Tag Archives: Brendan Leahy

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 »

SPASH takes 3-1 rivalry win over Rapids

By Steve Hill Photo by Kylie Bridenhagen Sept. 6, 2018 STEVENS POINT — In a young soccer season that has already seen multiple rainouts, Tuesday’s SPASH-Wisconsin Rapids contest featured only a figurative deluge, but one that meant a very real 3-1 victory for the Panthers. SPASH scored all three goals in the span of just… Read More »

WVC league soccer play opens Tuesday

By Steve Hill Aug. 27, 2018 If the Wisconsin Valley Conference had to select a baked good as a league mascot for 2018, maybe the turnover would be a good choice. Four of the WVC’s seven teams have new coaches, and there aren’t enough returning players from the 2017 All-WVC first and second teams to… Read More »

Offense dominates All-WVC soccer squad

By Steve Hill Oct. 27, 2017 Led by Player of Year Jack Kiiskila of league champion Wisconsin Rapids, the 2017 All-Wisconsin Valley Conference squad is dominated by seniors who scored — a lot. Kiiskila, a forward who racked up 66 points on 27 goals and 12 assists to lead the Valley, was one of eight… Read More »

SPASH downs Merrill, 10-0

CWS Sports Desk Sept. 12, 2017 Stevens Point — Nine different players scored for the SPASH Panthers Tuesday as they downed Merrill 10-0 in a Wisconsin Valley Conference matchup at the Portage County Youth Soccer complex. SPASH evened its conference record to 2-2 and moved to 4-3 overall. Merrill is 0-5 in the WVC and… Read More »

SPASH cruises by Marshfield, 10-0

Story and photo by Steve Hill Aug. 31, 2017 Stevens Point — The score looked like one team got schooled, but it was still a learning experience for both Wisconsin Valley Conference opponents trying to find their identities early in the season. The Marshfield Tigers, with only four seniors on their varsity roster, visited the… Read More »

Last-second SPASH goal stuns West

Story by Steve Hill Sept. 1, 2016 Stevens Point — If the SPASH Panthers’ 3-2 victory over Wausau West Tuesday were a movie, there wouldn’t be enough space on its poster for the adjectives to describe it. Thrilling, heartbreaking, wild, action-packed, gutsy … and then there was the second half. The short-handed Warriors (1-3, 0-2 Wisconsin… Read More »