STEVENS POINT – Any hopes for a piece of the Wisconsin Valley Conference championship for the D.C. Everest boys soccer team, as slim as they were, were dashed Tuesday night.
Stevens Point Area Senior High’s James McDonald recorded a hat trick in the opening half and the Evergreens were never able to recover from an early three-goal deficit in a 4-1 conference loss at Scaffidi Field.
DCE was the closest challenger to WVC leader Wausau East, which clinched its first title since 1994 with a 3-1 win over Wausau West. No further information on the game was available as the Lumberjacks improved to 14-3-1 overall.
“We want to win every game we play, but you have those nights sometimes,” Evergreens coach CJ Hansen said. “It’s time to gear up for playoffs and you want to go in on a high note, not limping in. We have Wisconsin Rapids next, and we have got to get our guys up for that one.”
Zach Pupp accounted for the lone DCE goal off an assists from Jon Rohr at 47 minutes, 5 seconds. Keeper Nate Kitchell finished with seven saves for DCE
First half: 1. SPASH, James McDonald (penalty kick), 10:45; 2. SPASH, McDonald (Cristian McDonald), 21:59; 3. SPASH, J. McDonald, 26:12.
Second half: 4. SPASH, Jordan Krush (Eric Plaster), 44:27; 5. DCE, Zach Pupp (Jon Rohr), 47:05.
Saves: D.C. Everest (Nate Kitchell) 7, SPASH (David Tuchinsky) 5.
Records: SPASH 10-8-4, 4-5-2 Valley; D.C. Everest 6-2-3 Valley.
N. Pines 5,
MOSINEE – Keepers Ryan O’Hara and Kody Hetmeniak combined for eight saves, but Mosinee couldn’t stave off the Eagles in a Great Northern Conference matchup.
Christopher Paez scored a pair of goals in the opening 15, minutes, 20 seconds of play and Northland Pines built a 4-0 lead by halftime.
“It was our last home game of the year and the guys played with a lot of passion. They might have played a little too amped up in the first half than we should have been,” Mosinee coach Joe Carlson said. “We had a better showing in the second half.”
First half: 1. Christopher Paez (Dylan Weber), 5:31; 2. NP, Paez, 15:20; 3. NP, Leif Offerdahl (Weber), 17:23; 4. NP, Jacob Bozic (Mitch Moline), 23:20.
Second half: 5. NP, Trevor Laszczkowski (Nick Staege), 72:04.
Saves: Northland Pines 4, Mosinee (Ryan O’Hara 3, Kody Hetmeniak 5) 8.
Records: Mosinee 6-1-11-1, 2-7 Great Northern; Northland Pines, not available.
Wisconsin Rapids 6, Merrill 1
The Raiders put in a strong performance against the Bluejays to push their record to 11-6-3 overall. They were led by Seth Surendonk who had two goals and and assist.
The Raiders also had a goal scored David Sickey in the first half, and goals scored by John Larsen, Zack Loken and Nick Reber in the second half. Kevin Banack also turned in five saves for the Raiders.
“We had a little bit of an advantage early with two goals scored (in the first half), and then Merrill, who is a very tough team, when they scored we wanted to make sure and come into the second half and regain control of the game,” said Rapids coach Derek Bell.
“I felt like our second half was good, and we got a couple of early goals in that half that helped us find a decent rhythm. We just had to come back out in the second half and (work) to get the game under control.”
First half: 1. WR, David Sickey, 6:09; 2. WR, Seth Surendonk (Zack Loken), 18:00; 3. M, Carl Noland, 28:00.
Second half: 4. WR, Seth Surendonk, 41:00; 5. WR, John Larsen, 48:41; 6. WR, Zack Loken (John Larsen), 52:40; 7. WR, Nick Reber (Matt Hepp), 61:55.
Saves: Merrill (Nathan Beyer, David Pophal) 6; Rapids (Kevin Banack) 5.
Tomahawk 3, Lakeland 1
Tomahawk took out Lakeland with scores of 25-20, 25-15, 13-25, and 25-12 on Tuesday. Anna Nyberg led her team with 21 kills, 5 aces, 3 blocks and 18 digs. Amanda Schneider had 8 aces and 6 digs for Tomahawk and Hannah Doughty added 7 kills and 2 blocks.
“I was happy with the way we started the match, the girls came out aggressive on a team that was hard to find a rythym against,” Tomahawk coach Jen Pfannerstill said.
“We were in control in all the games except that third game, when we had a hard time finding our groove. The fourth game the girls came out really well and that was the first time I think that the girls really got going and we were able to get the win.”
Wausau West 1
MOSINEE – Breanna Reinschmidt complied 16 kills and 10 digs as Mosinee earned a 25-19, 17-25, 25-10, 25-20 nonconference victory over the Warriors.
Aubree Antosch added 23 digs and five aces, Hannah Michlig chimed in with 33 assists, eight digs and five aces and Kayla Zagzebski put down nine kills for Mosinee.
Haley Fochs collected 13 kills, 13 digs and four service aces, Krista Strandberg added 15 assists, 15 digs and six kills for the Warriors. Sam Oliva chipped in 12 assists and Abby Brown seven kills, as well for West.
“It went back-and-forth, we had moments that we played very well, but we had unforced errors that got Warriors coach Cathy Newton said.
Wisc. Valley Lutheran 3, N. Lutheran 1
MOSINEE – Megan Beisner had 10 kills and four aces and Becky Peterson added 22 assists and 10 digs as the Wolves downed the Wildcats 16-25, 27-25, 25-14, 25-16.
Kristen Danner added eight kills and 14 digs for Wisconsin Valley Lutheran.
“We started out slow and we got down to the end in game two,” Wolves coach Deb Ferry said. “Once we won that game we picked it up and played the way we are capable of playing.”
Athens 3, Abbotsford 0
ATHENS – Hannah Peter served up eight aces and Jennifer Schmidt added six aces to spark the Bluejays past the Falcons 25-20, 25-15, 25-23 in theMarawood Conference North Division.
Lexy Belter helped out with 12 assists, while Ryanne Peter paced the defense with 12 digs.
“We played well. It was senior night and I played a lot of kids tonight and everybody played well,” Athens coach Kathy Luther said.
Wausau East 0
STEVENS POINT – Nicki Hauser had 17 kills and Molly Williams contributed 15 kills as the Panthers downed the Lumberjacks 25-13, 25-19, 28-26.