Pointers end year with win over NW
SOUTH POINT — Just call him “Super” Mario.
Mario Palladino registered a hat trick as he score half the South Point goals and the Pointers beat the Northwest Mohawks 6-1 Thursday in a soccer game.
Michael Lien got the Pointers’ first goal at the 9-minute mark with an assist from his brother Jesse Lien.
After an own goal to take a 2-0 lead, Palladino scored the next two goals within two minutes. Blake Eckert and Trey Kerns assisted on the goals, respectively.
Northwest scored on a penalty kick at the 50:00 mark of the second half, but 10 minutes later the Pointers answered on a goal by Danny Eckert with an assist by Liam Huff.
South Point’s final goal was an unassisted shot by Palladino at the 74:00 mark.
The Pointers’ goalkeeper Brady Rickard had two saves. Northwest registered 14 saves as South Point dominated the shots on goal.
South Point closed out its regular season 11-4-1.
The Pointers will now host Wheelersburg at 6 p.m. Wednesday in the Division III sectional tournament.
Northwest 0 1 = 1
South Point 4 2 = 6
SP — Michael Lien (assist Jesse Lien) 9:00
SP — Own goal 16:00
SP — Mario Palladino (assist Blake Eckert) 38:00
SP — Mario Palladino (assist Trey Kerns) 40:00
NW — Penalty kick 50:00
SP — Danny Eckert (assist Liam Huff) 60:00
SP — Mario Palladino (unassisted) 74:00