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Posted: March 9, 2012 12:00 a.m.

Eastside comes up with 3 hat tricks in pair of wins

Seven different Lady Eagles got involved in the score sheet for Eastside (2-3, 1-0 4AAA) as they defeated Drew 9-0 on Tuesday. Tara Harrison intercepted a Drew goal kick and sent the ball to Sarah Gaddis who forwarded it to Amber Lafond who sent it back to Gaddis for the goal and a 1-0 Eastside (2-3, 1-0 4-AAA) lead in the 5th minute of the match.

Lafond stretched the lead to 2-0 when she put a penalty kick in five minutes later. Halfway through the first half, Harrison sent a free kick into the scoring area that Gaddis stuck in the back of the net to make it 3-0. Lafond scored twice more in the first half to lead Eastside to a 5-0 halftime advantage.

Gaddis added her hat trick of three goals and Lafond had an assist.

Sophomore Alexis Langford scored her first varsity goal with 14 minutes left in the game.

Harrison notched three assists while Kari Dylong, Alex Morvik and Alli Coberth each had one assist. Eastside outshot Drew 39-1.

"We finally got some consistent ball movement," Eastside coach Joel Singleton said. "We utilized both sides of the field very well. We have no time to relax. We have a big game with Alcovy on Friday. It's always a great rivalry game."

Eastside 4, Drew 1

After the girls' had two separate hat tricks for Eastside, the boys' team continued the trend thanks to Trent Taylor.

Taylor led the way with three goals, and Eastside defeated previously unbeaten Drew 4-1 on Tuesday.
Eastside had the chance to take an early lead after Taylor earned a penalty kick.

However, his shot went wide left.

Drew took advantage of the missed opportunity and scored on a long ball misjudged by the Eagles' keeper.

Taylor then made up for his earlier miss, putting the ball in the corner of Drew's net after Aubrey James sent a well-played ball into the box.

After starting the second half tied at 1-1, Eastside tightened up its defense in the second half, limiting the Titans to just the occasional trip into Eastside territory.

The Eagles took the lead when Jacob Alwes connected with Austin Jenkins on a corner kick, and Jenkins finished with a diving header for the score.

Taylor scored his second goal of the night on a volley from Austin Cooper to give the Eagles a two-goal cushion.
The duo of Cooper and Taylor hooked up again to put the game away. This time it was on a rare assist off a throw in. Cooper's throw made its way all the way into the box, where Taylor tapped it in for a 4-1 lead.

Levi Rhodes, Aubrey James and Calvin Miller played strong defense for the Eagles, who will play Alcovy Friday.
"We are starting to gel and play as a unit" Eastside coach Champ Young. said. "We've had two good showings in a row and hope to continue to build on that."

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