Marshfield boys soccer blanks Wisconsin Rapids
Tigers earn season split with Raiders
By Paul Lecker
MARSHFIELD — Two early goals by Marshfield set the tone, and the Tigers used the momentum to shut out Wisconsin Rapids 4-0 in a Wisconsin Valley Conference boys soccer game Tuesday at Griese Park.
The Tigers avenge an early-season loss to Rapids, a game that ended 7-1 and was the most lopsided defeat this year for Marshfield.
Both teams are now 8-6-3 overall, and Marshfield moves to 4-4-1 in the conference. Rapids is 4-3-3 in the Valley, two points ahead of the Tigers for third place.
Luke McCann scored off an assist from Hunter McManus at the 15:54 mark, and just 1:20 later Klaus Friedli hit the back of the net to give the Tigers a 2-0 lead.
“It’s a nice comeback for us tonight, for sure,” Marshfield coach Steve McCann said. “It’s Parent’s Night, and I got all the kids in, and we played some pretty good ball at times. The start of the second half we played some good ball, probably for the first half of the half. Then it got a little frantic at the end, but overall I’m really happy with the way we played.”
McManus added a pair of goals in the second half, both on assists from Friedli. The first was 6:28 into the half, and the second came with just 25 seconds remaining in the game.
Jared Klein saved four shots in goal in the first half, and Matt Pahl finished off the shutout with eight saves in the second 45 minutes.
Both teams had 12 shots on goal in the game.
Marshfield’s next game is Thursday at Merrill.
(Hub City Times Sports Reporter Paul Lecker is also the publisher of MarshfieldAreaSports.com.)
Tigers 4, Raiders 0
Wisconsin Rapids 0 0 – 0
Marshfield 2 2 – 4
First half: 1. M, Luke McCann (Hunter McManus), 15:54; 2. M, Klaus Friedli, 17:14.
Second half: 3. M, McManus (Friedli), 51:28; 4. M, McManus (Friedli), 89:35.
Total shots: Wisconsin Rapids 13; Marshfield 30.
Shots on goal: Wisconsin Rapids 12; Marshfield 12.
Corner kicks: Wisconsin Rapids 2; Marshfield 8.
Saves: WR, Carson Crotteau 8. M, Jared Klein 4, Matt Pahl 8.
Records: Wisconsin Rapids 8-6-3, 4-3-3 Wisconsin Valley Conference; Marshfield 8-6-3, 4-4-1 Wisconsin Valley Conference.