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Marshfield goalkeeper Clara Allar. (Paul Lecker file photo)

Zaleski Sports

WAUSAU – Wausau West scored three times in a three-minute span early in the second half to pull away and eventually finish off a 5-0 win over Marshfield in a Wisconsin Valley Conference girls soccer game Tuesday at West High School.

Kayla Malourh scored in the 10th minute for West, which held on to the 1-0 lead through the end of the first half.

The Warriors busted the game open with goals from Allison Ruesch, Lindsey Lucht and Emma Steinbach within 3:07 of each other.

“We played well in the first half and without the benefit of a whistle on the second field, where many Tigers players stopped play, thinking it was for their game, or the score could have been 0-0 at half,” Marshfield coach Steve Lindner said. “The learning continues and the younger players continue to understand what it takes to win at the varsity level in the Valley.”

Marshfield (4-3 overall and Wisconsin Valley Conference) hosts first-place D.C. Everest at 7 p.m. Thursday at Heiting Community Stadium. The game will be live at

Warriors 5, Tigers 0

Marshfield 0 0 - 0

Wausau West 1 4 - 5

First half: 1. WW, Kayla Malourh (Lindsey Lucht), 9:58.

Second half: 2. WW, Allison Ruesch, 54:45; 3. WW, Lucht, 54:58; 4. WW, Emma Steinbach (Alexis White), 57:52; 5. WW, White, 76:15.

Saves: M, Ava Sainterme 2, Clara Allar 3; WW, White 5.

Records: Marshfield 4-3 overall and Wisconsin Valley Conference; Wausau West 5-2, 3-2 WVC.