Pointers advance to sectional finals
By JIM WALKER
Tribune Sports Editor
SOUTH POINT — The rookie played like a veteran.
Freshman Liam Huff turned the hat trick with three goals as the South Point Pointers beat the Piketon Red Streaks 4-1 on Monday in the Div. III sectional soccer tournament.
Huff scored at the 35-minute mark off an assist by Erin Dillow to give the Pointers a 1-0 lead.
Huff scored an unassisted goal two minutes later and it was 2-0.
The Pointers went up 3-0 early in the second half as Mario Palladino scored with the aid of a Brady Sloan assist.
Piketon got on the scoreboard when Dylan Williams scored an unassisted goal at the 67-minute mark
South Point closed out the scoring and sealed the victory when Huff scored at the 73-minute mark with Michael Lien handing out the assist.
Pointers’ goalie Brady Rickard had six saves.
South Point (8-6-3) plays in the sectional finals at 5 p.m. Wednesday at Minford.
Piketon 0 1 = 1
South Point 2 2 = 4
SP – Liam Huff (Erin Dillow assist) 35:00
SP – Liam Huff (unassisted) 37:00
SP – Mario Palladino (Brady Sloan assist) 57:00
Pik – Dylan Williams (unassisted) 67:00
SP – Liam Huff (Michael Lien assist) 73:00