MARSHFIELD – For 70 minutes, the Marshfield girls soccer team frustrated, stymied and had Stevens Point Area Senior High’s offense searching for answers.
But the Tigers found out it’s hard to keep a high octane offense under wraps for an entire game.
After a disputed penalty led to the first goal for SPASH, the Panthers couldn’t be stopped, scoring three goals in less than seven minutes to down Marshfield 3-1 in a Wisconsin Valley Conference contest Thursday.
Abby Bohanski was involved in every goal, netted the game-tying goal via penalty kick, assisting on Jen Hoerter’s go-ahead goal and clinched the game 34 seconds later with a another goal.
“Our defense played outstanding and outplayed them for 70 minutes,” Marshfield coach Steve Lindner said. “They got a penalty kick that was questionable and turned the momentum of the game. Our defenders frustrated them and shut them down until the final minutes. The dam just broke after the penalty kick call. We played an outstanding game and have nothing to feel ashamed about. We can compete with anybody, this game showed that.”
Walker Guzowski scored the Tigers’ first-half goal.
First half: 1. M, Walker Guzowski (ua), 25:39.
Second half: 2. SP, Abby Bohanski (pk) 70:43; 3. SP, Jen Hoerter (Bohanski) 76:30. 4. SP, Bohanski (Hoerter) 77:04.
Saves: SP, Sarah Peplinski 7. M, Raeann Hovendick
Records: SPASH 8-1. Marshfield 5-3-1.
SPASH 11, Marshfield 7
MARSHFIELD – Eric Zelhofer collected three hits and helped turned a double play to get out of a bases-loaded jam in the fifth inning and the Panthers clinched at least a share of the Wisconsin Valley Conference championship with one game left.
SPASH broke a 7-7 tie with four runs in the top of the sixth.
Dalton Varsho connected for a two-run home run in five-run outburst in the bottom of the first inning, but SPASH pitching held the Tigers scoreless over the final four innings.
WP – Aaron Nickel. LP – Alex Steines. HR – Marshfield, Dalton Varsho.
Spencer 11, Gilman 1
SPENCER – Bobby Pilz struck out four batters and allowed just one hit to earn the win on the hill as the Rockets defeated the Pirates in a Cloverbelt Conference game.
Pilz was backed up at the plate by Mitch Susa who went 4 for 4 with four RBIs, while Alex Brostowitz went 2 for 3 with a pair of runs batted in.
WP: Bobby Pilz. LP: Tyler Amborn. 2B: G, Trevor Lepak; S, Matt Ivacic (2), Alex Brostowitz. 3B: G, Amborn; S, Kaleb Miller.
Neillsville 15, Granton 0 (5)
NEILLSVILLE – Neil Matson went 3 for 4 and scored twice, while Devon Opelt crossed the plate three times and the Warriors routed the Bulldogs in a Cloverbelt Conference East Division contest that lasted five innings.
Also chipping in with two hits apiece in a 14-hit attack were Nolan Matson, Sam Neville, Opelt and Anthony Meshnick. Neville was the winning pitcherallowing two hits and striking out six over four innings.
“This was a game I was hoping we would stay focused for,” Neillsville coach Dave Matson said. “You try to get kids to understand they need to play focused and play against the game.
WP – Sam Neville 4IP, 0BB, 6K, Jacob Kunze 1IP 1H, 3K. LP – Brandon Anding 1K, 1BB, Andrews 2BB, 2H. 2B – Neillsville, Anthony Meshnick, Neil Matson.
Records: Neillsville 9-1, 8-0 Cloverbelt East; Granton 0-6 Cloverbelt East.
Pittsville 15, Newman Catholic 4
WAUSAU – Nathan Dupee went 3 for 5 with five RBIs to lead the Panthers to a Marawood Conference South Division win over the Cardinals.
Dupee had two extra base hits, a triple and a home run.
Sawyer Ladick and Jake Wipfli had two hits each for the Panthers.
WP: Jacob Schultz. LP: Nick Janke. 2B: P, Sawyer Ladick; NC, Charlie Bollmann. 3B: P, Nathan Dupee. HR, P, Dupee.
Greenwood 14, Owen-Withee 0
GREENWOOD – Rylie Johnson went 4 for 4 with an RBI and Claire Lindner had two hits and four RBIs to lead Greenwood to a Cloverbelt Conference win over the Blackhawks in a WIAA Division 4 regional quarterfinal game.
WP: M.Lucas. LP: B.Karaka. 2B: N, Claire Lindner, Teagan Mayenschein, Paige Lindner, K.Nigon.
Stratford 17, Loyal 2
STRATFORD – Hannah Schmitt and Alyanna Denfeld combined for seven hits, including four doubles to lead the Tigers to a WIAA Division 3 regional quarterfinal victory over the Greyhounds.
Stratford pitcher Liz Krum struck out six batters, walked one in five innings of work.
WP: Liz Krum. LP: Wolf. 2B: L, Schoonover; S, Hannah Schmitt (2), Alaynna Denfeld (2), Macie Frueh. 3B: L, Hopser.