STEVENS POINT – Stevens Point Pacelli scored on a penalty kick a little more than 3 minutes into the game. From there, it turned into the Alex Edwards show.
Edwards, a sophomore forward, scored five goals as Marshfield Columbus Catholic overcame that early deficit and defeated the Cardinals 6-2 in a Central Wisconsin Conference soccer game Monday at the Portage County Youth Soccer Fields.
Edwards scored at the 11:54 mark only to see Pacelli respond immediately as Jacob Hasler found the upper left corner of the net just seven seconds later and the Cardinals led 2-1.
Edwards took over from there, scoring unassisted goals 1½ minutes later and in the 37th minute put the Dons on top 3-2 at halftime.
Edwards added a goal 1:57 into the second half and his fifth 6½ minutes after that, the second on an assist from Charlie Moore.
Sammy Neville scored at the 49:54 mark to provide the final score for Columbus Catholic, which improves to 5-1-1 overall and 3-0 in the Central Wisconsin Conference.
Lucas Kreklau saves two of the four Pacelli shots on goal for the Dons.
Columbus Catholic hosts Wausau Newman Catholic in a CWC game Thursday at 5 p.m. at Griese Park. Pacelli (1-2-1 overall and CWC) is off until Sept. 20 when it plays at Gresham/Bowler.
Dons 6, Cardinals 2
Columbus Catholic 3 3 - 6
Pacelli 2 0 - 2
First half: 1. P, Max Grabiec (penalty kick), 3:19; 2. CC, Alex Edwards (Sammy Neville), 11:54; 3. P, Jacob Hasler, 12:01; 4. CC, Edwards, 13:26; 5. CC, Edwards, 36:29.
Second half: 6. CC, Edwards, 41:57; 7. CC, Edwards (Charlie Moore), 48:23; 8. CC, Neville, 49:54.
Total shots: Columbus Catholic 23; Pacelli 4.
Shots on goal: CC 15; P 4.
Corner kicks: CC 8, P 3.
Records: Columbus Catholic 5-1-1, 3-0 Central Wisconsin Conference; Pacelli 1-2-1 overall and CWC.