TUNKHANNOCK – In a rare feat for boys soccer, Tunkhannock defeated Berwick 6-3 in a Wyoming Valley Conference crossover match on Monday as three hat tricks were netted.
Tunkhannock's Colton Brown and Jacob Hughes had three goals apiece, while the Bulldogs' Richard Umana picked up three of his own.
The Tigers jumped out to a 3-0 lead, but Berwick tied it at 3-3 at the start of the second half. Hughes' second goal of the game put Tunkhannock up 4-3 and his third made the score 6-3.
First half: 1. TUN, Colton Brown (Jacob Hughes) 1st minute; 2. TUN, Hughes (Dean Mirabelli) 5th; 3. TUN, Brown (Hughes) 16th; 4. BER, Richard Umana (Josh Morgan) 21st; 5. BER, Umana (Arlinson Reyes) 25th
Second half: 1. BER, Umana (Reyes) 41st; 2. TUN, Hughes (Aidan Cronin) 43rd; 3. TUN, Brown (Hughes) 44th; 4. TUN, Hughes (Cronin) 69th
Shots: BER 14, TUN 16; Saves: BER 6 (Ismael Vaquiz), TUN 11 (Zac Daniels); Corners: BER 3, TUN 2.
Brendan Leahigh, Kenny Rexer and Chris Pawlenok all scored in the first half to pace the Royals to the victory.
First half: 1. HR, Brendan Leahigh (Tyler Kukosky) 22:30; 2. HR, Kenny Rexer (Kukosky) 10:16; 3. HR, Chris Pawlenok 10:33Shots: WA 9, HR 19; Saves: WA 16 (Aaron Carter), HR 9 (Ian McGrane); Corners: WA 6, HR 8.
In a match played Saturday, the Tigers erupted for nine goals in the first half en route to the win as Brian Ly led the way with a hat trick and Jacob Hughes netted two goals and two assists.
Colton Brown, Pat Casey, Jacob Cole, Aiden Cronin and Dakota Quick also found the back of the net for the winners.
Casey Olszewski scored the lone tally for the Preppers.
First half: 1. TUN, Brian Ly (Jacob Hughes) 1st minute; 2. TUN, Hughes 2nd; 3. TUN, Colton Brown (Zac Daniels) 8th; 4. TUN, Ly (Pat Casey) 20th; 5. TUN, Hughes (Zac Daniels) 25th; 6. TUN, Casey (Hughes) 26th; 7. TUN, Ly (Daniel Shurtleff) 27th; 8. TUN, Jacob Cole (Eric Stamer) 29th; 9. Aiden Cronin 33rd
Second half: 1. MMI, Casey Olszewski (Eli Dove) 72nd; 2. TUN, Dakota Quick (Kyle Shupp) 79th
Shots: MMI 8, TUN 26; Saves: MMI 12 (Terrance Jankouskas), TUN 7 (Zac Daniels, Sean Andrew); Corners: MMI 2, TUN 4.