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Junior striker Travis Richardson notched a hat trick and had three assists and the host Elizabethtown Panthers celebrated senior night with an 8-0 win over 5th Region foe Taylor County on Tuesday.
Junior midfielder Conner Kauffeld added a goal and an assist, while senior forward Devon Warman, senior striker Zohaib Qureshi, senior defender Nick Hartlage and freshman midfielder Nick Coffman also scored for the Panthers (6-13).
Senior keeper Alec Fields had one save.
“I’m very proud of all my seniors,” Elizabethtown coach Jon Parsons said. “They’re going to be missed. Our captains stepped up and played well.”
The Cardinals (4-15) lost their fifth straight – including three straight shutouts.
UP NEXT: Elizabethtown hosts South Oldham at 6:30 p.m. Thursday.
NO. 4 BOWLING GREEN 5, CENTRAL HARDIN 2. Bruins coach Mike Wiersema was glad to see his team down just 1-0 at the half to the Purples. Then came the second half, when Bowling Green (16-2) scored four goals to pull away for its 14th straight win in both teams’ regular-season finales.
“They’re very good. They’re very fast and they’re very skilled. They play well together. They’re a tall order,” Wiersema said. “It was a step forward for us. We fought hard no matter what the score was and we didn’t get down and give up.”
Junior midfielder Ryan Keeney scored both goals for Central Hardin (5-12-1), which lost its third straight.
Freshman keeper Garrett Kasey made six saves.
UP NEXT: Third-seeded Central Hardin plays second-seeded John Hardin at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in the 17th District Tournament at Elizabethtown.
BOYLE COUNTY-NORTH HARDIN SUSPENDED IN FIRST HALF. A power outage affecting the northern portion of Hardin County caused the Trojans’ game with Boyle County to be suspended with 5 minutes left in the first half.
North Hardin (12-6) was leading 2-1 when the lights went out. Seniors Elijah Linscott and Stevie Packer assisted each others’ goals as the Trojans rallied from a 1-0 deficit.
Sophomore keeper Andrew Rendon made six saves.
North Hardin coach Jim Stone said the game would not be concluded. Boyle County (6-9) could be required to forfeit the game if it isn’t made up.
UP NEXT: North Hardin plays at Marion County at 7:30 p.m. Thursday.
NELSON COUNTY 3, FORT KNOX 0. Junior keeper Will Ostlund came up with 22 saves, but the visiting Eagles (3-13-1) were limited to four shots on goal as the Cardinals (11-4-1) won their second straight.
Nelson County led 1-0 at the half.
UP NEXT: Fort Knox plays at Bullitt East at 5:30 p.m. Thursday.
LARUE COUNTY 8, BARDSTOWN 0. Senior striker Alex Cook’s six goals led the host Hawks (13-4) to their eighth straight win.
Senior midfielder Marshall Metcalf added a goal and two assists, while senior midfielder Rico Collado had a goal and an assist for LaRue County, which led 2-0 at the half.
Junior keeper Holden Blair had two saves for the Hawks, who outshot the Tigers (6-10-1), 24-4.
UP NEXT: LaRue County plays at Taylor County at 5:30 p.m. Thursday.
BULLITT CENTRAL 3, FORT KNOX 2. The visiting Lady Eagles came oh-so-close to ending their season-long losing streak.
Fort Knox lost its 29th straight match. No statistics were available.