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Rice Lake came to the WIAA Division 3 girls soccer state tournament as an underdog story, but Catholic Memorial is looking to write an all-too-familiar tale of its own.

The dominant Crusaders administered a 10-0 defeat of Rice Lake in the state semifinal June 16, earning a date in the state final one day later. The Crusaders are working toward an unprecedented sixth consecutive state championship.

Four different players scored two goals apiece: Lauren Brown, Emma Westrick, Carly Delforge and Abby Piette, with additional tallies from Allison Bonner and Lauren Lehsten. Delforge took 10 total shots and five on goal, and Piette finished with six shots on goal.

Goalie Abby Vavra recorded a save on the only shot she faced and combined with Lili Berg for the shutout. The Crusaders had a 6-0 lead 18 minutes into the contest at Uihlein Soccer Park in Milwaukee when Delforge scored her two goals in a span of 52 seconds.

Morgan Rymer and Piette had two assists each, and Brown added another. Rymer centered a pass far post for Brown at the 2:29 mark to record the first score of the match, and Westrick's shot from the top of the box at 3:02 made it 2-0.

When Piette scored her second goal at 85:48, the game was stopped on account of the 10-goal rule.

CMH (16-1-6) will face either Winneconne or Madison Edgewood in the Saturday title game. Rice Lake came to state at 12-10-3, taking seventh in its conference but putting together a playoff run, all the same.

The Crusaders have yet to allow a goal in the postseason. They became the first program in Wisconsin to win five straight state titles in 2016.

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