Marshfield boys soccer beats West for fifth-straight win
Steiner, Nikolai, McManus score for Tigers
By Paul Lecker
WAUSAU — Marshfield avenged an early-season loss by knocking off Wausau West 3-1 in a Wisconsin Valley Conference boys soccer game Thursday at West High School.
The Tigers have now won five games in a row to improve to 6-4-2 overall and 5-2 in the WVC. West, which beat Marshfield 5-2 in the conference opener on Sept. 1, is now 5-6 and 3-4 in the Valley.
Leo Steiner scored 12:54 into the game to give Marshfield a lead it would never relinquish.
Collin Nikolai added a goal in the 29th minute, and Hunter McManus scored with 12:39 remaining in the game for the Tigers.
Mathias Holm had 11 saves to earn the victory in goal for Marshfield.
“West played hard and has a lot of speed,” Marshfield coach Steve McCann said. “We were able to neutralize that and played a good game. The boys played hard. We created multiple, great scoring chances, so we really left a few goals out there.
“We still have potential to improve. It’s very exciting.”
Marshfield plays a nonconference game at Onalaska on Saturday.
(Hub City Times Sports Reporter Paul Lecker is also the publisher of MarshfieldAreaSports.com.)
Tigers 3, Warriors 1
Marshfield 2 1 – 3
Wausau West 0 1 – 1
First half: 1. M, Leo Steiner (Luke McCann), 12:54; 2. M, Collin Nikolai, 28:41.
Second half: 3. WW, Cullen Stangel (Barni Shiferaw), 51:52; 4. M, Hunter McManus, 82:21.
Total shots: Marshfield 14; Wausau West 16.
Shots on goal: Marshfield 11; Wausau West 12.
Saves: M, Mathias Holm 11; WW, Thomas Hogan 8.
Records: Marshfield 6-4-2, 5-2 Wisconsin Valley Conference; Wausau West 5-6, 3-4 WVC.