Sophomore Joshua Everard scored his first collegiate hat trick to pace the 13th ranked University of Mary Washington men's soccer team in a 10-0 rout of Southern Virginia University on Wednesday night in Buena Vista, Va. The Eagles improve to 12-1-3 overall, and clinch the top seed in the Capital Athletic Conference Tournament, which begins on Saturday.
The Eagles waited until the 29th minute to reach the scoreboard, as Everard scored on a Ben Ahrens assist. Everard scored again in the 35th minute on an assist from Gary Foley, and the Eagles took a 2-0 advantage to intermission.
The second half saw the Eagles reel off eight goals, kickstarted by a Will Donohoe score assisted by Noah Mazzatenta at 49:46. Three minutes later, Everard completed his hat trick, thanks to a pass from Foley, extending the lead to 4-0. Foley followed with a penalty kick one minute later, and the lead reached 6-0 on a Justin Carey goal at 57:39. Ryan Van Maanen followed at 60:59, as did Jeremy Hokenson at 64:09 on a pass from Idrissa Barrie, to swell the lead to eight. Freshman Cameron Wollard scored at 80:44 on a Matt Pron assist, and Vinicius Almeida capped the scoring at 87:37, on another assist from Pron.
Mary Washington, with the win and losses from Salisbury and St. Mary's on Wednesday, wraps up the top seed in the CAC Tournament. The Eagles will host Southern Virginia on Saturday at 1:30 p.m. in quarterfinal action.