Jakob Weder scored two goals and assisted on three others as Mattoon took a formidable lead by halftime in an 8-0 rout of Taylorville in Apollo Conference boys soccer action Thursday night.

Zach Diebel also registered three assists and scored once.

Mattoon jumped ahead right away when Weder drilled in a shot only a minute into the game, on a pass from Zach Diebel, and then assisted Mason Wright 30 seconds later to make it 2-0. The Green Wave were never threatened.

Weder scored about 10 minutes later on another pass from Diebel at the 12-minute mark. Minutes later, Wright found the back of the net again to make it 4-0.

Diebel, on an assist from Weder, and Andrew Brinkshroeder scored to put the Green Wave ahead 6-0 at halftime.

In the second half, Shane Ghere scored on a cross from Diebel before Weder assisted on another goal, this time helping defender Drew Coffey score his first varsity goal.

Mattoon is now 12-2-4 overall, 5-1-4 in the conference.