FAIRBANKS — Elly Veazey scored a hat trick and Katie Hopper scored twice as the Hutchison girls soccer team downed Eielson 5-0 on Saturday at Eielson.
Veazey scored twice in the first half, both from distance, to give the Hawks a 2-0 halftime lead. Veazey struck in the 25th minute and again in the 33rd minute. The goals came after the Hawks had missed on several chances in the first 20 minutes Hawks head coach Justin Racette said.
“We were trying a little too hard to get the easy tap in goal,” Racette said by cellphone.
Hopper scored her first of the game in the 55th minute on a header off a corner, an area where Racette said the Hawks struggled with this season. Veazey completed her hat trick in the 65th minute.
Hopper scored her second of the game on a penalty kick in the 75th minute.
“We weren’t capitalizing on our opportunities, not finishing out chances,” Ravens head coach John Kehl said.
Angel Ochoa and Rayvan Dempsey split the the game in net for the Hawks. Ochoa played the first half and Dempsey took over in the second.
Lathrop baseball shuts out Delta
Michael Fitzpatrick threw a complete game, two-hitter and drove in the two runs to lead Lathrop past Delta Junction 14-0 in five innings on Saturday in Delta Junction.
Fitzpatrick gave up both hits in the second inning, a bunt single to Brandon Schmidt and a single to left field by Connell Ware. Fitzpatrick struck out six and walked two.
The Malemutes, who are 10-1 overall and 6-0 in Railbelt Conference play, scored six times in the first inning and scored five in the fourth.
Fitzpatrick went 4-for-4 at the plate with a double, two RBIs and two runs scored. He hit a RBI single in the first and hit his RBI double in the second.
Ben Hall was 2-for-4 for the Malemutes while Matt Van Muelken, Evan Wilken, and Chris Carter each went 2-for-3.
Schmidt received the start on the mound for the Huskies, allowing 14 hits, striking out two and walking three in the complete game.
West Valley beats North Pole
Behind a nine strikeout performance from starter Casey Lewandoski, West Valley downed North Pole 6-2 Saturday at Newby Field.
Lewandoski, who head coach Mark Wade said has an ERA less than one this season, struck out nine in 5 1/3 innings while allowing four hits. Taylor Kelsey pitched the final 1 1/3 innings, striking out three to pick up the save.
“He’s been our ace this year,” Wade said of Lewandoski. “He’s got three pitches and he has command of all of them.”
Tyler Christmann drove in two runs for the Wolfpack. Trent Chiu also had a RBI.
The Patriots scored one run in the first inning but the Wolfpack responded with three in the top of the second inning.
The loss eliminates North Pole from the race for the Mid Alaska Conference championship.
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