Jake Fellman netted the Panthers' first-ever hat trick as the Skyview High School boys soccer team downed Houston 4-1 Thursday at Houston.
In the girls game, the Panthers and Hawks fought to a scoreless tie.
Fellman found the back of the net just four minutes into the match, assisted by Matt Burdick, and scored again a minute into the second half on a play set up by Ty Edward.
Houston cut the deficit to 2-1 with a breakaway goal about eight minutes into the second half, but Skyview's Chris Hodel restored the Panthers' two-goal margin with a tally set up by Dorian Heatherly.
"We pretty much dominated at both ends of the field, and we had great halfback play," said Skyview coach Dave Carpenter. "Dorian was solid as ever running the midfield."
Fellman completed his hat trick late in the second half, knocking home a goal with an assist from Leon Galbrith.
Carpenter said goalkeeper Aspen Marlin made nine saves, most of them fairly routine, but that fullback Kyle Johnson came up with a dramatic save.
Marlin came off his line to block a Houston shot, but the rebound went to another Hawks player.
With Marlin out of position, Johnson was able to cover the net and cleared the ball off the goal line for the save.
Carpenter said Zack Morse and Dan Rich also played strong defensive games.
Skyview girls 0, Houston 0
The Hawks had eight shots and the Panthers had seven shots, but neither could find the back of the net.
"It was a hard-fought game," Skyview girls coach Tony Lewis said. "There weren't a lot of shots on goal. Most of the game was played at midfield."
In the first half, Lewis said Skyview's Beth Massey and Katie Verba did a solid job patrolling the midfield. He said in the second half, the duo began to tire a bit due to the warm temperatures up in the Valley.
Lewis also gave credit to forward April Friedly for creating some solid chances on the Houston net with some deft passing.
Both the Skyview boys and girls will complete their road trip to the Valley with matches against Palmer today and Colony Saturday.
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