Urban nets hat trick to lead Marshfield boys soccer past Ashwaubenon
Cassidy, Weister add goals for Tigers (1-1)
By Paul Lecker
MARSHFIELD — The Marshfield boys soccer earned its first victory of the season, outlasting Ashwaubenon 5-3 in a nonconference matchup Thursday at Griese Park.
Grant Urban hit for a hat trick for the Tigers (1-1), scoring what proved to be the game-winner 9:37 into the second half.
Urban had two goals, and Kevin Cassidy added another to put Marshfield up 3-1 at halftime.
Ashwaubenon (0-2) responded with a pair of goals in the opening 6:23 of the second half, the second by Matt Lubke tying the game at 3-3.
Urban came back with his third goal 4:14 later, and Evan Weister added another with 4:21 to go to provide the Tigers with some insurance. Elijah Hubler-Marti assisted on both.
“The team played better compared to the first game (a 3-2 loss to Holmen on Tuesday),” Marshfield coach Steve McCann said. “We did a much better job on connecting on passes. I’m happy with the progress of several sophomores. Bennett Koehn and Alec Giles were outstanding, and Josh Gruen, Evan Weister, and Kyle Tremelling all contributed nicely.”
Austin Mannigel, forced into starting duty in goal due to an injury, had five saves for Marshfield.
Marshfield returns to action Aug. 31 at Stevens Point for its Wisconsin Valley Conference opener.
(Hub City Times Sports Reporter Paul Lecker is also the publisher of MarshfieldAreaSports.com.)
Tigers 5, Jaguars 3
Ashwaubenon 1 2 – 3
Marshfield 3 2 – 5
First half: 1. M, Grant Urban (Kevin Cassidy), 4:23; 2. A, Zak Strzelecki (Tyler Roethlisberger), 8:04; 3. M, Cassidy, 24:16; 4. M, Urban, 33:53.
Second half: 5. A, Rony Maldonado, 46:23; 6. A, Matt Lubke, 50;23; 7. M, Urban (Elijah Hubler-Marti), 54:37; 8. M, Evan Weister (Hubler-Marti), 85:39.
Shots on goal: Ashwaubenon 9; Marshfield 13.
Saves: A, Nick Percy 8; M, Austin Mannigel 5.
Corner kicks: Ashwaubenon 4; Marshfield 9.
Records: Ashwaubenon 0-2; Marshfield 1-1.