Hashimoto scores twice as Marshfield girls soccer edges Wausau West
Tigers now 2-3 in WVC
By Paul Lecker
WAUSAU — Nina Hashimoto scored twice, and the Marshfield defense did the rest as the Tigers knocked off Wausau West 2-1 in a Wisconsin Valley Conference girls soccer game Tuesday.
After West took a 1-0 lead on a goal from Alexa Sheehan at the 23:14 mark, Hashimoto tied the game with a goal in the 35th minute.
Hashimoto scored again at the 70:42 mark, and the Tigers held on from there.
Marshfield is now 3-8-1 overall and 2-3 in the Wisconsin Valley Conference. West falls to 2-6 and 2-3 in the conference.
“After falling behind, we took it upon ourselves to step up the pace and play with a little aggression,” Marshfield coach Steve Lindner said. “Even though we had a few more fouls than usual, that is not a bad thing as long as the fouls are being assertive and playing hard.
“Nina and Maddie Haessly are playing well on the top, and between the two of them, teams need to be aware of both as they create many opportunities for each other as they draw the defensive attention.”
Andrea Carolfi had four saves, and Wendy Rodriguez had three in goal for Marshfield.
The Tigers are now off until May 9 when they host Stevens Point at 5 p.m. at Griese Park.
(Hub City Times Sports Reporter Paul Lecker is also the publisher of MarshfieldAreaSports.com.)
Tigers 2, Warriors 1
Marshfield 1 1 – 2
Wausau West 1 0 – 1
First half: 1. WW, Alexa Sheehan, 23:14; 2. M, Nina Hashimoto, 34:29.
Second half: 3. M, Hashimoto, 70:42.
Total shots: Marshfield 7; Wausau West 10.
Shots on goal: Marshfield 5; Wausau West 7.
Corner kicks: Marshfield 1; Wausau West 2.
Saves: M, Andrea Carolfi 4, Wendy Rodriguez 3; WW, Kayla Kovach 3.
Records: Marshfield 3-8-1, 2-3 Wisconsin Valley Conference; Wausau West 2-6, 2-3 Wisconsin Valley Conference.