Goal-happy Hyacks strike again

When it comes to card games, Crazy 8s is tough to beat.

Mark it down as true for the New Westminster Hyacks, too.

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The senior girls soccer team picked up where they left off by defeating the Burnaby Mountain Lions 8-1 on Tuesday, a week after they opened the regular season with an 8-4 triumph over Burnaby North.

The polished offensive finish certainly has been a pleasant surprise to start the season.

Goals by Meagan Black and Taylor Spong within the first six minutes set a scorching orange tone. Black blasted a rebound off a Spong shot to open the scoring, while the senior sharpshooter Spong netted her first of four on the day – a goal that proved to be the game winner.

Christine Singh picked up a well deserved assist on Spong’s marker and buried her own chance in the 18th minute.

While Burnaby Mountain responded on a free kick in the 28th minute, New West countered with Spong’s second of the match just four minutes later, followed by her hat trick tally 48 seconds into the second half.

Alia Homenuke, who played the first half in net, traded places with Lucia Fernanda at midfield. The defensive tone was established by Emma Celle, Madison Fowler, Sarah Gallant, Emma Hughes and Emma Pollard.

Grade 9 forward Monika Arcadi, Hughes and Spong rounded out the offence.

Supplying stellar support were Lara Borgford, Emma Gruger, Jennifer Hannay and Milcah Mulatu.

New West’s next game is a rematch with Burnaby North on Thursday, followed by a match next Tuesday against Alpha.

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