The St. Marys Area Flying Dutch soccer team raised their record to 5-6 on the season with a 6-3 victory over the Smethport Hubbers Saturday at the SMAHS soccer field.
The Dutch took control of the game early as they opened a 3-0 lead in the first 11 minutes of the contest.
The scoring started with 37:50 left in the first half when Tim Mosebarger scored for the Dutch, giving St. Marys the early 1-0 lead.
At the 35:22 mark, Dutchman Josh Burns made the score 2-0 when he scored off a corner kick by Jarrod Lipsey.
St. Marys went up 3-0 at the 29-minute mark when Mosebarger scored his second goal of the day.
Mosebarger got the hat trick with 23:21 left when he scored off an assist by Josh Burns, giving the Dutchmen the 4-0 lead.
With 19:49 left in the first half, SMA’s Clancy Wiesner scored to make it 5-0.
The Dutchmen would get on the board again before halftime as Diego Araujo scored, giving the Dutchmen a 6-0 lead at the half.
St. Marys outshot Smethport 8-3 in the first 40 minutes. The Dutch had four corner kicks to none for the Hubbers.
The Hubbers didn’t go away quietly as they scored three goals in the first 22 minutes of the second half.
With 24:23 left in the game, Smethport made the score 6-1. They were able to score again less than two minutes later making it 6-2 with 23 minutes left. Smethport scored their final goal of the contest with 18:48 left, making the final score 6-3.
“I was impressed with how quickly the guys came out firing on all cylinders to give us four quick goals,” said St. Marys coach Russ Micale.
“We definitely didn’t do as good a job of supporting on defense early in the second half,” added Micale.
St. Marys returns to action Tuesday when they travel to Kersey to take on the Elk County Catholic squad at 7 p.m.