Eagles soar in shutout of Jaguars
Lloyd nets hat trick in first half of rout
PRINCESS ANNE — The best defense can be a good offense.
If the defense is playing well, too, then the result is often what happened Wednesday for the North Dorchester High boys’ soccer team.
William Lloyd’s hat trick powered a six-goal first half, as the Eagles evened their record with an 8-0 victory over Washington.
North Dorchester (2-2) outshot Washington by a 21-6 margin, controlling the tempo for most of the game and keeping the Jaguar defensive unit busy for almost all 80 minutes.
Lloyd scored his first goal in the seventh minute, a right-footer which Jaguar keeper Ryan Hungerford (10 saves) got a piece of, but not enough to keep it out of the net. A shot by Garrett Walker caromed off a Washington defender right to Lloyd, who used his knee to score his second goal two minutes later.
A handball call inside the penalty box led to Fernando Sanchez’s penalty kick in the 19th minute for a 3-0 Eagles lead.
“We had a couple of bounces that went the right way, and Will took advantage of them,” Eagles head
coach Dan Glynn said. “It’s what he’s been doing for us. He’s our leader in scoring, and we anticipate him coming out and putting the ball in the back of the net.
“We got good support from the other guys up front and in the middle,” Glynn added. “When the offense is up a lot, they move up a little in the back, and... that helps close that gap in the middle, makes it harder for the other team to get anything going.”
Washington (0-5) threatened midway through the first half, a shot by Aron Tsigehet sailing just wide to the left. Another Jaguar shot hit the left post late in the first half.
Lloyd’s third score came moments later, making it 4-0. Seth Talley’s high-arcing shot from the left side made it 5-0 nine minutes before halftime. Ben Johnson converted a Devin Lord pass for a 6-0 halftime bulge, triggering the running clock in the second half.
Sanchez got his second goal midway through the second half and Michael Kroeger scored the game’s final goal in the 74th minute. Another Tsigehet shot from the left side buzzed toward the Eagle net, but again went wide left.
Eagle keeper Marquise Parker notched three saves in the win.
North Dorchester’s next game is scheduled for Monday at home against Colonel Richardson at 4 p.m. Washington hosts Mardela next Tuesday.
K. Island 6 Washington 0
PRINCESS ANNE — Sophomore Ella Kaufman scored four goals and goalie Julia Abdenschoen needed just two saves for the Buccaneers’ sixth shutout of the season.
Kent Island (6-0) has not allowed a goal outside of tournament play this season. Celina Kaufman and Emily Cimiglia each added one goal for the Bucs. Riley Tengwall finished with two assists and Maggie Silver had an assist.
North Dorchester’s William Lloyd scores the first of his three goals here against Washington Wednesday, Sept. 19.
North Dorchester’s Ben Johnson drive to the middle against Washington Wednesday, Sept. 19.
North Dorchester’s Michael Kroeger scored a goal against Washington Wednesday, Sept. 19.
North Dorchester’s Garrett Walker shoots from the left wing and scores a goal against Washington Wednesday, Sept. 19.
North Dorchester’s Fernando Sanchez scored two goals against Washington Wednesday, Sept. 19.
North Dorchester’s Devin Lord drives through the middle against Washington Wednesday, Sept. 19.
North Dorchester’s Seth Talley scored a goal against Washington Wednesday, Sept. 19.