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MARSHFIELD – Wausau West scored three unanswered goals in the second half to erase a two-goal deficit and defeat Marshfield 3-2 on Tuesday night at Heiting Community Stadium, clinching the Wisconsin Valley Conference boys soccer championship.

The conference title is Wausau West’s first since tying Marshfield for first place in 2005.

Bennett Koehn scored at the 4:28 mark, off an assist from Sam Roherty, and Roherty added a goal himself at 32:09 to give Marshfield a 2-0 lead.

That led held until the second half when West stormed back.

Luis Cortes scored 2:50 into the half, Kyle Durr tied it with a goal 20 minutes later, and Nick Raasch hit what proved to be the game-winner with 4:40 remaining as the Warriors held Marshfield scoreless over the final 58 minutes of the game.

Marshfield finishes the WVC season with an 8-3-1 record and is now 10-6-2 overall. West moves to 13-1-1 and 10-1 in the Valley, with a game at Stevens Point remaining on Thursday.

Marshfield will finish its regular-season schedule with a nonconference game at Heiting Community Stadium on Thursday at 6 p.m. against Ashwaubenon.

Both teams open WIAA postseason action with regional semifinals next Tuesday, Oct. 22. Marshfield will host Green Bay Southwest and Wausau West will be at home against Superior.

Warriors 3, Tigers 2 Wausau West 0 3 – 3 Marshfield 2 0 – 2 First half: 1. M, Bennett Koehn (Sam Roherty), 4:28; 2. M, Roherty, 32:09. Second half: 3. WW, Luis Cortes (Tim DeLoye), 47:50; 4. WW, Kyle Durr (Joseph Her), 67:54; 5. WW, Nick Raasch, 85:20. Total shots: Wausau West 14; Marshfield 13. Shots on goal: WW 12; M 9. Corner kicks: WW 1; M 3. Saves: WW 7; M, Trevor Cassidy 9. Records: Wausau West 13-1-1, 10-1 Wisconsin Valley Conference; Marshfield 10-6-2, 8-3-1 Wisconsin Valley Conference.

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