Haessly scores twice, earns all-tournament status
By Paul Lecker
URBANA, Illinois — The Marshfield girls soccer team opened its 2017 season by going 1-2 at the Urbana (Illinois) Invitational on Friday and Saturday.
Marshfield beat St. Edward’s (Illinois) of Elgin 3-1 on Friday and then lost to Geneseo (Illinois) 2-0 and Springfield Sacred Heart Griffin (Illinois) 5-0 on Saturday.
Maddie Haessly scored a pair of goals and assisted on Nicole Simon’s goal in the season-opening win over St. Edward’s. Haessly was named to the All-Tournament Team.
Sophie Koehn and Simon assisted on Haessly’s goals.
Wendy Rodriguez had 14 saves, and Andrea Carolfi had eight saves in goal for the Tigers as they split time in the net.
“We played some quality teams again and did well overall,” Marshfield coach Steve Lindner said. “We gained tremendous experience and saw some things we can take — as coaches — back to improve on the season. Some players were put into different positions, and we saw where their strengths are and where we as coaches need to place players for the optimal success.”
Marshfield plays a nonconference game at Green Bay Southwest on Tuesday, opens its Wisconsin Valley Conference schedule at Stevens Point on Thursday, and will play its home-opener on Friday against Hortonville.
(Hub City Times Sports Reporter Paul Lecker is also the publisher of MarshfieldAreaSports.com.)