Tremmeling scores Tigers’ only goal
By Paul Lecker
RIVER FALLS — The Marshfield boys soccer team had more shots and held its own for much of the game but came up short, dropping a WIAA Division 2 regional semifinal to River Falls 3-1 on Thursday.
Marshfield outshot River Falls 12-10 but did not convert during the final 79 minutes of the game.
River Falls scored at the 10:29 mark only to see Marshfield’s Kyle Tremmeling respond 13 seconds later to tie the game at 1-1.
Devin Laidlaw put River Falls (5-9-2) back on top six minutes after that, and Joshua Linton finished off the scoring with a goal with 4:24 remaining in the game for the Wildcats.
Marshfield finishes its season with a 4-14-1 record. River Falls moves on to a regional final Saturday at Holmen (16-2-4).
“The boys played well,” Marshfield coach Steve McCann said. “We had our chances. I liked how we played in the middle. The midfielders had a great game. Often when that’s the case, you win the game.”
(Hub City Times Sports Reporter Paul Lecker is also the publisher of MarshfieldAreaSports.com.)
Wildcats 3, Tigers 1
Marshfield 1 0 – 1
River Falls 2 1 – 3
First half: 1. RF, Connor Weinzirl, 10:29; 2. M, Kyle Tremmeling (Grant Urban), 10:42; 3. RF, Devin Laidlaw (Niko Zoller), 17:05.
Second half: 4. RF, Joshua Linton (Gage Espanet), 85:36.
Total shots: Marshfield 12; River Falls 10.
Shots on goal: M 5; RF 7.
Corner kicks: M 4; RF 4.
Saves: M, Tommy Olson 4. RF, Jari Zoller 4.
Records: Marshfield 4-14-1; River Falls 5-9-2.