Pothitakis throws up hat trick against cross-town FMHS

Pen City Current Sports

WEST POINT – The anticipated cross-town matchup for Fort Madison and Holy Trinity girls’ soccer teams turned a bit one-sided Friday evening at South Park in West Point.

The Bloodhounds had won three of their last four games coming into Thursday’s contest and had outscored opponents 8-4, including three shut outs. HTC had two of it’s last three heading into the final week of the season.

Fort Madison’s good fortunes of late didn’t help the Hounds on the road Friday giving up the most points in a game this season, as Holy Trinity went on to win 7-1.

Claire Pothitakis was a force for the Crusaders, leading the team with three goals on the night. Elle Rashid, Elyse Pothitakis, Eryn Anderson and Taylor Crabtree also chipped in a goal apiece.

“The girls turned in an excellent performance after a week off,” Holy Trinity Head Coach Michael Sheerin said. “We controlled the game for the most part other than giving up a penalty kick.

“Tonight’s stellar defense was back with a full squad with Maille Sheerin and Mya Lawlor returning from injuries. We were very happy that no one else was hurt tonight and the girls turned in a great team performance.”

Keeper Sam Pothitakis had a rather uneventful night between the crossbars for the Crusaders, logging a single save.

Fort Madison’s next contest is against Southeast conference foe Fairfield back home at Baxter Sport Complex. Holy Trinity’s next game is Tuesday at Keokuk against the Chiefs.

The Crusaders move to 10-5 on the season, while the Bloodhounds slide to 8-6.

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