The Wellington boys soccer team scored less than five minutes into its Division III regional semifinal against Berlin Hiland on Oct. 29 at Lakewood and controlled play throughout the contest on its way to a 3-0 victory.

The Jaguars, who won a regional tournament game for the first time, improved to 15-2-3 and advanced to face South Webster or Lynchburg-Clay in a regional final Nov. 2 at a site to be determined.

Hiland finished 15-4-1.

“We made history, so it feels good,” senior forward Ahmet Ozer said.

The Jaguars took a 1-0 lead with 37:29 left in the first half on a goal by Freddie Lin that was assisted by Jordan Livits.

Eli Dulle scored with 14:13 left before halftime to make it 2-0 and Ozer closed the scoring with 36:17 left in the game.

The Jaguars, who have won nine games in a row, haven’t given up a goal in their four postseason games and limited the Hawks to three shots on goal.

“We intended to come out with a shutout like our other games in the tournament,” Livits said. “We played this team in the preseason and we won (by several goals), so we were expecting a similar result.”

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