Mosinee Take Care of Northland Pines, Claim River Cup in Shutout Win

Mosinee lights up Northland Pines to win The River Cup, 4-0

Thursday, September 22

Early in the season Mosinee and Northland Pines played down to the wire for a tie game. The River Cup, an annual travelling trophy between Mosinee and Northland Pines, would go to the team that won the season series. Mosinee left no doubt on the winner of The Cup with a resounding shut out of the Eagles.

Northland Pines took the kickoff, but Mosinee quickly turned the Eagles over and moved the ball through the midfield and switched the ball from sideline-to-sideline with defensive play. The ball movement pulled the Pines defenders out of position, creating a crease for Mosinee forwards to move in. Greyde Rodgers crossed a ball to the charging Jaeger Dhein and Mosinee was up 1-0 just 2:42 into the game. With the Eagles still reeling, Mosinee kept the pressure up and Jaeger scored another ball through defensive pressure, with an assist from Mosinee’s new forward, Cole Kowalski. While Mosinee controlled the game initially, Northland Pines gradually stabilized the defense, and mounted their own attack. In the last 12 minutes of the half, Pines got several shots on goal, and had most of the possession. Yet Keaton Wieloch in goal with Trevor Tazelaar as sweeper kept the scoreboard blank. The halftime score was Mosinee 2, Northland Pines 0.

Mosinee wasted little time coming out of halftime to deliver a knockout blow. Cole Kowalski came through on a breakaway run 6 minutes into the second half and slid a shot past the keeper to put Mosinee up by 3. With a solid 3-goal lead and Mosinee continuing to control the midfield, Northland Pines’ chances to redeem the game slipped away. Jake Neumann, Garret Donohue, and Andrew Carlson moved the ball while Noah Stencil and Grant Gabrielski did their part to distribute the ball and keep the Mosinee attack strong. Ben Harris, Josh Ivey and Tucker Kowalski in defense never allowed much through for Keaton to stop. At 59” Cole got another breakaway goal, and the game was virtually finished at that point.  Some players newer to Varsity came in for Mosinee, but the play of Mosinee remained strong, helping Mosinee claim a shutout, 4-0, and The River Cup.

Mosinee is now 2-3-1 in the Great Northern Conference. The JV team will play at Marshfield tomorrow and a Double Dual on Saturday at Edgewood Park.

Thanks to Mosinee Coach Joseph Carlson for the report

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David Keech
Author: David Keech

David Keech is a math teacher in Wisconsin Rapids and public address announcer for Abbotsord High School. He officiates basketball, baseball, and softball in central Wisconsin. He has reported on amateur sports since 2011, known as 'KeechDaVoice.' David can be reached at [email protected]