Columbus Catholic blanks Aquinas in WIAA Division 4 boys soccer regional final
Dons host sectional semifinal Thursday
By Paul Lecker
MARSHFIELD — Tyler Fuerlinger scored twice in the first half, and it proved to be enough for Marshfield Columbus Catholic, which went on to beat La Crosse Aquinas 5-0 in a WIAA Division 4 boys soccer regional final Saturday afternoon at Griese Park.
Fuerlinger scored in the fifth and 26th minutes for the Dons, who improve to 20-2 this season. Columbus will play Arcadia in a sectional semifinal Thursday at 3:30 p.m. at Griese Park.
The winner moves on to a sectional final against either Barron or Phillips on Oct. 29 at Cumberland.
Charles Payant scored 6:48 into the second half and assisted on goals by Calvin Brown and Zoe Stratman later in the half to provide the final score. Payant also assisted on both of Fuerlinger’s goals.
Bailey Keffer had three saves in goal for the Dons, who posted their 14th shutout of the season.
(Hub City Times Sports Reporter Paul Lecker is also the publisher of MarshfieldAreaSports.com.)
Dons 5, Blugolds 0
La Crosse Aquinas 0 0 – 0
Marshfield Columbus Catholic 2 3 – 5
First half: 1. CC, Tyler Fuerlinger (Charles Payant), 4:38; 2. CC, Fuerlinger (Payant), 25:45.
Second half: 3. CC, Payant, 51:48; 4. CC, Calvin Brown (Payant), 65:36; 5. CC, Zoe Stratman (Payant), 73:32.
Total shots: Aquinas 6; Columbus 21.
Shots on goal: Aquinas 3; Columbus 14.
Corner kicks: Aquinas 0; Columbus 10
Records: Aquinas 8-8-1; Columbus Catholic 20-2.