Marshfield girls soccer team advances to state tournament for first time in program history

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The Marshfield girls soccer team punched its ticket to state for the first time in school history with a 2-1 win over Onalaska in the Division 2 sectional final.

The Tigers took an early lead in the first half from Nicole Simon. Onalaska tied things up in things up before halftime.

In the 65th minute, Sophia Gruenling scored to give Marshfield the 2-1 lead. The Tigers held onto the advantage behind stellar goalkeeper Mikayla Breuggen.

“I don’t even remember honestly, I was just so excited, I just started screaming and I ran back to see all of my teammates were flooding me with high fives, it was just amazing,” Gruenling said. “It just feels really surreal you know, just being the first team is just super exciting and we’re all just really excited to make it to state this year.”

“It’s just overwhelming; the girls have just played so hard and played with so much heart and it’s been a goal all year to get to sectionals and take one game at a time and state is just fantastic for the team,” head coach Steve Linder said.

The Tigers will play at 4:30 p.m. or 7 p.m. on Thursday.

Alexis Geffin

Alexis Geffin

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