AMHERST – Amherst scored in the opening minute before Columbus Catholic scored six unanswered goals and won 6-1 in a Central Wisconsin Conference soccer game Thursday at Amherst High School.
Caleb Pinkalla scored 1:02 into the game for the Falcons, but they could not get another past Columbus Catholic goalkeeper Lucas Kreklau, who finished with six saves.
Alex Edwards scored at the 12:54 mark, Cy Becker added a goal eight minutes later, and Edwards scored again in the 32nd minute to push Columbus Catholic to a 3-1 lead by halftime.
Grant Olson scored twice and Edwards added another goal in the second half to complete a hat trick for Columbus Catholic (7-1-1, 5-0 CWC).
Columbus Catholic hosts Nekoosa at 1 p.m. Saturday for a nonconference match at Griese Park before playing a home in a conference contest Monday against Northland Lutheran at 5 p.m. Amherst will host Gresham/Bowler at 5 p.m. Monday. All three games will be live at zaleskisports.com.
Dons 6, Falcons 1
Columbus Catholic 3 3 - 6
Amherst 1 0 - 1
First half: 1. A, Caleb Pinkalla (Drew Lewallen), 1:02; 2. CC, Alex Edwards (Grant Olson), 12:54; 3. CC, Cy Becker (Sammy Neville), 20:58; 4. CC, Alex Edwards (Neville), 31:52.
Second half: 5. CC, Olson (Neville), 44:46; 6. CC, Edwards (Olson), 52:07; 7. CC, Olson (Charlie Moore), 53:16.
Total shots: Columbus Catholic 19; Amherst 9.
Shots on goal: CC 11; A 7.
Corner kicks: CC 9; A 4.
Saves: CC, Lucas Kreklau 6. A, not reported.
Records: Marshfield Columbus Catholic 7-1-1, 5-0 Central Wisconsin Conference; Amherst 2-7-2, 2-2-2 Central Wisconsin Conference.