Stevens Point holds off Marshfield boys soccer
Tigers fall to 2-4
By Paul Lecker
MARSHFIELD — Stevens Point scored twice in the first 19 minutes of the second half and held off Marshfield 5-4 in a Wisconsin Valley Conference boys soccer game Friday at Griese Park.
The game was a make-up as Tuesday’s originally scheduled match was postponed due to thunderstorms.
Stevens Point is now 4-0 overall and 3-0 in the Wisconsin Valley Conference, and the Tigers drop to 2-4 and 1-2 in the Valley after losing for the second-straight day.
The two teams exchanged goals through the first 50 minutes. Luke McCann scored twice, and Collin Nikolai added a goal for Marshfield. McCann’s second one, 4:28 into the second half, tied the game at 3-3.
Stevens Point responded with two goals in a span of 5½ minutes to take the lead.
Alec Hinson scored with 15:41 remaining for the Tigers, but that was all they could muster.
“It was a good, competitive game tonight with back-and-forth scoring,” Marshfield coach Steve McCann said. “The boys played hard coming off (the) late game last night.”
Marshfield will play a nonconference game at Tomah on Saturday.
(Hub City Times Sports Reporter Paul Lecker is also the publisher of MarshfieldAreaSports.com.)
Panthers 5, Tigers 4
Stevens Point 3 2 – 5
Marshfield 2 2 – 4
First half: 1. SP, Nate Napiwocki, 7:36; 2. M, Luke McCann (Klaus Friedli), 12:37; 3. SP, Joey Dorgan, 27:57; 4. M, Collin Nikolai (Alec Hinson), 40:59; 5. SP, Napiwocki (Dorgan), 43:33.
Second half: 6. M, McCann, 49:28; 7. SP, McKenon Diekroger, 58:39; 8. SP, Napiowocki (Jarrett Jones), 64;01; 9. M, Hinson (Kade McManus), 74:19.
Saves: SP, Matthew Allman 10; M, Jared Klein 14.
Records: Stevens Point 4-0, 3-0 Wisconsin Valley Conference; Marshfield 2-4, 1-2 Wisconsin Valley Conference.