MARSHFIELD – Alex Edwards had a hat trick as Marshfield Columbus Catholic hammered Adams-Friendship 9-1 in a WIAA Division 4 boys soccer regional semifinal Thursday at Griese Park.
The second-seeded Dons (14-1-1) will take their 10-game winning streak into a Division 4 regional final at home against No. 3 seed La Crosse Aquinas (11-5-4) on Saturday at Griese Park. Aquinas defeated Amherst 6-2 on Thursday in its regional semifinal.
The two teams played earlier this season in Marshfield with the game ending in a 3-3 tie on Sept. 11. That was the last time Columbus Catholic did not win a game.
Charlie Moore scored back-to-back goals in a span of 1:10 to give the Dons a quick 2-0 lead just 6:35 into the game.
Edwards scored all three of his goals before halftime, and Sammy Neville and Grant Olson added scores as Columbus Catholic raced out to a 7-0 lead by intermission.
Josh Van Wyhe and Josh Weiland added goals in the second half to make it 9-0 before Adams-Friendship (6-9) scored in the 77th minute.
Dons 9, Green Devils 1
Adams-Friendship 0 1 - 1
Columbus Catholic 7 2 - 9
First half: 1. CC, Charlie Moore (Alex Edwards), 5:25; 2. CC, Moore (Grant Olson), 6:35; 3. CC, Edwards, 13:27; 4. CC, Edwards (Sammy Neville), 21:17; 5. CC, Neville, 21:48; 6. CC, Edwards (Neville), 26:35; 7. CC< Olson, 37:07.
Second half: 8. CC, Josh Van Wyhe (Olson), 70:22; 9. CC, Josh Weiland (Van Wyhe), 71:25; 10. AF, Seth Goodwin, 76:16.
Total shots: AF 13; CC 20.
Shots on goal: AF 5; CC 11.
Corner kicks: AF 4; CC 4.
Saves: CC, Lucas Kreklau 4.
Records: Adams-Friendship 6-9; Columbus Catholic 14-1-1.