Coshocton showed why it was the top seed Wednesday.
Six players had goals in the Redskins’ 12-2 win against 10th-seeded Morgan in a Division II boys soccer sectional at River View.
The Redskins (15-0-2) advance to face fourth-seeded Maysville in a sectional final at noon Saturday.
Colton Jordan, who had two goals, said a team-first attitude has been the difference for Coshocton.
“You can’t make it far in the tournament without a team mentality,” he said. “We don’t care who scores as long as we win. They’re not many teams who are able to play like that.”
The Redskins controlled each end, owning a 35-4 advantage in shots. Goalkeepers Marc Smith and Joey Jarvis combined for two saves in the win.
Morgan kept Coshocton scoreless for more than six minutes, but Jordan got the Redskins rolling with a goal at the 33:14 mark of the first half.
“They packed it in (the box), but that first goal opened it up for us,” said Ian Hartley, who had a hat trick.
After a Morgan own goal four minutes later, Mitchell Milliken fired a shot past Raiders goalkeeper Tyler Dellamagiorre from 20 yards out for a 3-0 advantage with 25:37 left in the first half.
Hartley scored the next two goals — one assisted by Conner Roahrig — but Morgan cut it to 5-1 on a goal by Josh Davis at the 20:40 mark of the first half.
Jordan Work added a goal later in the half for the Raiders, but Alex Wheeler and Alan Marquez each found the back of the net to stake Coshocton to a 7-2 halftime lead.
Another own goal by Morgan opened the scoring in the second half before Hartley completed the hat trick on a Wilmer Marquez assist.
Roahrig chipped in two goals and Jordan scored off a Milliken assist to cap the scoring.
Hartley knows the Redskins need to remain focused to meet their goals.
“We want to come out and try to work the ball around,” he said. “We have to come to practice and keep working hard.”
Dellamagiorre collected 15 saves for the Raiders.