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New Richmond girls soccer wins twice in Wausau tournament

New Richmond’s Maya Greenquist (5) steps in to deflect the ball away from a Barron player during a Tiger home game.

There was a whole lot of pent up anger when the New Richmond girls soccer team took the field on Saturday in a tournament at Wausau East High School.

Went the dust had settled, the Tigers had outscored their opponents 10-0 and ended the day with two wins, running their season record to 10-0-1.

The numeral one listed at the end of the season record is why the Tigers were playing with added ferocity on Saturday. The Tigers were hoping to establish themselves as the top team in the Middle Border Conference when they played at Hayward last Tuesday. Instead, the battle between the unbeaten teams didn’t answer anything, ending in a scoreless tie.

Tiger coach Tracey Boyle did not hide her contempt in the team’s play in the tie.

“We really did not show up,” Boyle said. “We didn’t play our game. The first half was horrible.”

If the Tigers weren’t angry enough after Tuesday’s loss, their trip to Spooner on Friday heightened their feelings. The Tigers arrived at Spooner. But the officials didn’t. The game was cancelled because there were no officials to work the game and it will have to be rescheduled. The teams did scrimmage, with the Tigers easily controlling the action against the winless Spooner squad. The varsity game will now be played May 19.

The Tigers then hopped back on the bus and headed to Wausau, where they stayed overnight in preparation for Saturday’s tournament. The Tigers faced Mosinee in the opening game and took out their aggressions, winning 7-0.

“It was our comeback after the Hayward game,” Boyle said. “We needed to play our game again.”

One of the best features of the game was that five different girls netted goals. Jhette Gabriel and Amelia Feuerer both scored twice; Lexi Brown, Maria Giannini and Maya Greenquist each scored once.

The Tigers notched their 10th win of the season in the second round, defeating Wausau West 3-0. Brown, Feuerer and Alli Preece scored for the Tigers.

“It was a very good comeback weekend for us,” Boyle said.

The Tigers now have a few days before games. They hit the road again this Saturday to play at La Crosse Logan at 3 p.m. The Tigers will play at home next Monday, with Baldwin-Woodville as the opposition.

Dave Newman
Dave Newman has been the sports editor at the New Richmond News since 1988. He has covered the action in the Middle Border Conference, Dunn-St. Croix Conference and Big Rivers Conference for nearly 30 years.
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