The Marshfield soccer team had it's season end at the hands of Oregon with a 4-1 loss in the Division 2 state semifinals at Uihlein Soccer Park in Milwaukee.
Despite scoring the game's first goal in the opening minutes, Marshfield couldn't overcome the barrage of first half Oregon goals.
The Tigers said they were nervous coming into Friday, with no player on the roster having played in a game of this magnitude. Whether it was the nerves, the unfamiliarity with playing on a turf field, or simply the strong play from Oregon, Ron Todryk's squad just didn't perform like it had hoped for.
"It was a really, really great team that we played today," said senior midfielder Austin Gilbert.
"They've got experience on this field, playing here last year in Division 1. We went up against some stiff competition and they played a really great game."
"Making it to the state final would have been so cool but I definitely goive credit to this Oregon team," said senior Matt McCann, who scored the Tigers' only goal Friday.
"They were a very good team in defense, offense. They controlled the ball well and finished on the chances they had, and we didn't."
Head coach Ron Todryk said that his senior leaders (Gilbert and McCann) were the reason the Tigers even got to the state semifinal and that it's going to be difficult to replace them.
Although the Tigers' top two goal scorers will be lost to graduation, much of Marshfield's defense will return in 2014.
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