By Hub City Times staff
MARSHFIELD – The Marshfield Tiger girls soccer team fell to Whitefish Bay in a Division 2 WIAA state semifinal game June 13 at Uihlein Soccer Park, Milwaukee.
Kate Schilling had Marshfield’s only shot on goal, as Whitefish Bay beat the Tigers 5-0 in the Tigers first ever tournament appearance.
“Whitefish Bay (was) the No. 1 seed and only lost to the Illinois state champs this season,” Tigers Head Coach Steve Lindner said. “Even though 5-0, we held them off the scoreboard for 20 minutes to start the game. Couldn’t be prouder of this team and all their accomplishments: First time winning sectional and playing in the sectional final game, getting to state, tied the school record with 14 victories, nine shutout wins, six players all-conference recognition – Ana Paape and Nina Hashimoto, first team; Kate Schilling, Paige Preston, Mikayla Brueggen, and Nicole Simon, honorable mention. Nina Hashimoto set school record for goals in a season at 38 and points for a season at 83 – 38 goals and seven assists.”
Mikayla Brueggen had 11 saves in the game, and Ava Santerme had two.
Whitefish Bay (24-1) moved on to the championship game, as the Tigers ended their season at 14-8-2.
Lindner lose six seniors – Ryenne Zee, Jenna Asplin, Brooke Michalski, Ally Bakke, Eva Wahlstrom, and Nicole Simon – but says he has a solid base for next year.
“This is a solid team that was the best as far as our chemistry and you have to hand it to the six seniors to ensure this team had no cracks,” Lindner said. “The best team we have had as far as cohesiveness and actually talent as well from an entire team standpoint. Had a nicely deep team and the groundwork is there for future years. We had one freshman, five sophomores, seven juniors and six seniors, so we’ll return 13 players next season.”