Freshman Justin Calhoun recorded a hat trick and added an assist and freshman Dom Eubank had a goal and an assist in leading the Kenai boys soccer team to a 6-2 victory over visiting Ketchikan on Wednesday.
“The game started out with the field covered completely with pea-sized hail,” said Kardinals’ coach David Landry. “It was unbelievable.”
Kenai had no problem overcoming that, though.
Calhoun scored in the first minute and added another only three minutes later for an early 2-0 lead, but Ketchikan scored in the 16th minute, trimming the deficit to 2-1 at halftime.
Eubank made it 3-1 in the 52nd minute and Calhoun netted his third goal eight minutes later for a commanding lead.
Kenai’s Kris Larson made it 5-1 in the 69th minute and following Ketchikan’s tally in the 72nd minute, Cory Toombs finished off the scoring with a goal in the 79th minute.
Landry was especially pleased with the performance.
“We started four freshmen. We’re trying some different combinations,” he said. “We’re finding some combinations that seem to be working a little and that makes us happy.”
The Kardinals (3-0-3) have now allowed only three goals all season.
“I’m really pleased,” Landry said. “I think we’re still heading in the right direction that I want us to go.”
Kenai will host Skyview on Friday at 6 p.m.
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