Tigers open WIAA postseason Thursday
By Paul Lecker
ONALASKA — The Marshfield boys soccer team closed out its regular-season schedule with a 3-2 loss to Onalaska at the Omni Center on Saturday.
After falling behind 2-0 in the first half, Marshfield rallied to the tie the game on back-to-back goals from Evan Weister and Kyle Tremelling during a 4½-minute stretch late in the second half.
However, Onalaska’s Zak Turner scored with 8:45 to go to push the Hilltoppers to the win.
Tommy Olson had seven saves in goal for the Tigers (4-13-1).
“I was pleased by how we played the last 30 minutes of the game, but we need to bring that intensity and control for a full 90, and we will be successful,” Marshfield coach Steve McCann said.
Marshfield will learn its playoff opponent on Sunday. The WIAA playoffs begin Thursday.
(Hub City Times Sports Reporter Paul Lecker is also the publisher of MarshfieldAreaSports.com.)
Hilltoppers 3, Tigers 2
Marshfield 0 2 – 2
Onalaska 2 1 – 3
First half: 1. O, Carson Schultz (Jacob Follansbee), 8:40; 2. O, Follansbee (Toukee Xiong), 25:40.
Second half: 3. M, Evan Weister, 75:59; 4. M, Kyle Tremelling, 79:16; 5. O, Zak Turner, 81:15.
Shots on goal: Marshfield 8; Onalaska 10.
Corner kicks: M 5; O 5.
Saves: M, Tommy Olson 7. O, Preston Lyon 6.
Records: Marshfield 4-13-1; Onalaska 9-9-4.