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By Paul Lecker
MARSHFIELD – The way the Marshfield Columbus Catholic soccer team was dominating the ball, it was just a matter of time before the Dons would break the game open.
Charles Payant finally broke the scoreless tie in the 38th minute and the Dons poured on four goals in a 24-minute span of the second half to rout Wisconsin Valley Lutheran 5-0 in the Mid-State Soccer Conference opener for both teams on Monday at Griese Park.
Nadim Torbey, Nick Malovrh, Tyler Fuerlinger and Farid Torbey all scored in the second half for Columbus Catholic, which improves to 4-0 this season and earned its third-straight shutout.
Evan Dieringer assisted on the final two goals, and Kellen Heinzen, Calvin Brown and Nadim Torbey also had assists for the Dons.
“Our possession was very good today,” Columbus Catholic coach Jeff Edwards said. “We needed to work on a little bit harder paced passes to hit that open man when we had the open spaces. We picked up our intensity in the second half.”
Columbus is the defending Mid-State champion and the way it is playing defense, the Dons looked poised to compete for the title again.
The Dons did not allow a shot on goal in either of their two games at the Central Wisconsin Christian tournament on Saturday, or on Monday against WVL.
“Our defense is pretty tough,” Edwards said. “We’ve got a lot of quick guys back there, a lot of height and muscle, guys that will shoulder someone off the ball, which is helpful.”
Columbus plays at Northland Lutheran on Thursday in another MSSC game.
Dons 5, Wolves 0
Wisconsin Valley Lutheran 0 0 – 0
Columbus Catholic 1 4 – 5
First half: 1. CC, Charles Payant (Kellen Heinzen), 37:21.
Second half: 2. CC, Nadim Torbey (Calvin Brown), 57:54; 3. CC, Nick Malovrh (N. Torbey), 58:56; 4. CC, Tyler Fuerlinger (Evan Dieringer), 71:01; 5. CC, Farid Torbey (E. Dieringer), 81:14.
Shots on goal: Wisconsin Valley Lutheran 0; Columbus Catholic 30.
Corner kicks: WVL 0; CC 13.
Saves: WVL, Ryan Zuelsdorff 25; CC, Bailey Keffer 0.
Records: Wisconsin Valley Lutheran 0-1 overall and Mid-State Soccer Conference; Columbus Catholic 4-0, 1-0 MSSC.