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Columbus Catholic junior Grant Olson. (Paul Lecker file photo)

Zaleski Sports

KROENENWETTER – Grant Olson and Alex Edwards scored in a five-minute span of the second half to lift the Columbus Catholic soccer team to a 4-2 win over Northland Lutheran in a Central Wisconsin Conference clash on Thursday.

Edwards and Cy Becker scored in the first half as the Dons (4-1, 2-0 Central Wisconsin Conference) took a 2-1 lead into halftime.

After Northland Lutheran, which was playing its season opener, scored 11:02 into the second half, Olson gave Columbus the lead for good 5½ minutes later. Edwards added his second goal in the 61st minute to finish off the victory.

The Dons outshot Northland Lutheran 30-7, and goalkeeper Lucas Kreklau had to make just two saves.

Columbus Catholic hots Gresham/Bowler for a conference game at 5 p.m. Tuesday at Griese Park. Northland Lutheran will travel to Stevens Point Pacelli on Tuesday.

Dons 4, Wildcats 2

Columbus Catholic 2 2 - 4

Northland Lutheran 1 1 - 2

First half: 1. CC, Alex Edwards (Charlie Moore), 11:32; 2. Northland Lutheran (player not reported), 30:04; 3. CC, Cy Becker (Sammy Becker), 32:05.

Second half: 4. Northland Lutheran, 51:02; 5. CC, Grant Olson, 55:35; 6. CC, Edwards (Josh Weiland), 60:30.

Total shots: Columbus Catholic 30; Northland Lutheran 7.

Shots on goal: CC 17; NL 4.

Corner kicks: CC 7; NL 0.

Saves: CC, Lucas Kreklau 2.

Records: Columbus Catholic 4-1, 2-0 Central Wisconsin Conference; Northland Lutheran 0-1 overall and CWC.

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