Torbey, Hansen hit for hat trick as Columbus Catholic soccer wins WIAA Division 4 regional semifinal
Dons blank Nekoosa, will host regional final Saturday
By Paul Lecker
MARSHFIELD — Nadim Torbey scored just 1½ minutes into the game to set the tone early for the Marshfield Columbus Catholic soccer team, which went on to whip Nekoosa 9-0 in a WIAA Division 4 boys soccer regional semifinal Thursday at Griese Park.
Torbey added another goal in the 19th minute, and the Dons had three more goals before halftime to take a 5-0 lead.
Torbey and Noah Hansen each hit for a hat trick for the Dons (19-2). Calvin Brown had a goal and three assists, Ryan Dieringer scored a goal and added an assist, and Nick Malovrh had Columbus’ other goal in the win.
Columbus will host the winner of the La Crosse Aquinas-Stevens Point Pacelli game at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Griese Park in a D-4 regional final.
“At the beginning we were a little high on adrenaline, and we were putting a lot of shots over, but we settled down and put them on frame at least,” Columbus Catholic coach Jeff Edwards said. “Then the goals came naturally with some nice passes.”
The Dons, like has been the case for most of the season, dominated play. Columbus had a whopping 58 total shots, 28 on goal, while limiting Nekoosa to just one shot and none on goal.
Edwards said the Dons are healthy and playing at a high level, which will be needed in the regional final and beyond.
“We don’t really have anyone dinged up right now, most of the starters are in good shape, their fitness level is good, and we should be in good shape for Saturday,” Edwards said.
(Hub City Times Sports Reporter Paul Lecker is also the publisher of MarshfieldAreaSports.com.)
Dons 9, Papermakers 0
Nekoosa 0 0 – 0
Columbus Catholic 5 4 – 9
First half: 1. CC, Nadim Torbey (Calvin Brown), 1:33; 2. CC, Torbey (Brown), 18:25; 3. CC, Brown (Alex Giles), 28:10; 4. CC, Ryan Dieringer (Kellen Heinzen), 34:02; 5. CC, Noah Hansen (Dieringer), 39:30.
Second half: 6. CC, Torbey (Brown), 53:55; 7. CC, Nick Malovrh (Charles Payant), 57:03; 8. CC, Hansen, 76:30; 9. CC, Hansen (Dieringer), 80:13.
Total shots: Nekoosa 1; Columbus Catholic 58.
Shots on goal: Nekoosa 0; Columbus Catholic 28.
Corner kicks: Nekoosa 0; Columbus Catholic 9.
Records: Nekoosa not provided; Columbus Catholic 19-2.