Category Archives: SPASH Boys Soccer

Everest stuns SPASH, 1-0, in first round of playoffs

By Steve Hill Oct. 16, 2018 Stevens Point — A week ago, the SPASH Panthers looked like a juggernaut and D.C. Everest looked like a shell of the program that had become a dominant regional power. But the Panthers’ 7-0 pasting of the Evergreens was then, and now is a different matter. Let by goalie… Read More »

Marshfield, SPASH lead WVC into soccer playoffs

By Steve Hill Oct. 15, 2018 Wisconsin Valley Conference boys’ soccer teams get a new look for Division 1 sectional play and an earlier start than in years past, with first-round games starting Tuesday and the WVC’s top two teams getting the only two hosting slots. SPASH, which finished first in the WVC with a… Read More »

It’s a wrap: SPASH wins first soccer title since 2011

CWS Sports Desk Oct. 11, 2018 Wausau — What looked like a wide-open Wisconsin Valley Conference race all season now looks like it should have been a foregone conclusion from the outset. The SPASH Panthers put their stamp on the WVC crown with a 7-0 victory on the road at Wausau East Thursday, giving them… Read More »

Perez, Kane help SPASH storm past Everest, 7-0

By Steve Hill Oct. 9, 2018 Weston — The Wisconsin Valley Conference may have had some troublesome weather this year, but until Tuesday night, it hadn’t experienced a storm like the one brought by Ricky Perez, Ethan Kane, and their SPASH teammates. On a night that began with more than half of the WVC still… Read More »

CWS Soccer Roundup: Four teams still in the chase

By Steve Hill Oct. 8, 2018 In a wild, rainy season when “WVC” could stand for “Wettest Valley Champ,” four of seven Wisconsin Valley Conference teams are still in the running for either an outright or shared  conference crown as the league opens its final week of play. Interestingly enough, that could still be the… Read More »

SPASH soccer wins Husky Invitational

CWS Sports Desk Oct. 6, 2018 Eau Claire — The SPASH Panthers won both their games and the tournament at the Eau Claire North Husky Invitational Saturday, downing Eau Claire North 4-0 and La Crosse Central 3-0. The Panthers got goals from four different players in the initial game, including two freshmen. Owen Williams scored in… Read More »

Surprise, surprise: at Rapids, SPASH ties

Story and photo by Steve Hill Oct. 5, 2018 Wisconsin Rapids — The SPASH Panthers remained undefeated in the Wisconsin Valley Conference at Wisconsin Rapids Friday afternoon — but barely. Senior midfielder Ricky Perez hit on a crucial free kick with just three minutes left in the contest, giving the Panthers a last-gasp 1-1 tie in… Read More »

SPASH beats Merrill 2-0, moves into second

CWS Sports Desk Oct. 4, 2018 Stevens Point — The SPASH Panthers got goals from seniors Ethan Kane and Blake Milkowsi on their way to a 2-0 victory over Merrill at the Portage County Youth Soccer complex on Thursday. The win vaulted the Panthers past both Wausau West, a 1-0 loser to Wausau East, and… Read More »

Marshfield thumps Merrill, 8-0

CWS Sports Desk Oct. 3, 2018 Marshfield — Marshfield stayed strong in the Wisconsin Valley Conference boys soccer race with an 8-0 victory over Merrill at home Tuesday, getting goals from eight different players — although only seven of them played for the Tigers. A game that might have still been within reach at halftime… Read More »

Everest faces huge stretch, including a hurri-Kane

UPDATE, 1:30 p.m.: SPASH-WR postponed By Steve Hill Oct. 2, 2018 The Wisconsin Valley Conference boys soccer race is two-thirds finished and still up for grabs, but the upcoming week is fairly certain to winnow the field and set up an exciting finish. After a 2-2 tie with Wausau East on a cold, wet, home… Read More »