By Murray Gleffe
ASHWAUBENON- On a cold and frigid late April evening, Chrissy Timmins and Haley Ehmke each scored enabling the Ashwaubenon Jaguars soccer team to salvage a 2-2 tie with the Marshfield Tigers.
Norah Kinsman had each of the assists.
The Jaguars showed no ill effects from Tuesday’s game as they shot right out of the gates.
With just 57 seconds elapsed off the game clock, Timmins took a pass 12 yards out and slammed home the goal to give the Jaguars an opening 1-0 lead.
In the 11th minute, with the Tigers on the attack, Jaguars defender Sela Kreiling turned away a shot and made a great clear to prevent a goal.
Just four minutes later, Jaguars forward Erica Conrad brook loose and sent a high shot just over the right half of the goal-post.
The Jaguars would not be denied, however, in the 16th minute when Ehmke sent a beautiful left footed boot from 20 yards out that curved into the right half of the goal.
It gave the home team a 2-0 lead with 29 minutes still remaining till halftime.
Nobody knew at that point, but it would be the last goal of the evening for the Jaguars.
The Tigers then started to push the attack in their favor.
Just two minutes later, they cut the margin in half when Sophomore forward Nina Hashimoto put home a goal.
“I thought we played excellent soccer to start the game,” said Jaguars Soccer Coach, Rick Kremer. “We then started to miss some of our assignments on both ends and that led to the first goal for them.”
In the final 18 minutes of the first half, Jaguars goaltender Breanna Adamczak came up with nine saves to send the Jaguars into the locker room with a 2-1 lead.
“Breanna came up huge for us at the tail end of the first half,” Kremer added. “We easily could have fallen behind going into halftime if not for some incredible saves she made.”
Both teams played to a stalemate the first 10 minutes of half number two before the Tigers struck in the 54th minute to even the game.
Again, it was Hashimoto getting behind the Jaguars defense and belting one home.
The Jaguars Kinsman made a nifty move and shot on goal in the 58th minute.
Unfortunately, it was corralled by the Tigers goaltender.
With just under 15 minutes remaining in the contest, a Tigers midfielder was in the clear and heading in for the go-ahead goal.
Adamczak came charging out of her area and altered the shot for the Tigers.
It was an unreal stop at a key point in the game.
“She (Adamczak) just has an awareness out on the field,” added Kremer. “That sequence late in the game was real pivotal for us to not fall behind. Credit goes out to our goalkeeper on that one.”
The Jaguars did have one last opportunity with just over two minutes remaining.
Conrad was on the left half of the field about 20 yards out and just missed a cutting Ehmke from in close for the Jaguars to take the lead.
In the end, the Jaguars and Tigers played to a tie after 90 minutes.
“Whenever we play Marshfield we end up being pretty evenly matched,” Kremer commented. “Today was no different.”
The Jaguars improve to 0-1-1 on the season and will travel to the Kaukauna Invite on Saturday (April 28).
Ashwaubenon 2, 0 2
Marshfield 1, 1 2
Ashwaubenon Goals: Timmins, Ehmke
Marshfield Goals: Hashimoto (2)