly 175; 7. Eau Claire North 204; 8. Appleton East 211; 9. Watertown 217; 10. Marshfield 256; 11. Wisconsin Rapids 285; 12. Wausau West 291.
Top 10: 1. Michael Larson (SP) 16:15.88; 2. Christian Phelps (ECM) 16:16.46; 3. Jacob Dirkman (DC) 16:21.46; 4. Jonah Weisse (MM) 16:27.35; 5. Alex Rink (KIM) 16:36.43; 6. Luke Merchant (DC) 16:45.62; 7. Sam Sheibley (SP) 16:47.26; 8. Sam Anderson (SP) 16:52.21; 9. Andrew Gifford (WAT) 16:56.96; 10. Sam Anderson (DC) 16:57.80.
Marshfield results: 19. Adam Voss 17:18; 27. Nolan Redetzke 17:33; 51. Max Tibbett 18:20; 77. Talon Labreck 19:12; 82. Mitchell Fisher 19:39; 84. Josh Herron 19:47; 87. Cole Irish 20:10; 88. Jake Akin 20:19.
Division 1 Small
Team standings:
1. River Falls 45; 2. La Crosse Central 58; 3. Shawano 103; 4. Lakeland 112; 5. Seymour 120; 6. Rhinelander 135; 7. Oregon 154; 8. Merrill 186; Antigo, Pulaski incomplete.
Top 10: 1. Cody Artymiuk (ANT) 16:16.99; 2. Ali Jandal (LCC) 16:18.30; 3. Alexander Buss (SH) 16:35.81; 4. Trent Powell (RF) 16:36.02; 5. James Saxton (LCC) 16:45.16; 6. Riley Tuma (SH) 17:03.10; 7. Nate Schoone (RH) 17:12.74; 8. Sean Wagner (SEY) 17:12.85; 9. Shae Taylor (RF) 17:13.78; 10. Salvador Bastien (RF) 17:20.14.
Division 2-3
Team standings:
1. Nekoosa/Port Edwards 46; 2. Little Chute 95; 3. Boscobel 147; 4. Albany 152; 5. Chequamegon 175; 6. Tomahawk 205; 7. Rosholt 224; 8. Marathon 260; 9. Wittenberg-Birnamwood 291; 10. Kiel 311; 11. West Salem 329; 12. Auburndale 394; 13. Colby/Abbotsford 405; 14. Prentice/Rib Lake 412; 15. Mosinee 457; 16. Parkview 490; 17. Iola-Scandinavia 499; 18. Northland Pines 511; 19. Amherst 521; 20. Peshtigo 547; 21. Wisconsin Rapids Assumption 558; 22. Edgar 579; 23. Loyal 607; 24. Spencer 658; 25. Stevens Point Pacelli 678; 26. Athens 708; 27. Stewartville 712; Adams-Friendship, Neillsville, Stratford, Laona-Wabeno incomplete.
Top 10: 1. Brandon Barrette (PES) 16:38.82; 2. Matt Eidenschink (NPE) 16:41.05; 3. Matthew Easker (WB) 16:43.04; 4. Jordan Yenter (ROS) 17:03.52; 5. Jarod Coyer (NPE) 17:06.74; 6. Joe Van Grinsven (LC) 17:07.00; 7. Bryan Tomek (TOM) 17:08.83; 8. Mike Peterson (NPE) 17:09.37; 9. Charles Corbett (CHQ) 17:15.69; 10. Ryan Mindham (BOS) 17:18.76.
Auburndale results: 11. Luke Haas 17:22; 41. David Haas 18:24; 89. Jacob Hunsberger 19:32; 114. Tom Sable 19:56; 139. Aaron Kollross 20:36; 149. Lane Schuld 21:04; 163. Cody Steines 21:36; 174. Jared SNortheim 22:06.
Spencer results: 74. Danny Schubert 19:11.50; 123. Donovan Fox 20:03.21; 150. Rudy Nieman 20:48.39; 169. Ryan stange 21:28.75; 170. Austin Mueller 21:29.66; 189. Joshua Cherek 22:14.51.
Stratford results: 133. Mark Wenzel 20:15.58; 151. Matt Krall 20:52.70; Henry Uthmeier 21:42.17; 194. Brandon Foley 22:30.16.
Girls
Division 1 Large
Team results:
1. Wausau West 56; 2. D.C. Everest 106; 3. Kimberly 111; 4. Stevens Point 121; 5. Eau Claire Memorial 155; 6. Wausau East 162; 7. Sun Prairie 174; 8. Madison Memorial 183; 9. Marshfield 211; 10. Appleton East 214; 11. Watertown 229; 12. Eau Clarie North 382; 13. Wiscnosin Rapids 383.
Top 10: 1. Ashley Eckhoff (WE) 14:46.30; 2. Sarah Poirier (WW) 15:09.85; 3. Mira Ensley-Field (AE) 15:16.37; 4. McKenzie Carper (KIM) 15:17.89; 5. Amy Kong (SP) 15:20.26; 6. Marissa Matushak (WW) 15:22.13; 7. McKenzie Taggatz (SP) 15:24.94; 8. Kennidi Knoblock (WE) 15:30.60; 9. Ellie Hrdina (WW) 15:35.26; 10. Katelyn Stine (WE) 15:40.15.
Marshfield results: 12. Rebecca Voss 15:46; 46. Leah Cherney 16:53; 47. Jennifer Kaiser 16:55; 50. Sara Fuller 16:59; 56. Melissa Brix 17:11; 59. Alexis Dzikowich 17:14; 63. Ashley Holubets 17:21; 73. Danielle Sopiarz 17:43.
Division 1 Small
Team results:
1. River Falls 47; 2. La Crosse Central 67; 3. West Bend West 90; 4. Oregon 99; 5. Antigo 141; 6. Pulaski 177; 7. Rhinelander 214; 8. Shawano 229; 9. Seymour 242; 10. Lakeland 243; 11. Merrill 262.
Top 10: 1. Paige Skorseth (RF) 15:04.24; 2. Delaney Fitzpatrick (LAK) 15:16.12; 3. Annie Frisbie (RF) 15:27.97; 4. Violet Weibel (LCC) 15:28.91; 5. Maranda Ricker (ORE) 15:36.27; 6. Sydney Pretasky (LCC) 15:39.57; 7. Erica Wanie (WBW) 15:40.83; 8. Natalie Powell (RF) 15:42.44; 9. Kyra Gudex (WBW) 15:43.46; 10. Sammy Stimac (ANT) 15:48.40.
Division 2-3
Team results:
1. Little Chute 109; 2. Kiel 130; 3. Tomahawk 132; 4. Boscobel 176; 5. Peshtigo 183; 6. Wittenberg-Birnamwood 185; 7. Edgar 204; 8. Colby/Abbotsford 210; 9. Laona-Wabeno 296; 10. Parkview 328; 11. West Salem 332; 12. Mosinee 335; 13. Phillips 346; 14. Auburndale 363; 15. Adams-Friendship 363; 16. Nekoosa/Port Edwards 369; 17. Marathon 440; 18. Amherst 451; 19. Stewartville 452; 20. Northland Pines 466; 21. Iola-Scandinavia 496; 22. Three Lakes 542; 23. Chequamegon 589; 24. Spencer 690; 25. Stevens Point Pacelli 720.
Top 10: 1. Rachel Sudbury (TOM) 14:59.44; 2. Jena Williams (KIEL) 15:21.07; 3. Anna Madsen (PES) 15:26.07; 4. Danica Harrison (AUB) 15:30.18; 5. Keely Foley (BOS) 15:38.18; 6. Megan Tarlton (LW) 15:41.49; 7. Abbie Botz (LC) 15:48.41; 8. Natalie Miller (TL) 15:50.89; 9. Ashley Sternhagen (AF) 15:55.68; 10. Julia Zautcke (LC) 15:59.33.
Other Auburndale results: 32. Abby Bauer 16:49; 96. Emma Steines 18:13; 102. Stafani Karl 18:17; 129. Heather Nigh 18:42; 137. Sam Karl 18:59; 169. Becky Willfahrt 20:06; 178. Melanie Brandl 21:24.
Spencer results: 71. Samantha Fuehrer 17:50; 130. Paige Lawrence 18:43; 157. Jessica Mueller 19:29; 164. Cora Beyreis 19:44; 168. Jordyn Wichlacz 19:55; 173. Macie Wienke 20:40.

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Marshfield football dominates Neenah, improves to 5-0

Posted on 16 September 2011 by paul

Marshfield's Trevor Peterson intercepts a pass with one hand (top) and celebrates with his teammates (bottom) after he returned it 12 yards for a touchdown as the Tigers rolled to a 41-0 win over Neenah on Friday night at Beell Stadium. (Photos by Paul Lecker/MarshfieldAreaSports.com)

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By Paul Lecker
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MARSHFIELD – Marshfield has been dominating its new foes in the Valley Football Association South Division so far this season, and Friday’s game against Neenah may have been the Tigers’ best performance yet this season.

The Tigers improved to 5-0 and 3-0 in the VFA South with a 41-0 whipping of Neenah at Beell Stadium.

Marshfield jumped out to a 31-0 after the first quarter on its way to the rout. The Tigers, ranked No. 3 in this week’s WisSports.Net Division 2 State Football Coaches Poll, have outscored their opponents 223-60 in their five games so far this season.

Riley Gebelein rushed for 101 yards and two touchdowns, Cody Tarnowski added 93 yards on the ground and a score, and Trevor Peterson returned an interception 12 yards for a touchdown to lead Marshfield. All four of those touchdowns came in the first quarter.

Marshfield outgained Neenah 371-68 as the Tigers’ defense had their way.

Zach Schwantz, Mack Scheppler and Peterson had interceptions in the first half for Marshfield, which allowed just 29 yards in the first half.

“When I look out there on first down and they’re going backwards, I guess that’s a pretty good thing for us,” Marshfield coach Denny Goettl said. “Our front seven are keeping them going the other way and our defensive backs are coming up big when they need to make plays. Our safeties are ballhawks and they love to hit.”

The Tigers wasted little time getting their offense rolling again. Gebelein took the first play of the game 60 yards and scored two plays later from 18 yards away to make it 7-0 just 42 seconds into the contest.

Gus Utech kicked a 39-yard field goal following Schwantz’s interception and following a punt, Marshfield drove 45 yards in three plays to score again, on a 9-yard run by Gebelein.

On Neenah’s next possession, it was the defense’s turn to get in the act for the Tigers. Defensive end Matt Scheel hit Rockets’ quarterback Jake Cort from behind as he was throwing and Peterson tipped the ball a few times before corralling it and rumbling 12 yards for another Marshfield touchdown, making it 24-0 with 2:49 to go in the opening quarter.

“As a team, when we click, it’s hard to stop us and hard to the move the ball,” Scheel said. “They let me come clean off the side. Fortunately, the running back came up to pick up Trevor Peterson and I was lucky enough to hit him and knock it loose, and my friend Trevor Peterson took it in.

“I didn’t see it because I was sitting on the ground, but when I came up it was all hugs and screams on the sidelines.”

Peterson was especially proud of the shutout, and the fact that the Marshfield defensive line knocked down five pass attempts – three by Alex Arendt.

“Matt came around the outside and nailed him pretty good and the ball went up in the air,” Peterson said. “After I tipped it to myself about three times I caught it and then I was off the end zone. I wasn’t stopping before I got there. It was my first catch ever and it was pretty sweet.”

Tarnowski ran 41 yards for another score on the first play following another Neenah punt and the Tigers led 31-0 after the first quarter.

Utech kicked a 24-yard field goal to cap a 13-play drive and Austin Littmann hauled in a 2-yard touchdown pass from Elliot Ashbeck 25 seconds before halftime to push Marshfield’s lead to 41-0.

Neither team scored in the second half as the running clock, mandated by the 35-point-plus lead, shortened the game.

“You can see that the hard work has paid off,” Goettl said. “Last year was a stepping stone for us. The junior kids really stepped up and worked their tails off in the weight room and in track and in baseball and all the other sports they play in. You just have to hand it to the kids. They’re a great group of guys. They really want to work hard.”

Marshfield travels to Titan Stadium in Oshkosh next week to play Oshkosh West (1-4, 1-2 VFA South) on Friday at 7 p.m.

Tigers 41, Rockets 0
Neenah 0 0 0 0 – 0
Marshfield 31 10 0 0 – 41
FIRST QUARTER

M – Riley Gebelein 18 run (Gus Utech kick), 11:18.
M – Utech 39 field goal, 9:00.
M – Gebelein 9 run (Utech kick), 4:35.
M – Trevor Peterson 12 interception return (Utech kick), 2:49.
M – Cody Tarnowski 41 run (Utech kick), 1:08.
SECOND QUARTER
M – Utech 24 field goal, 5:44.
M – Austin Littmann 2 pass from Elliot Ashbeck (Utech kick), 0:25.
TEAM STATISTICS
First downs:
Neenah 8; Marshfield 13.
Rushing (att-yards): Neenah 25-35; Marshfield 26-228.
Passing (comp-att-yards-int): Neenah 5-24-33-3; Marshfield 10-23-143-0.
Fumbles (total-lost): Neenah 0-0; Marshfield 1-0.
Penalties: Neenah 8-43; Marshfield 4-50.
INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS
Rushing:
N, Charles McDonald 19-43, Kyle Winek 2-3, Cole Joubert 1-2, Willie Diedrich 1-minus 2, Jake Cort 2-minus 11. M, Riley Gebelein 10-101, Cody Tarnowski 6-93, Bo Howard 2-18, Jack Marquardt 4-15, Ryan Trierweiler 2-6, Elliot Ashbeck 2-minus 5.
Passing: N, Cort 5-24-33-3. M, Ashbeck 10-22-143-0, Howard 0-1-0-0.
Receiving: N, Jordan Entwisle 2-19, Tyler Smith 2-13, McDonald 1-1. M, Jordan Litwatis 4-35, Austin Littmann 3-61, Gebelein 2-40, Brandon Brown 1-7.
Interceptions (defense): M, Zach Schwanz, Mack Scheppler, Trevor Peterson.
Punting: N, Jared Jahnke 7-31.5 avg; M, none.
Records: Neenah 2-3, 1-2 Valley Football Association South; Marshfield 5-0, 3-0 VFA South.

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Stevens Point sweeps Marshfield volleyball

Posted on 15 September 2011 by paul

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STEVENS POINT – Stevens Point won the battle of Wisconsin Valley Conference undefeated teams with a 3-0 sweep of Marshfield in a volleyball match Thursday night at Stevens Point Area Senior High.

SPASH won 25-18, 25-12, 25-20, to improve to 3-0 in the WVC and remain in a first-place tie with Merrill, which defeated Wisconsin Rapids on Thursday. Marshfield falls to 1-1.

Tiffany Stargardt had nine kills and 12 digs, Mikala Sebastian and Chelsea Akin each had seven kills, and Darian Molter had a team-high 15 digs for the Tigers.

Setters Mary Wolff and Tori Nanstad had 12 and 11 assists, respectively, for Marshfield.

“We definitely were not on our ‘A’ game tonight,” Marshfield coach Dawn Sadowska said. “We gave SPASH too many free balls, giving them lots of opportunities to run their quick offense. We’ll have to bounce back quickly to play three conference matches on Saturday and stay in the race for the conference championship.”

Marshfield plays at the first of two scheduled Wisconsin Valley Conference tournaments on Saturday at Merrill.

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Marshfield boys soccer team shuts out Wisconsin Rapids, 3-0

Posted on 15 September 2011 by paul

Marshfield's Matt McCann takes a shot and scores between Wisconsin Rapids defenders John Larsen, left, and Steve Dykstra during Thursday's Wisconsin Valley Conference boys soccer game at Griese Park. McCann added another goal in the second half as the Tigers won 3-0. (Photo by Paul Lecker/Marshfield)

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By Paul Lecker
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MARSHFIELD – The Marshfield boys soccer team may have finally found the offensive punch it has been lacking for much of the season.

The Tigers got two early goals from Quinn Schuster and Matt McCann, and McCann added another goal in the second half as Marshfield shutout Wisconsin Rapids 3-0 in a Wisconsin Valley Conference game Thursday at Griese Park.

Marshfield (3-7-2, 3-4 Wisconsin Valley Conference), which has been shutout in five of its seven losses this season, has scored multiple goals in the past two games. Despite losing 6-2 to Stevens Point on Tuesday, the Tigers may have found their missing offense and it carried over into Thursday’s win over Rapids (2-8-1, 2-4-1 WVC).

“I feel like when we played Rapids last time (a 1-0 double overtime loss on Aug. 23), that should have been our game,” said sophomore Austin Gilbert, who assisted on both of McCann’s goals. “We changed up our lineup and think that really helps. We changed our lineup to a 4-4-2, and even though we lost 6-2 (to Point), I don’t think that score really showed how we played like a team. It’s looking up for us.”

Schuster scored following a deflection on a corner kick at the 14:09 mark of the first half to get the Tigers off and running.

Just 5:24 later, Gilbert touched a pass to McCann, who scored from the top of the goal box to put Marshfield up 2-0.

Marshfield outshot Wisconsin Rapids 4-2 in the first half, with goalkeeper Erik Holm coming up with a big save on a point-blank shot by the Raiders at the 32:20 mark.

“We’ve had our chances all year and they’re finally starting to fall,” McCann said. “We’re playing better as a team and we are finally scoring goals. We’re getting really nice passing.”

McCann headed in a corner kick from Gilbert 16:39 into the second half to make it 3-0. That final goal took the wind out of the sails of Wisconsin Rapids, which only attempted one shot in the final 23 minutes.

“We play a good solid passing game, that thing that has hurt us is our lack of scoring,” Marshfield coach Ron Todryk said. “We ended up with three goals today, we had nine shots on goal, which is fantastic for us.

“We’ve been a good, solid defensive team, a good midfield team, and now our striking ability is coming forth.”

The Tigers will take on Tomah at noon and Reedsburg at 4 p.m. Saturday at Griese Park. Tomah and Reedsburg will play each other at 2 p.m. to round out the Marshfield Invitational schedule.

Tigers 3, Raiders 0
Wisconsin Rapids 0 0 – 0
Marshfield 2 1 – 3
First half:
1. M, Quinn Schuster (unassisted), 14:09; 2. M, Matt McCann (Austin Gilbert), 19:33.
Second half: 3. M, McCann (Gilbert corner kick), 56:39.
Shots on goal: Marshfield 9, Wisconsin Rapids 3.
Saves: Erik Holm (M) 3; Kevin Banack (WR) 6.
Records: Wisconsin Rapids 2-8-1, 2-4-1 Wisconsin Valley Conference; Marshfield 3-7-2, 3-4 WVC.

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Marshfield JV football teams rout Merrill, Neenah

Posted on 15 September 2011 by paul

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MARSHFIELD – The Marshfield JV A team whipped Neenah 41-7 behind two touchdowns each from Jeff Allison and Keiron Howlett.

Allison had 101 yards rushing on just four carries. He scored on a 38-yard run and added an 82-yard kickoff return for a touchdown.

Howlett rushed 15 times for 95 yards and scored on a 5-yard run and on a 24-yard pass from Colton Zahradka.

Zahradka added a 7-yard touchdown run and Luke Mahoney had a 1-yard touchdown run for the Tigers.

Brad Krueger was 5-for-5 on extra-point kicks.

Zach Meissner, Matt Rickman and Mitch Ott were the leading tacklers for the Marshfield defense. Nate Peterson, Ott, Carsten Lovestad and Cullen Bump recovered Neenah fumbles and Craig Serchen had an interception for the Tigers.

The Marshfield JV team improves to 4-1 and plays at Beell Stadium at 6 p.m. next Thursday against Oshkosh West.

The Marshfield JV B football team pounded Merrill 33-0 on Thursday at Marshfield High School.

Jack Donahue scored on touchdown runs of 1 and 2 yards, tossed touchdown passes of 16 and 29 yards to Gunnar Baasch and had three extra points in the Tigers’ victory.

Trevor Heiman ran 10 times for 129 yards and Cameron Swanson and Jordan Schultz each had interceptions for Marshfield.

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