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.

Division 2

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).

Division 3

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.

Division 4

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.


Wisconsin State Journal prep sports editor Art Kabelowsky has traversed the state to cover sports while working for daily papers in Fort Atkinson, Racine, La Crosse, Milwaukee and Baraboo.