Eddie Jones scored a hat trick in the first 10 minutes of the game and Scarborough never looked back as they rolled over Biddeford, 8-0, last Thursday at Waterhouse Field.

Nate Gove added two more goals to help Scarborough improve to 2-0-1. The loss drops Biddeford’s record to 0-2-1.

The Red Storm cam out of the gates in a hurry and quickly moved into the Tigers’ end. A crossing shot from Brent Mayo less than 30 seconds into the game rippled the twine in the upper right side of the net. The tone of the game was set early.

“I don’t know how long it took us to score,” said Scarborough coach Mark Diaz. “We moved the ball real well right off.”

Move the ball is exactly what they did. Just six minutes into the game Jones notched his first score of the game with a shot from the box that went over the head of Biddeford goalkeeper Matt Boisvert for a quick 2-0 lead.

About a minute later Jones struck again with a header in front of the net to give the Red Storm a 3-0 lead. Jones extended the lead to 4-0 on a kick from the box that again streaked over Boisvert’s head.

Three-quarters of the way through the half, Boisvert prevented Scarborough from taking an even bigger lead with three spectacular saves in near succession, tipping hard shots and diving to save the play.

But with three minutes to play in the half the Red Storm struck again with a crossing shot from Jeff Letellier. That gave Scarborough a 5-0 lead and that is where things stood at halftime.

In the second half the Tigers defense tightened up and played much better.

“We started out flat,” said Biddeford coach Mike Grattelo. “In the second half I thought we defended much better.”

Despite the improving Tiger defense, Scarborough still scored four more times in the second half. Jason Philbrick scored with a curving kick from Boisvert’s left that got to the net before he could.

Gove’s first goal was on a shot from the box while Boisvert was out of position. That goal made it 7-0. Three minutes later Gove scored his second goal of the game and the final of the night with a header in front of the net.

“The guys played real unselfish tonight and that was a big key for us,” Diaz said.

The Tigers knew they had their work cut out for them from the start playing against the defending state champions.

“You’re not going to beat teams like that,” Grattelo said. “Not a whole lot of people are going to beat Scarborough.”

The Tigers got some valuable experience playing against one of the top teams in the state. They are also fighting the injury bug a little bit. Since the team doesn’t have great depth, the injuries are adding up.

“I’m looking ahead and in the future I think we’re going to be ok,” Grattelo said. “I think the kids played well and I’m sure they learned some stuff tonight.”


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