Tag Archives: Abby Gemza

SPASH quietly wraps up WVC soccer title, 4-2

By Steve Hill May 24, 2018 Wausau — For a team that had just won its first outright Wisconsin Valley Conference title since 2012, the SPASH Panthers were surprisingly subdued. After the final seconds had ticked off of the Panthers’ workmanlike 4-2 victory over Wausau East Thursday, there was nary a hug nor a small… Read More »

SPASH authors 1-0 masterpiece at Everest

By Steve Hill May 22, 2018 Weston — When your team rewrites Wisconsin Valley Conference soccer history, it’s probably okay to make up a word or two. The SPASH Panthers ended D.C. Everest’s 48-game WVC unbeaten streak behind Lauren Johnson’s 40th-minute goal and a textbook defensive effort, setting up a shot at their first conference… Read More »

CWS Soccer Roundup: Can anyone derail the Everest locomotive?

By Steve Hill May 21, 2018 Heading into just the third full week of Wisconsin Valley Conference girls soccer play, it may seem like the season is over before it even started. That’s understandable. If the SPASH Panthers can’t pull off a win or a tie against five-time defending champ D.C. Everest,  the Evergreens will… Read More »

Scoreless Tie-tans: Rapids, SPASH rumble ends in draw

By Steve Hill May 15, 2018 Wisconsin Rapids — Fans expecting a high school girls’ soccer contest were instead treated to a veritable summer camp of games Tuesday night, getting everything except a goal as Wisconsin Rapids held the SPASH Panthers to a scoreless tie that took the Red Raiders out of first place in… Read More »

Gemza, Johnson help SPASH celebrate 5-1 win

By Steve Hill May 8, 2018 Stevens Point — Call it arriving fashionably late. The SPASH Panthers overcame a bit of a slow start to make it a goal-scoring party against Marshfield Tuesday at the Portage County Youth Soccer complex, celebrating junior midfielder Abby Gemza’s birthday with a 5-1 victory. Gemza scored two long-distance goals,… Read More »

Finally! SPASH opens WVC play with 2-0 win

By Steve Hill May 3, 2018 Stevens Point — It was drizzly, gray, and a bit slippery. But it was glorious. The real Wisconsin Valley Conference season finally got underway Thursday, and the SPASH Panthers gave new head coach Allie Rogesheske her first conference win with a 2-0 victory over Wausau West at the Portage… Read More »

SPASH, Everest survive hard-fought tie

By Steve Hill April 26, 2018 WESTON — It didn’t count in the standings, but the SPASH Panthers notified five-time defending Wisconsin Valley Conference champ D.C. Everest on Thursday that they’d like to have a say in this year’s title race. SPASH rallied for a 3-3 tie on junior Abby Gemza’s 84th-minute goal, finishing off… Read More »

CWS Soccer Roundup: WVC play starts again, sort of

By Steve Hill April 25, 2018 When is a big game not a big game? Never, in the case of D.C. Everest and SPASH girls soccer.  The two Wisconsin Valley Conference foes square off Thursday in a meeting that won’t figure into the league race because conference athletic directors agreed to count only the second… Read More »

CWS Soccer Roundup: Can’t get snow satisfaction

By Steve Hill April 9, 2018 A couple of teams hoping to vie for top spots in the Wisconsin Valley Conference girls soccer race will have to wait a little longer for the first indication of what 2018 will bring. After last week’s snowstorm and postponement of this week’s Tuesday WVC season openers, the Wausau… Read More »

WVC Soccer Roundup: Quick playoff exit, All-WVC teams

By Steve Hill June 6, 2017 A season that started with a bang ended with a distinct lack of firepower for Wisconsin Valley Conference girls soccer teams, as the WVC had only one team advance out of the first round of regional play and ended with a 1-7 overall playoff record. D.C. Everest’s 2-0 win… Read More »

SPASH bows out of soccer playoffs on late free kick

Story by Steve Hill Photo by Kylie Bridenhagen June 1, 2017 Stevens Point — Mariah Kent’s 85th-minute free kick into the far post gave the Eau Claire North Huskies a 3-2 victory, their first soccer playoff win since 2012, and ended SPASH’s season a bit earlier than it was expecting Thursday night at the Portage… Read More »

SPASH, Rapids battle to entertaining 1-1 draw

Story and photo by Steve Hill May 16, 2017 Stevens Point — One side wanted goal-line technology and the other wanted a penalty kick. With neither in the offing, Wisconsin Rapids and the SPASH Panthers settled for a 1-1 tie that made first-place D.C. Everest’s path to a Wisconsin Valley Conference title a lot easier. The… Read More »