Hayes’ Cole Livermore has never had any trouble finding the back of the net … and Wednesday’s OHSAA Division I Region 1 tournament game against visiting Toledo St. John’s Jesuit was no exception.
The senior finished with a hat trick (game-high three goals) to set a new school record for goals with 179 and lead the Pacers to a lopsided 16-2 win.
The game was tied 1-1 after the first quarter, but fifth-seeded Hayes dominated the rest of the way. The Pacers outscored the 10th-seeded Titans 4-0 in the second quarter and 7-0 in the third to all but seal the deal.
Hayes scored the first two goals of the fourth, too, as tallies by Cullen Moore and Dalton Powers capped a 13-0 run.
Moore and Powers were among a group of five Pacers with two goals apiece. Corey David, Andrew Lyon and Sam Lagando also each scored a pair. Alex Schumacher, Noah Alexander and Josiah Naegele scored in the win, too.
Olentangy 17, Wadsworth 2
Cam Kennedy broke the scoring seal in the early going and the second-seeded Olentangy boys lacrosse team never looked back, cruising to a 17-2 win over 13th-seeded Wadsworth in the first round of the Division I Region 1 tournament Wednesday in Lewis Center.
Five different Braves accounted for the first five goals of the game as Riley Bruening, Jared Wise, Patrick Grubb and Kyle Milliron scored before anyone scored for a second time. Bruening became the first multi-goal scorer, making it 6-0 late in the opening quarter, and Mitch Conway scored to make it 7-0 heading into the second.
Olentangy led 13-0 before Wadsworth finally cracked the scoring column with 6:45 left in the third.
Garrett Lowe led a balanced Braves attack with three goals in the win.
Orange 18, Brunswick 4
Nick Brandt and Josh Rochon scored the first two goals of the game, then set up Mason Handa for the next two as the third-seeded Pioneers parlayed a big first-quarter lead into a convincing Division I Region 1 tournament opening-round win over visiting Brunswick Wednesday in Lewis Center.
Brandt, who finished with a game-best five goals, completed his hat trick early in the second and Orange ballooned the lead to 10-1 by halftime.
The Pioneers only added to their lead in the second half.
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