MERRILL – The Marshfield boys soccer team scored twice in the first five minutes and held off Merrill 3-2 in a Wisconsin Valley Conference match Tuesday night at Merrill High School.
With the win, Marshfield is now 3-3-2 overall and 2-1 in the Wisconsin Valley Conference. Merrill falls to 0-3 in conference play.
Marshfield dominated the game, but had to hold on in the second half to post the win.
The Tigers outshot Merrill 24-6 and had eight corner kicks. Merrill goalkeeper Wyatt Grosskurth had 11 saves in goal, keeping the Bluejays close.
Spencer Frey scored off an assist from Kyle Tremelling just 3:22 into the game, and Tremelling added a goal on a penalty kick at the 5:02 mark to push the Tigers off to a quick 2-0 start.
Jordan Brzoznowski had a goal at the 6:41 mark to cut the Tigers’ lead in half.
Tremelling scored again, off an assist from Evan Weister, in the 18th minute to put Marshfield up 3-1.
Brzoznowski scored again in the 39th minute to make it 3-2 and the Tigers’ defense did the rest.
Marshfield was able to keep the score at 3-2 the final 51 minutes to earn the win.
Trevor Cassidy had four saves in goal for the Tigers.
Marshfield plays at D.C. Everest on Thursday.
Tigers 3, Bluejays 2 Marshfield 3 0 – 3 Merrill 2 0 – 2 First half: 1. MAR, Spencer Frey (Kyle Tremelling), 3:22; 2. MAR, Tremelling (penalty kick), 5:02; 3. MER, Jordan Brzoznowski, 6:41; 4. MAR, Tremelling (Evan Weister), 17:52; 5. MER, Brzoznowski, 38:35. Total shots: Marshfield 24; Merrill 6. Shots on goal: Marshfield 14; Merrill 6. Corner kicks: Marshfield 8; Merrill 0. Saves: MAR, Trevor Cassidy 4. MER, Wyatt Grosskurth 11. Records: Marshfield 3-3-2, 2-1 Wisconsin Valley Conference; Merrill 1-3, 0-3 Wisconsin Valley Conference.