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Trout Lake splits weekend series with Day Star but retains share of GCB lead

Senior Ben Anderson scores hat trick to lead Mustangs past Riverside Crusaders

Trout Lake split a two-game series with Day Star Christian last weekend to retain a share of first place in Greater Columbia B League soccer standings.

The visiting Mustangs prevailed 3-1 on Saturday, thanks to a revamped, defensive-minded lineup and goals by Ben Anderson, Dustin Poland and Mike Hansen.

Poland assisted on Anderson's goal, which opened the scoring less than two minutes into the match.

On defense, Nathan and Andrew Dick played the fullback positions and shut out Day Star's Jacob Jones, who had a hat trick the day before.

Mustangs Coach Jimmy Dick also praised the play of midfielder Spencer Paxson and goalkeeper Marcus Van Laar.

Trout Lake, which began the year 2-2, improved to 2-1 in GCB standings and 6-3 overall.

On Friday, the Moses Lake crew scored the final goal of the match with five minutes to go to top off a 5-4 come-from-behind victory.

The Mustangs led 3-1 but Day Star rallied to go ahead 4-3.

Trout Lake tied it up in the 65th minute, only to have Day Star regain the lead for good 10 minutes later.

Anderson, Hansen, Poland and Nathan Dick booted goals for Trout Lake. Dick also provided two assists; Poland and Jerry Duke each had one.

At Trout Lake 6, Riverside Christian 1 --

Ben Anderson scored three goals and Nathan Dick had two as the Mustangs won their GCB home opener on Sept. 25.

Anderson accomplished his hat trick in the first half, netting the first two goals and the fourth.

Matt Dearden put in the third goal and Nathan Dick added the fifth and sixth as Trout Lake led 6-0 at the break.

Riverside's James McKinney scored the only goal of the second half.

Goalkeepers Marcus Van Laar of Trout Lake and Jimmy Van Beek of Riverside each had eight saves.

Trout Lake 2, at Clackamas Christian 0 --

Ben Anderson and Kris Huffsmith each scored goals and Marcus Van Laar preserved the shutout in goal during Sept. 21 non-league action in Portland, Ore.


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