LOYSBURG >> McConnellsburg's boys soccer team closed out the regular season in fine fashion Tuesday with a dominating Sideling Hill League victory over Northern Bedford, 11-2.
Ethan Barclay paced the Spartans (17-1), who clinched the SHL title with an 11-1 mark, with his first hat trick of the season, while Jake Boehme finished with two goals and three assists. Patrick Keefer also added a pair of goals.
"It was a good way to end out the regular season," Spartan coach Cory Houck said. "I thought Ethan Barclay had a great game with the hat trick this evening. Now we're looking forward to getting some rest before playoffs on Saturday."
Landon Richards put up a goal and two assists, and Gage Henry also had a pair of helpers.
McConnellsburg 11 Northern Bedford 2
First half — (M) Ethan Barclay, asst. Landon Richards, (M) Barclay, asst. Jake Boehme, (M) Patrick Keefer, asst. Barclay, (M) Boehme, asst. Nic Culler, (M) Keefer, asst. Boehme, (M) Boehme, asst. Gage Henry, (M) Justin Welsh, penalty kick.
Second half — (M) Barclay, asst. Boehme, (M) Richards, asst. Boehme, (M) Cody Parson, asst. Richards, (M) Marcel Schneideriet, asst. Henry, (NB) Eickenroad, (NB) Norris, penalty kick.
Shots — McC 18, NB 8; Corner kicks — McC 6, NB 1; Saves — McC 6 (Hunter Souders), NB 5 (Defibaugh).
NORTHERN BEDFORD 4, MCCONNELLSBURG 3 >> McConnellsburg concluded the regular season with a Sideling Hill/Inter-County Conference loss to Northern Bedford.
Alexis Mellott led the Spartans (9-9, 5-3 SHL, 3-3 ICC) with a pair of goals in the first half. McKenzi Garlock also scored once, while Michaela Kendall and Hannah McGarvey each had an assist.
Kellyn Perry had nine saves for McConnellsburg.