Tag Archives: Abby Gemza

Everest rolls over SPASH, 4-1

By Steve Hill May 16, 2019 Stevens Point — As the final seconds ticked off the clock, the sight of SPASH’s leading scorer standing on the sideline, hoping to get back on the field, was evidence of how much difference a year makes. Abby Gemza could only watch as 6th-ranked D.C. Everest (16-1-1, 10-0 Wisconsin… Read More »

League teams face early playoff seeding; Everest seeks to pull away in WVC

By Steve Hill May 13, 2019 D.C. Everest, still undefeated in Wisconsin Valley Conference play, has a chance to virtually wrap up its sixth Wisconsin Valley Conference title in seven years and stake a strong claim to the No. 1 overall seed in a reconfigured 17-team soccer playoff sectional this week. The Evergreens (14-1-1, 8-0-0… Read More »

Rapids pulls off another SPASH shutout

By Steve Hill May 9, 2019 Stevens Point — Time and time again, the SPASH Panthers seemed to be ready to grab the brass ring against archrival Wisconsin Rapids Thursday. But as it turned out, the Red Raiders had firm control of the whole merry-go-round. Even with an astounding 30-6 shot advantage and perhaps its… Read More »

WVC Roundup: Rapids to rumble, Everest stumbles

By Steve Hill May 6, 2019 With just over half of Wisconsin Valley Conference play completed for six of seven league teams, the league now looks like a two-team race headed toward a final-week showdown. Only state-ranked D.C. Everest, which suffered its first loss of the season in non-conference action on Saturday, has played fewer… Read More »

Tuesday soccer results: SPASH, Rapids, Everest win

CWS Sports Desk April 30, 2019 SPASH 7, Wausau West 0 Stevens Point — The SPASH Panthers regained some of their offensive spark and finished the first half of their conference season with a decisive 7-0 shutout of Wausau West on a wet night at the Portage County Youth Soccer complex. Senior Abby Gemza got… Read More »

SPASH bounces back with 5-1 win over East

CWS Sports Desk April 25, 2019 Wausau — The SPASH Panthers got a hat trick from 2018 all-state player Abby Gemza and two more from Brynn Beversdorf to take a 5-1 victory over Wausau East Thursday. Beversdorf, a senior midfielder, got the first goal at the 25:32 mark off an assist by sophomore midfielder Grace… Read More »

Everest runs past SPASH, 5-2

By Steve Hill April 23, 2019 Weston — The game didn’t look like it was ever in doubt, but it sure made a defense of SPASH’s Wisconsin Valley Conference soccer championship from last season look much more doubtful. Except for a two-minute span when the Panthers scored a pair of quick goals to pull to… Read More »

WVC Soccer Roundup: Big week in Weston

By Steve Hill April 22, 2019 Wisconsin Rapids picked up its third league win in as many games Monday, leading off a busy week in which the Wisconsin Valley Conference’s largest schools are all scheduled to travel through Weston to try their luck at perennial conference power D.C. Everest. While Rapids and Everest have tough… Read More »

Rapids dumps SPASH, 1-0

By Steve Hill April 16, 2019 Wisconsin Rapids — Soccer scheduling in April may be as off-again, on-again as high school romance, but some things burn hot forever.  So it is with the SPASH-Wisconsin Rapids rivalry. The Red Raiders (3-2-1, 2-0 WVC) got a late first-half score from a surprising source — goalie Miranda Nieman,… Read More »

SPASH opens title defense with 4-1 win over Marshfield

By Steve Hill April 9, 2019 Stevens Point — A veteran-laden SPASH squad started its defense of the Panthers’ 2018 Wisconsin Valley Conference title with a solid 4-1 league win over the Marshfield Tigers Tuesday, but a few newcomers on both sides of the field also got into the act. On a chilly night at… Read More »

WVC Soccer Roundup: Looking good for openers Tuesday

By Steve Hill April 8, 2019 What a difference a year makes. Even with the threat of a major snowstorm this weekend, the Wisconsin Valley Conference girls’ soccer season already has a sunnier outlook, with three conference games getting underway at 7 p.m. Tuesday after the entire first half of the season was cancelled last… Read More »