Tag Archives: Mark Peel

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 »

WVC Soccer Roundup: Title on line, seedings coming, Peel retires

By Steve Hill May 22, 2017 Stevens Point — A rough weekend for the Wisconsin Valley Conference’s “Big 3” leads into a busy week of big games for WVC leaders, seeding meetings that determine playoff spots, and what is possibly the final home game for a longtime SPASH coach. Panther assistant coach Mark Peel, head coach of… Read More »

Everest downs SPASH in sectional semifinal, 4-1

By Steve Hill Oct. 27, 2016 Weston — In brutally efficient fashion, the D.C. Everest Evergreens finished off the SPASH Panthers’ soccer season Thursday, getting three first-half goals and near-shutout, moving to within one game of their first-ever state tournament trip with a 4-1 victory. Only SPASH midfielder Joey Dorgan’s late-game penalty kick averted the Panthers’… Read More »

Slide show: Reliving SPASH-Hudson regional soccer

CWS Sports Desk Saturday’s 4-2 SPASH victory over Hudson in the WIAA regional final was a long time coming for Panther seniors.  Relive the emotion through the words of the players and images provided by the SPASH Boys Soccer Booster Club. Click the screen shot below to go to a new tab, then click the… Read More »

SPASH exacts revenge vs. Hudson, claims regional title

By Steve Hill Oct. 22, 2016 Hudson — Redemption did not come easily, but when it came, it arrived like wildfire. Thirteen SPASH seniors got what might be the sweetest victory of their soccer careers to date, overcoming an early 2-0 deficit to roar back to a 4-2 win over Big Rivers Conference champion Hudson… Read More »

SPASH takes care of business with West, 2-1, heads to regional rematch with Hudson Saturday

By Steve Hill Oct. 20, 2016 Stevens Point — Despite not finishing a number of scoring chances, the SPASH Panthers finally had a big game this year that was a bit of a humdrum affair. SPASH got goals from Joey Dorgan and Keondre Porter to finish off the Wausau West Warriors 2-1 Thursday at the Portage… Read More »

Everest bursts SPASH bubble for second consecutive title

By Steve Hill Oct. 13, 2016 Schofield — There was no magic for the SPASH Panthers, and that left D.C. Everest with all the prizes Thursday night. Substitute midfielder Ethan Stashek’s 75th-minute goal provided the Evergreens (18-1-2, 10-0-2 Wisconsin Valley Conference) with the final margin of victory, a second consecutive WVC championship, a likely No. 1… Read More »

CWS Soccer Roundup: Everything on the line for SPASH, D.C. Everest on Thursday

By Steve Hill Oct. 10, 2016 With playoffs approaching and most teams focused on final chances to improve their seeding a little, the state-ranked D.C. Everest Evergreens and undefeated SPASH Panthers are playing for a whole lot on Thursday in Schofield. The two biggest prizes are a Wisconsin Valley Conference championship and likely No. 1 seed in… Read More »

Making undefeated thrilling: SPASH slips by Rapids, 2-1, stays tied for first

By Steve Hill Oct. 6, 2016 Wisconsin Rapids — If there were a beer ad campaign featuring the SPASH Panthers, its theme would probably be “the Most Interesting Soccer Team in the World.” Better make it soda for the high schoolers, but SPASH (15-0-2, 8-0-2 Wisconsin Valley Conference) remained undefeated while again providing a heart-stopping finish, downing Wisconsin Rapids… Read More »

Dorgan’s rocket completes another 3-2 SPASH rally

By Steve Hill Sept. 29, 2016 Stevens Point – Joey Dorgan’s spectacular goal in the 76th minute gave the SPASH Panthers yet another come-from-behind, 3-2 win over Marshfield in a game that was marred by odd refereeing but rescued with exquisite play by both teams. It was the third comeback victory ending in that score… Read More »

CWS Soccer Roundup: SPASH drawing attention, but it could mean traps

Story and photo by Steve Hill Sept. 26, 2016 After gaining a tie at home against the state’s third-ranked team in Division 1 last week, the SPASH Panthers take a two-point Wisconsin Valley Conference standings lead and a huge target on their back into the second half of league play. They have two potential trap games… Read More »

SPASH, Everest content with 2-2 draw

By Steve Hill Sept. 20, 2016 Stevens Point — Most say ties are like kissing your sister. Apparently, some are like kissing a supermodel. Even though state-ranked D.C. Everest gave up a two-goal lead and SPASH couldn’t quite capitalize on a 30-12 shot advantage, each team’s players and coaches seemed remarkably happy to walk away from Tuesday night’s battle for… Read More »