Teix­i­dor’s hat trick leads Ea­gles to 6-0 win over Pan­thers

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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.

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