Friday, October 9, 2009

Steve Palumbo's Hat Trick Leads BA

The Bridgton Academy Wolverines defeated the Kents Hill Huskies 7-1, on Wednesday afternoon. All the scoring would take place in the second half as the two teams played to a 0-0 draw in the opening half. Bridgton was not without scoring opportunities as the hosts were out shot 13-2 in the first half.

Captain Omar Khartabil (Hampstead, NH) called the first half of the game a, "wake up call." Tied 0-0 and unable to convert on multiple opportunities the Wolverines in the second half, "Came together, and dominated," according to Khartabil. Steve Palumbo (Kingston, NH) got the scoring started with an unassisted goal in the 65th minute, coming off of a quick counter to a Kents Hill direct kick. Kents Hill would answer back five minutes later to even the score at 1-1. The Wolverines responded with six unanswered goals. Palumbo scored two minutes after Kents Hill scored for the eventual game winner, Khartabil collected the assist. Ethan Martin (South Burlington, VT) scored in the 76th and 83rd minute. Khartabil scored in the 80th minute and brothers Steve and Rob Palumbo (Kingston, NH) scored back to back goals to end the game making the final score 7-1.

Steve Palumbo ended the day with a hat trick, including the game winner, and an assist. Martin had two goals, his fifth consecutive game with two or more goals. Khartabil collected a goal and an assist.

Once again Bridgton had a slow start, however they did not have to be scored on first, this time, to answer the bell. Coach Mellon said, "It took some adjusting for my players to get used to the turf and be able to read the ball, but once that occurred we were able to convert."

The Black and Gray face their second MAISAD school in two games as they host the Hyde School on Saturday at 3:30 PM.

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