Columbus soccer falls short of state berth
By Hub City Times
MARSHFIELD – Columbus Catholic narrowly missed a WIAA state tournament berth, after a shootout win against Arcadia in Division 4 sectional semifinals on Oct. 31 got them to sectional finals on Nov. 2.
Columbus first won a shootout victory 3-3 (5-4) against Arcadia, in Arcadia.
Columbus’ Tyler Linzmeier scored at 7:36, assisted by Kellen Delaney, before Arcadia went on a run, securing three goals in a 31-minute time period.
Columbus came back to tie it up, with Delaney grabbing another goal, assisted by Tom Nystrom, and Zach Olson adding another two minutes later, to end game scoring.
In the following shootout, Columbus matched Arcadia one-for-one with Olson, Delaney, Grant Olson, and Dylan Porter keeping up 4-4 with Arcadia. After the Raiders missed the fifth shot, Nystrom made his, winning the game for Columbus.
Wyatt Drexler had 11 saves for Columbus versus Arcadia.
The Dons next headed to sectional finals in Wisconsin Rapids, hosted by Nekoosa, where they faced Northland Pines.
In finals competition, Columbus fell to the Eagles 8-2.
The Dons grabbed one goal in each half, with Delaney, assisted by Porter, scoring in the first half, and Nystrom scoring off a penalty kick in the second half.
Drexler had 10 saves against Northland Pines.