Teixidor’s hat trick leads Eagles to 6-0 win over Panthers
PERRYVILLE — In Brandon Teixidor’s own words, Bohemia Manor played as a team. All he did was spark a flare.
The junior midfielder recorded a second-half hat trick Thursday af- ternoon as the visiting
Eagles turned a twogoal halftime lead into a 6-0 thrashing of host
Perryville in Susquehanna boys’ soccer action.
Teixidor’s first goal came just under eight minutes into the second half. He found the back of the net once again only 45 seconds later to put the Eagles ahead 4-0.
Teixidor rounded out the scoring with his third goal at the 23:13 mark of the second half.
Junior forward Mikey Stecher followed Teixidor’s hat trick with a pair of goals for himself.
“He was feeling it today from the very beginning. He’d had an off game in the last game, maybe even more than that,” Bo Manor coach Andy Mitchell said. “Those two were huge. And they were huge where they were supposed to be and did what they were supposed to do.”
The Panthers dominated possession early and had the game’s first three legitimate scoring opportunities, including a penalty kick that senior goalie Matt Lynn saved.
“That definitely helped us a lot,” Teixidor said of Lynn’s save. “I’m sure the score would’ve been different if it wasn’t for that. We woke up after that, for sure.”
Mitchell credited Lynn’s save along with the play of his entire back line, citing senior captain JP Collins and freshman Niki Mainoilifi.
“Matt Lynn in the back is like a brick wall for us,” Mitchell said. “He’s smart with the ball, too. He’s a good keeper, he knows when to slow the ball down, when to speed the ball up.”
The way Perryville was able to dominate possession early on was a major focal point of Mitchell’s halftime message, despite leading 2-0 by the midway point of the opening half.
“One of the things we talked about at halftime was possession,” Mitchell said. “This team, I think, is one of the better possession teams that I’ve seen. Perryville had the ball up in the air a lot, but when you can get the ball on the ground, it really opened up the game.”
Senior midfielder Bean Bainbridge scored the game’s first goal at the 31:25 mark of the first half.
Bohemia Manor’s Jacob Brown battles Perryville’s Josh Nasuta for possession of the ball Thursday during the Eagles’ 6-0 Susquehanna Division win over the host Panthers.