Stevens Point blanks Marshfield boys soccer in Tigers’ WVC opener
Tigers fall to 1-2
By Paul Lecker
STEVENS POINT — The Marshfield boys soccer team had a rough opening game to its Wisconsin Valley Conference schedule with a 10-0 loss to Stevens Point at the Portage County Youth Soccer Complex on Thursday night.
Marshfield was outshot 17-5 with all five of its shots on goal saved by Stevens Point goalkeeper Ethan Manzke.
Ricky Perez scored four times, and Keondre Porter and Ben Yang each scored twice for the Panthers. Perez added two assists, and Isaac Williams and Lio Perkins each added goals for Stevens Point (2-2, 1-1 WVC).
Austin Mannigel had seven saves in goal for Marshfield.
Marshfield (1-2 overall) returns to action Tuesday against Wisconsin Rapids. The game, at Griese Park, begins at 5 p.m.
“Despite the loss, there were some positives to take from the game,” Marshfield coach Steve McCann said. “The boys played hard to the end of the game. We figured out more about some of our players’ strengths and weaknesses.
“We are on a learning curve right now that is steep and doesn’t get any easier when we host Wisconsin Rapids next Tuesday.”
(Hub City Times Sports Reporter Paul Lecker is also the publisher of MarshfieldAreaSports.com.)