By Paul Lecker
WAUSAU – The Marshfield boys soccer game had its three-game winning streak snapped, falling 3-1 at Wausau East on Tuesday.
Marshfield is now 8-7-2 overall and 3-4-1 in the Wisconsin Valley Conference. Wausau East improves to 6-4-4 and 3-2-4 in the conference.
Olajuwan Sitte scored 4:06 into the game to put the Lumberjacks up early, but Marshfield quickly responded. Alex Sainterme scored off an assist from Ryan Hayes at the 12:39 mark to tie the game.
However, Marshfield wouldn’t get another shot past Wausau East goalkeeper Adam Peterson (six saves).
Luke Salzer scored 17:49 into the second half and Sitte added another goal 2:40 later to finish off the scoring for East.
Trevyn Tham had eight saves for the Tigers.
“This was one of the few games this year where we got outplayed for a long period of time,” Marshfield coach Steve McCann said. “They did outplay us in the second half. They play a nice game – strong midfield, good 1-2 passing and played a deep sweeper that got the better of us.”
Marshfield hosts Merrill at 4:30 p.m. Thursday at Griese Park.
Lumberjacks 3, Tigers 1
Marshfield 1 0 – 1
Wausau East 1 2 – 3
First half: 1. WE, Olajuwan Sitte, 4:06; 2. M, Alex Sainterme (Ryan Hayes), 12:39.
Second half: 3. WE, Luke Salzer (Trevor Holcomb), 62:49; 4. WE, Sitte, 65:29.
Saves: M, Trevyn Tham 8; WE, Adam Peterson 6.
Records: Marshfield 8-7-2, 3-4-1 Wisconsin Valley Conference; Wausau East 6-4-4, 3-2-4 WVC.
(Hub City Times Sports Reporter Paul Lecker is also the publisher of MarshfieldAreaSports.com).