CWS Sports Desk
Oct. 9, 2018
Wausau — The Marshfield Tigers kept their slim hopes for a Wisconsin Valley Conference soccer title alive with a 5-4 victory over Wausau East Tuesday, moving them into a second-place tie with a game left to play.
Kade McManus had two goals and two assists to lead the Tigers, who had a 4-1 lead by the 57th minute but weathered a stout East rally to hang on for a win.
Ryan Keefe started the scoring for East off a Tannen Taylor assist, making it 1-0 in the 11th minute. But Marshfield reeled off four consecutive scores, starting in the 12th minute with Evan Weister’s assist on McManus’ first goal.
McManus then assisted on a Dawson Tysver goal in the 17th and added an unassisted score in the 52nd minute. Kyle Tremelling then put Marshfield up 4-1, with Sam Roherty getting the assist.
But East was awarded a penalty kick in the 78th, with Kolton Heidt hitting it to narrow the gap to 4-2 and setting off a wild final seven minutes of the game. Zidane Charles got an unassisted goal at the 82:53 mark to make it 4-3.
Kevin Cassidy responded for Marshfield to put a little more distance between the teams, with McManus getting the 86th-minute assist. But Charles got another goal off a Tannen Taylor assist with just 38 seconds left, making it 5-4.
East ran out of time to try converting another, leaving Marshfield at 6-3-2 in WVC and, with 20 points, tied with D.C. Everest, two points behind league leader Stevens Point.
Marshfield had 22 shots (14 on goal) to 14 for East (10 on goal). Tommy Olson had six saves for the Tigers, while Kenny Smith had nine for East. Marshfield also had three corner kicks, while East had 1.
The Tigers could still win the WVC crown by defeating Wausau West on Thursday, but would need to rely on a lot of help from other teams, including two losses from league leader SPASH in its last two games.