McCann’s hat trick leads Marshfield boys soccer past Rhinelander
Tigers improve to 7-5-3
By Paul Lecker
MARSHFIELD — The Marshfield boys soccer team won for the third time in its last four games with a 5-1 nonconference victory over Rhinelander on Tuesday at Griese Park.
Luke McCann scored three times in the first half, Klaus Friedli had a goal and three assists, and Hunter McManus added a goal and two assists for the Tigers, who are now 7-5-3. Marshfield is 3-0-1 in the last four days.
Marshfield has its offense rolling again, outshooting Rhinelander 35-9 overall and 18-6 on goal, as it handed the Hodags their first loss of the season (6-1-1).
McCann scored in the 13th, 32nd, and 41st minutes for Marshfield, which took a 3-0 lead into halftime.
After a Rhinelander goal, Friedli and McManus scored 24 seconds apart with less than 5 minutes to go to ice it.
Marshfield plays at Stevens Point at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Portage County Soccer Complex.
(Hub City Times Sports Reporter Paul Lecker is also the publisher of MarshfieldAreaSports.com.)
Tigers 5, Hodags 1
Rhinelander 0 1 – 1
Marshfield 3 2 – 5
First half: 1. M, Luke McCann (Hunter McManus), 12:56; 2. M, McCann (Klaus Friedli), 31:16; 3. M, McCann (Friedli), 40:05.
Second half: 4. R, Jonas Sabani (Matthew VonOepen), 60:24; 5. M, Friedli (McManus), 85:42; 6. M, McManus (Friedli), 86:06.
Total shots: Rhinelander 9; Marshfield 35.
Shots on goal: Rhinelander 6; Marshfield 18.
Corner kicks: Rhinelander 4; Marshfield 8.
Saves: R, Josh Randolph 13; M, Jared Klein 5.
Records: Rhinelander 6-1-1; Marshfield 7-5-3.