AQUINAS BLANKS COLUMBUS CATHOLIC IN WIAA DIVISION 4 BOYS SOCCER REGIONAL FINAL


Columbus Catholic's Alex Edwards heads the ball during the first half of Saturday's WIAA Division 4 boys soccer regional final at Griese Park in Marshfield. Columbus lost to La Crosse Aquinas, 2-0. (Photo by Paul Lecker/Zaleski Sports)

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MARSHFIELD – The Marshfield Columbus Catholic soccer team’s quest for a ninth-straight trip to the WIAA sectionals came to an end Saturday with a 2-0 loss to La Crosse Aquinas in a Division 4 regional final at Griese Park.


The third-seed Aquinas (12-5-4) moves on to a sectional semifinal at No. 1 seed Arcadia (13-3-2) on Thursday. Arcadia whipped La Crosse Coulee Christian/Providence Academy 10-0 on Saturday.


Columbus Catholic’s run of eight-straight regional titles and 10-game winning streak this season ends and the Dons finish 14-2-1.


Samuel Dickinson scored in the 54th minute to break the scoreless tie, and Joey Hirschboeck added a goal with 1:12 remaining in the game to finish off the victory for Aquinas.


Blugolds 2, Dons 0

Aquinas 0 2 - 2

Columbus Catholic 0 0 - 0

Second half: 1. A, Samuel Dickinson, 53:04; 2. A, Joey Hirschboeck, 78:48.

Total shots: Aquinas 6; Columbus Catholic 12.

Shots on goal: Aquinas 4; Columbus Catholic 7.

Corner kicks: Aquinas 6; Columbus Catholic 1.

Saves: A, J.B. Wieser 7; CC, Lucas Kreklau 2.

Records: Aquinas 12-5-4; Columbus Catholic 14-2-1.

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