Senior Derek Waleffe continued his record-breaking season with a hat trick to help the host Middleton boys soccer team advance to a WIAA Division 1 sectional final with a 5-3 overtime victory over Beloit Memorial on Thursday.
Waleffe assisted on an Isaiah Williams goal to open the extra period in the 91st minute for the Cardinals (14-4-4). The goal was quickly followed by Bryce Schuster’s 94th-minute strike on a pass from goalkeeper Ben Scher.
After Waleffe’s third score in the 82nd minute on a thread from Williams, Lorenzo Amador sent the match into overtime with an 87th-minute goal for the Purple Knights (12-11-3).
Danny Salazar recorded a goal and an assist for Beloit Memorial.
The Cardinals will face Big Eight Conference foe Madison West on Saturday for a state tournament berth.
Madison West 2, Sun Prairie 0
Robert Cooper opened up the scoring early in the first half to help lift the Regents (13-4-1) past the visiting Cardinals (10-7-2).
Aldo Lumani added a goal for Madison West.
Sauk Prairie 2, Elkhorn 0
Juan Herrera netted a first-half goal and Evan Carlson scored in the 83rd minute to help the visiting Eagles (16-4-3) defeat the top-seeded Elks (16-2-4).
Mount Horeb 1, Belleville/New Glarus 0
Jaden Neumann found the back of the net in the ninth minute, on a pass from Tyler Donovan and the host Vikings (16-4-1) held on to topple the Raiders (16-6-3)
Goalkeeper Ben Leis delivered five saves for Mount Horeb.
Evansville 1, McFarland 0
Peyton Townsend scored off a Jackson Stencel assist in the 86th minute to carry the visiting Blue Devils (13-2-3) past the Spartans (13-7-2). Justin Quist recorded seven saves for McFarland.
Racine Prairie 3, Lake Mills 0
Nolan Wolf scored a pair of first-half goals as the host Hawks (14-4-3) cruised past the L-Cats (14-4-3) in a Wisconsin Heights sectional semifinal.
Luis Garduno had a goal and two assists for Racine Prairie.