McManus scores four goals as Marshfield boys soccer whips Merrill
Tigers wrap up regular season with two games next week
By Paul Lecker
MERRILL — Marshfield scored four times in the first 26 minutes and rolled past Merrill 9-0 in a Wisconsin Valley Conference boys soccer game Thursday at Merrill High School.
Hunter McManus scored four times and assisted on two others for the Tigers, who are now 9-6-3 overall and 5-4-1 in the Wisconsin Valley Conference with two games remaining. Merrill falls to 2-9-2 and 0-8-1 in the conference.
Marshfield closes its regular-season schedule with a home game against D.C. Everest on Tuesday and visits Wausau East on Oct. 13.
Ben Simon scored 9:35 into the game before McManus added his first goal 3:21 later.
Klaus Friedli and McManus added goals before halftime to push the Tigers’ lead to 4-0.
Friedli, Ethan Leischow, and Collin Nikolai each had goals, to go along with a pair from McManus, in the second half for Marshfield. Luke McCann and Kade McManus also had two assists each for the Tigers.
The Tigers held a 20-4 advantage in shots on goal.
(Hub City Times Sports Reporter Paul Lecker is also the publisher of MarshfieldAreaSports.com.)
Tigers 9, Bluejays 0
Marshfield 4 5 – 9
Merrill 0 0 – 0
First half: 1. MAR, Ben Simon, 9:35; 2. MAR, Hunter McManus (Nathan Carlson), 12:56; 3. MAR, Klaus Friedli (Luke McCann), 23:08; 4. MAR, H. McManus (Kade McManus), 26:05.
Second half: 5. MAR, Klaus Friedli (H. McManus), 53:05; 6. MAR, H. McManus (McCann), 69:47; 7. MAR, Ethan Leischow (H. McManus), 72:01; 8. MAR, H. McManus (Leischow), 73:10; 9. MAR, Collin Nikolai (K. McManus), 81:41.
Total shots: Marshfield 30; Merrill 4.
Shots on goal: Marshfield 20; Merrill 4.
Corner kicks: Marshfield 6; Merrill 1.
Saves: MAR, Jared Klein 2, Matt Pahl 2. MER, Mason Gebert 11.
Records: Marshfield 9-6-3, 5-4-1 Wisconsin Valley Conference; Merrill 2-9-2, 0-8-1 WVC.