Tyler Hughes scored a hat trick to lead Squalicum’s boys’ soccer game to an 8-1 win against Meridian on Tuesday, April 28, at Meridian High School.
Both teams combined to score four goals in the first 10 minutes of the match. Hughes scored two of his goals early on.
“It was an odd first seven minutes of the game,” Squalicum coach Joe McAuliffe said in a phone interview. “Despite the goal difference they (Meridian) played well and it was a good game.”
The Storm’s Quinn Carpenter added a goal and an assist in the game as well.
Squalicum will play Mount Baker next at 6:15 p.m. Thursday, April 30, at Whatcom Community College. Meridian will take on Blaine next at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, April 30, at Pipeline Fields.
Squalicum 8, Meridian 1
Goal: Tyler Hughes (Squalicum), assist: Quinn Carpenter, time 1:30; Goal: Alan Eyoub (Meridian), assist: Jake Birnel, time 2:00; Goal: Quinn Carpenter (Squalicum), assist: Brandon Burbank, time 3:30; Goal: Tyler Hughes (Squalicum), assist: Carlos Tovar, time 07:30; Goal: Tyler Hughes (Squalicum), assist: unassisted, time 28:00; Goal: Eli Bacco-Guidroz (Squalicum), assist: unassisted, time 35:00; Goal: Ben Peterson (Squalicum), time 47:00; Goal: Zachary Wallace (Squalicum), assist: Luiz Gonzalez, time 73:00; Goal: Connor Miller (Squalicum), assist: Denny McAuliffe, time 77:00. Goalies (saves) — Squalicum: Owen Davis-Bower (3); Meridian: Harjaap Atwall (9). Shots on goal — Squalicum 19, Meridian 7.