MARSHFIELD – Thursday’s Central Wisconsin Conference soccer game between Marshfield Columbus Catholic and Stevens Point Pacelli came down to one kick, and the Dons’ Kellen Delaney came through.
Delaney drilled home a penalty kick with 21:30 left in the game for what proved to be the game-winner as Columbus Catholic won 1-0 at Griese Park.
The victory extends Columbus Catholic’s conference win streak to 10 in a row as it is now 10-0-1 in the CWC. The Dons need to win just one more match to clinch the conference title, which would be their third straight.
Columbus (12-1-3 overall) dominated play, outshooting the Cardinals (7-10, 6-6 CWC) 42-9 overall and 22-4 on goal, but couldn’t get a shot to go in until the penalty kick late in the game.
Wyatt Drexler had four saves in goal for the Dons.
Columbus finishes its regular-season and Central Wisconsin Conference schedule next week with three road games – Monday at Wausau Newman Catholic, Tuesday at Gresham/Bowler, and Thursday at Tri-County.
Dons 1, Cardinals 0 Stevens Point Pacelli 0 0 – 0 Columbus Catholic 0 1 – 1 Second half: 1. CC, Kellen Delaney (penalty kick), 69:30. Total shots: Pacelli 9; Columbus Catholic 42. Shots on goal: P 4; CC 22. Corner kicks: P 1; CC 9. Saves: CC, Wyatt Drexler 4. Records: Pacelli 7-10, 6-6 Central Wisconsin Conference; Columbus Catholic 12-1-3, 10-0-1 CWC.