BERWYN – Morton had won a regional title in each of Mike Caruso's first eight years in charge of the boys soccer program until last year.
The Mustangs wiped away any chance of a repeat upset by beating Kelly 4-0 in the Morton regional final on Friday. Edgar Garcia scored the opening goal in the first half and Morton put the match away with goals from Alonso Fregoso, Jovany Garcia and Chabello Marquez in the second half.
"You win eight straight and then you lose one and you're going oh man you don't want to lose two in a row," Caruso said. "We just wanted to get through this anyway and we did. We get back on the regional plaque after losing the one last year. Especially guys from last year's team, it gave them a little more incentive to come through in this game."
It is Morton's 11th regional title in the past 12 years and that doesn't even count the 2001 sectional title when the IHSA didn't use regionals.
No. 2 seed Morton (23-2) next plays at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday against No. 3 Benet, a 5-2 winner over Oak Park River Forest on Friday, in the second semifinal of the Hinsdale South sectional.