BOYS' PREP SOCCER ROUNDUP: E'town tops Knox; John Hardin rolls (09/04)

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Senior forward Travis Richardson scored four times and senior midfielder Conner Kauffield had two goals and two assists to lead the visiting Elizabethtown Panthers to a 10-0 win over 17th District rival Fort Knox on Tuesday.

Senior defender Jon Endelman, junior midfielder Nick Lawson, junior forward Cody Bridges and sophomore midfielder Nick Coffman also scored for the Panthers (3-4-1, 2-1 district), who won for the third time in five games.

Endelman, Coffman and sophomore defender Matt Puckett each had an assist.

Sophomore keeper Jacob Dvorjak didn’t face a shot on goal.

No statistics were available for the Eagles (0-8, 0-5), who were shut out for the seventh time this season.

UP NEXT: Elizabethtown plays at Central Hardin at 7 p.m. Thursday.

JOHN HARDIN 3, NELSON COUNTY 0. Visiting John Hardin (5-1) scored three goals in a 9-minute stretch in the second half, pulling away for its fourth straight win and snapping the Cardinals’ four-game win streak.

Senior Jeremy Garcia had two goals and an assist, while senior Brandon Peck added a goal and an assist. Senior Zach Jaquess chipped in with two assists.

“I thought they (Nelson County) came out and played very well defensively,” John Hardin coach Alex Shearer said. “They were just trying to keep us from attacking. As the game opened up in the second half, there was more space. Once we scored the first goal, you could see it took the wind out of their sails.”

Senior keeper Justin Hubert made five saves as the Bulldogs recorded their second straight shutout.

UP NEXT: John Hardin plays at Louisville DeSales at 6 p.m. today.

CENTRAL HARDIN 7, THOMAS NELSON 1. Senior striker Jordan Mabe’s hat trick propelled the visiting Bruins (4-0-1) to their fourth straight win.

Junior midfielder Zach Fonda had two goals and an assist, while senior midfielder Ryan Keeney and senior back Anthony Hall also scored for Central Hardin, which led 3-0 at the half.

Junior back Jordan Smith had two assists, while senior midfielder Austin Howard and sophomore midfielder Ben Heideman each had one.

Sophomore keeper Garrett Kasey made two saves in the first half, while junior reserve Andrew Schmit made three in the second.

UP NEXT: Central Hardin hosts Elizabethtown at 7 p.m. Thursday.

LARUE COUNTY 5, TAYLOR COUNTY 1. Senior forward Curtis Milby had two goals and senior Raymundo Perez had a goal and an assist as the visiting Hawks (1-4, 1-1 18th District) snapped a four-match losing streak.

Junior defenders Miguel Martinez and Trevor Cecil also scored for LaRue County, while senior forward Quintin Majors had two assists and junior midfielder Hunter Smith had one.

Junior keeper Holden Blair made six saves.

UP NEXT: LaRue County plays at Campbellsville at 5:30 p.m. Thursday.