Tag Archives: Ricky Perez

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 »

It’s a wrap: SPASH wins first soccer title since 2011

CWS Sports Desk Oct. 11, 2018 Wausau — What looked like a wide-open Wisconsin Valley Conference race all season now looks like it should have been a foregone conclusion from the outset. The SPASH Panthers put their stamp on the WVC crown with a 7-0 victory on the road at Wausau East Thursday, giving them… Read More »

Perez, Kane help SPASH storm past Everest, 7-0

By Steve Hill Oct. 9, 2018 Weston — The Wisconsin Valley Conference may have had some troublesome weather this year, but until Tuesday night, it hadn’t experienced a storm like the one brought by Ricky Perez, Ethan Kane, and their SPASH teammates. On a night that began with more than half of the WVC still… Read More »

SPASH soccer wins Husky Invitational

CWS Sports Desk Oct. 6, 2018 Eau Claire — The SPASH Panthers won both their games and the tournament at the Eau Claire North Husky Invitational Saturday, downing Eau Claire North 4-0 and La Crosse Central 3-0. The Panthers got goals from four different players in the initial game, including two freshmen. Owen Williams scored in… Read More »

Surprise, surprise: at Rapids, SPASH ties

Story and photo by Steve Hill Oct. 5, 2018 Wisconsin Rapids — The SPASH Panthers remained undefeated in the Wisconsin Valley Conference at Wisconsin Rapids Friday afternoon — but barely. Senior midfielder Ricky Perez hit on a crucial free kick with just three minutes left in the contest, giving the Panthers a last-gasp 1-1 tie in… Read More »

SPASH beats Merrill 2-0, moves into second

CWS Sports Desk Oct. 4, 2018 Stevens Point — The SPASH Panthers got goals from seniors Ethan Kane and Blake Milkowsi on their way to a 2-0 victory over Merrill at the Portage County Youth Soccer complex on Thursday. The win vaulted the Panthers past both Wausau West, a 1-0 loser to Wausau East, and… Read More »

Everest faces huge stretch, including a hurri-Kane

UPDATE, 1:30 p.m.: SPASH-WR postponed By Steve Hill Oct. 2, 2018 The Wisconsin Valley Conference boys soccer race is two-thirds finished and still up for grabs, but the upcoming week is fairly certain to winnow the field and set up an exciting finish. After a 2-2 tie with Wausau East on a cold, wet, home… Read More »

SPASH soccer routs Marshfield, moves into first

CWS Sports Desk September 25, 2018 Stevens Point — The SPASH Panthers moved at least temporarily into first place in the Wisconsin Valley Conference boys soccer race with a shower of goals on Tuesday, downing Marshfield 7-1 at the Portage County Youth Soccer complex. With the win, the Panthers are 4-0-3 and 15 points in… Read More »

Everest holds on to first with 0-0 tie in Point

By Steve Hill Photo by Kylie Bridenhagen Sept. 13, 2018 Stevens Point — SPASH missed a golden opportunity to move into a first-place tie with Marshfield Thursday at the Portage County Youth Soccer complex as D.C. Everest salvaged a 0-0 draw with the Panthers. The Evergreens (3-2-2, 3-0-1 Wisconsin Valley Conference) got eight saves from senior… 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 »