Marshfield boys soccer wins regular-season finale at Wausau East
Tigers finish in third place in WVC
By Paul Lecker
WAUSAU — The Marshfield boys soccer team finished its regular-season schedule with a 3-1 win over Wausau East on Thursday.
Collin Nikolai and Roman Tibbett scored less than two minutes apart near the end of the first half to put Marshfield on top 2-0.
Nikolai added another goal in the 73rd minute to make it 3-0 before East scored with 58 seconds to go to ruin the shutout. Luke McCann assisted on both of Nikolai’s goals.
Marshfield finishes the regular season with a 10-7-3 record overall and a 6-5-1 mark in the Wisconsin Valley Conference, which is good enough for third place. East drops to 3-9-4 and 1-8-3 in the conference.
Tigers’ goalkeepers Matt Pahl and Jared Klein combined to save two shots on goal by East.
Marshfield held a 22-7 advantage in total shots.
The Tigers will open WIAA postseason play with a Division 2 regional semifinal on Oct. 20. Playoff brackets will be announced Sunday.
(Hub City Times Sports Reporter Paul Lecker is also the publisher of MarshfieldAreaSports.com.)
Tigers 3, Lumberjacks 1
Marshfield 2 1 – 3
Wausau East 0 1 – 1
First half: 1. M, Collin Nikolai (Luke McCann), 42:18; 2. M, Roman Tibbett, 44:11.
Second half: 3. M, Nikolai (McCann), 72:42; 4. WE, Isaac Westberg (Jordan Thao), 89:02.
Total shots: Marshfield 22; Wausau East 7.
Shots on goal: Marshfield 9; Wausau East 3.
Corner kicks: Marshfield 4; Wausau East 1.
Records: Marshfield 10-7-3, 6-5-1 Wisconsin Valley Conference; Wausau East 3-9-4, 1-8-3 Wisconsin Valley Conference.