Marshfield girls soccer upends Ashwaubenon in WIAA Division 2 regional semifinal
By Paul Lecker
ASHWAUBENON – The Marshfield girls soccer team pulled off a big playoff win Thursday, upsetting No. 3 seed Ashwaubenon 2-1 in a WIAA Division 2 regional semifinal.
The sixth-seeded Tigers, who had lost to Ashwaubenon 4-3 during the regular season, improve to 6-16-1 and will move on to a D-2 regional final at No. 2 seed Rhinelander (17-3-1) at 7 p.m. Saturday. The Hodags shut out Merrill 4-0 on Thursday.
Marshfield lost to Rhinelander 5-2 at the Hodags’ home tournament on May 13.
Julia Urban scored off an assist from Olivia Haessly just 2:26 into the game, and Kendra Tremelling added another goal at the 12:35 mark to give the Tigers an early 2-0 lead.
Marshfield’s Andrea Carolfi had eight saves in goal, giving up just one to the Jaguars’ Sakora John 5:02 into the second half.
“The defense played particularly great in shutting down Kayla Minor, who had a hat trick in their win against us earlier this season,” Marshfield coach Steve Lindner said. “The whole team had a great week, and even though the rotation was smaller for the players, it was a team victory.
“Emily Critelli played outstanding, her greatest game as a Tiger. She saved two goals with kicks that were heading in the net to preserve the win.”
(Hub City Times Sports Reporter Paul Lecker is also the publisher of MarshfieldAreaSports.com.)
Tigers 2, Jaguars 1
Marshfield 2 0 – 2
Ashwaubenon 0 1 – 1
First half: 1. M, Julia Urban (Olivia Haessly), 2:26; 2. M, Kendra Tremelling (O. Haessly), 12:35.
Second half: 3. A, Sakora John, 50:02.
Saves: M, Andrea Carolfi 8.
Records: Marshfield 6-16-1; Ashwaubenon 9-9-6.