FALCONS CRUISE IN HOME OPENER BEHIND A PAIR OF HAT TRICKS
The Forcey Footballers often have a few tricks up their sleeve, but never before today had they scored two hat tricks in one game. Third-year striker Emmeric Scott and second-year player Lucas Rockhill netted three goals each in route to a 7-0 victory at Martin Luther King Jr. Recreational Park over visiting Grace Christian of Bowie.
Scott wasted no time opening the scoring. In the third minute, Falcon midfielder Ken Tsozock weaved his way through several Cougar defenders along the endline and played a beautiful ball toward the penalty spot where Scott was lying in wait. The striker buried the ball low into the far corner for what proved to be the winning goal. Three minutes later, Matthias Foster calmly gathered a rebound off a rocket of a free kick by Harrison Duran and tucked it in for his second goal of the season. And three minutes later Duran crossed a ball from the right side to the top of the 18 where Scott met it and properly delivered it with a big left foot into the upper corner to give the Falcons a 3-0 advantage.
As Forcey substituted for Scott and a few others, the Cougars may have thought they’d get some relief. But Lucas Rockhill had other ideas. The seventh-grader ran onto a ball just outside the box, took three touches, held off a defender, and poked the ball past the keeper for his first career tally. With a fresh wind of confidence, the Arsenal-fan went full Gunner-mode with two more goals, each from around the penalty spot, to register the first Falcon hat trick of the season. Rockhill’s goals were enhanced by his trademark high-energy celebrations which feature the shaking of his pointer finger at the top of his Statue-of-Liberty-like outstretched arm.
The only thing as reliable as Rockhill’s smile on this day was the Forcey defense. Michael Gonzalez, Tireni Omotayo-Benson, Fraol Wakweya, and Jaydis Moreno kept the Falcons safe in front of keeper Ivan Bryan who has yet to surrender a goal in three games this season. Dominic Hsu dropped to the back line and was stellar for most of the second half. Nahili Kirubel, Mariano Carballo, Edu Nwani, and Benji Bentil all contributed on the outside of the midfield. The Falcons opted to play a man down in the second half and were required by their coach to possess the ball for a time before scoring with their heads. But the lone Falcon goal was a cross from Scott that sailed over everyone’s head and into the net, resulting in both a hat trick for Scott and a punishment for the Falcons for not meeting the requirement! The Falcons did not seem to mind taking a few laps after the game in front of their cheering fans.
Forcey is off the rest of the week before traveling next Monday to face Liberty Christian School at Freedom Park at 3:30. They will then return to their own turf for a big “Homecoming” game on September 22nd at 4:00 against Covenant Life.
Pastor / Coach Foster
Forcey Bible Church
Forcey Christian School