CLAYTON — On a windy and rain swept night Northmont unleashed a scoring onslaught Thursday in the boys soccer sectional final to post a 6-1 victory over Greenville.
Junior midfielder Noah Teague scored the first two goals of the match and tacked on a third in the second half to earn a hat-trick. Teague’s third goal was a second chance shot. His first shot hit the right upright dead center and deflected back to Teague, who had a defender between himself and the goal. Teague stepped around the defender and nailed the kick into the net to boost the Thunderbolts’ lead to 4-1.
Haakon Kvamme scored a pair of goals and Justin Menker had one to help power the Thunderbolts to the decisive victory.
“It was a good win. We will take that every day of the week,” said Northmont Coach Bob Brown. “Their goalkeeper, A.J. Frens, is very solid and super athletic but I think he was a little nicked. This is a Greenville team that plays hard and moves the ball around a little bit better than most.”
Northmont rose to the occasion to out-play Greenville in every aspect of the game on a night that was less than ideal for a soccer match.
With the win Northmont improved to 8-8-2 while Greenville saw its season come to an end with a record of 8-7-3. The Thunderbolts will face 15-1-1 Beavercreek in the district tournament Monday, October 24 at Centerville at 7 p.m.
“The goal is that we don’t want to leave yet. We want another shot at Beavercreek, so I guess we got what we asked for,” Brown added. “When we played them in the regular season we didn’t play well and we had two starters out that game. They scored early and we just kind of sat down for them. I’d like to at least let them see who we really are.”
The Thunderbolts are peaking at the right time. Northmont has won five in a row and is 8-3-2 in its last 13 matches.