Tag Archives: Lauren Johnson

CWS Soccer Roundup: WVC teams eliminated, but look forward to big things

By Steve Hill June 8, 2018 A snow-shortened girls soccer season that took forever to arrive ended for the Wisconsin Valley Conference’s final two teams in action Thursday, but the future looks bright for a conference full of young stars and solid coaching. SPASH’s surprising WVC championship year ended on a sour note Thursday, with… Read More »

SPASH heads up youthful All-WVC girls soccer team

CWS Sports Desk June 3, 2018 Four SPASH juniors and high-scoring sophomores Maddie Simpson of D.C. Everest and Nina Hashimoto of Marshfield highlight the youngest All-Wisconsin Valley Conference girls soccer first team in the last half-decade. Abby Gemza, Lauren Johnson, Madisyn Rogan and Julia Moder helped lead SPASH to its first outright conference title since… Read More »

SPASH takes regional soccer title on penalty shootout

By Steve Hill June 2, 2018 Weston — The third time isn’t always a charm. In some cases, it’s proof. The road to girls soccer titles in Central Wisconsin runs though Weston, and the SPASH Panthers showed it is a route they’re not afraid to take, downing the D.C. Everest Evergreens 5-4 on a penalty… Read More »

SPASH sneaks past Wausau West, 2-1

By Steve Hill May 31, 2018 Stevens Point — Most sports can claim to be games of inches, but Thursday’s SPASH-Wausau West Division 1 girls soccer playoff game was decided by both inches and perhaps split-seconds. Despite dominating the first half, SPASH fell behind 1-0 on a goal that many couldn’t believe was a goal.… Read More »

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 »

CWS Soccer Roundup: SPASH hopes new coach can help shake up old order

By Steve Hill April 2, 2018 Led by a sophomore MVP contender, five-time defending Wisconsin Valley Conference champion D.C. Everest will open the 2018 girls soccer season this weekend ranked No. 8 in the state’s largest division, but a new coach and a veteran set of top performers at SPASH are hoping to break the… Read More »

SPASH doubles up on West, 2-1

CWS Sports Desk May 8, 2017 Wausau — The SPASH Panthers got their fourth consecutive win, and their second in five days over Wausau West, with a 2-1 victory over the Warriors at Wausau West High School Monday. SPASH (9-3, 5-2 Wisconsin Valley Conference) got goals from Kaylin Kostuchowski and Lauren Johnson while solidifying their hold on… Read More »