SPASH Girls Soccer Blanks Warriors
By Robert Whitmire
The SPASH girls soccer team took a 2-0 decision over Wausau West on Thursday night at the Portage County Youth Soccer Complex.
The win improves the Panthers Wisconsin Valley Conference record to 4-2 at the midway point of the season.
“It was a real battle all night on both sides of the ball,” said Panther coach Don Peel. “The girls played hard, stuck with it and pulled out a big win for us tonight.”
Following a scoreless first half junior Courtney Milkowski put the Panthers on the board at the 11:33 mark of the second period. Kaylee Newland got the assist and SPASH led 1-0.
Milkowski put her second goal of the night in the net at the 81:11 mark of the period off a penalty kick awarded when West was whistled for a handball in the box.
The Panthers recorded 12 shots on goal for the game. Madisyn Rogan came up with six saves in net for SPASH.
The Panthers return to action Friday, May 5 when they host Chippewa Falls at the PCYS. Game time is scheduled for 7 PM. The team hits the road Tuesday, May 9 travelling to Marshfield for a 5 PM tilt. The Panthers defeated the Tigers 5-0 in their first meeting April 13.
The SPASH Junior Varsity pulled out a 1-0 win over the Warriors. Maddie Mutz scored the lone goal with two minutes remaining in the game to secure the victory.