Pacheco hat-trick inspires Spartans to victory
A hat-trick by Dylan Pacheco and a brace from Hemijah Bean helped Spartans thrash Upstarts 6-1 in the men's hockey league last weekend.
Donovan Simmons opened the scoring for Spartans early on, but was quickly cancelled out by Bean on the hour mark.
Pacheco's goals came in the 17th, 40th, and 52nd minutes. Donald Moniz scored for Upstarts in the 50th minute.
The Ravens had a mixed weekend in both the Women's A and B Divisions. They got off to a winning start in the A Division on Friday night against Longtails, when Kristen Ingleman scored the only goal of the match in the 64th minute.
The next day, however, they lost to 4-0 to Budgies whose scorers were Keishae Robinson, Yvonna Osbourne, Francesca Cacace and Tse Minors.
In the B Division, Ravens claimed a 3-2 win over Bluebirds. Ingleman, on double duty in both divisions, opened the scoring for Ravens in the eighth minute, only for Jo-Anne Smith to level matters two minutes later.
Andrea Cann then gave Bluebirds the lead in the 19th minute but Megan Troake brought Ravens back on level terms in the 46th.
The winner came in the last minute of regulation time when Georgia Harris scored.
Ravens followed up that win with a 4-2 victory over Longtails. Maya Palacio scored for Longtails in the 19th minute, but three successive goals from Ravens put the match to bed.
Mollie O'Donnell got Ravens on the scoresheet in the 33rd minute, before Ingleman gave them the lead in the 35th minute.
The third was scored by Carolyn Soares in the 48th before Ingleman got her second of the game in the 69th.
Longtails scored the last goal in the 70th through Palacio.
Wildcats got the better of Budgies in their clash, winning 2-1.
Ryce Trott opened the scoring in the 37th minute and doubled the lead one minute later. Budgies got a goal back through Vanessa Carroca.
Bluebirds earned a win in the weekend's final match, beating Swallows 3-2.
Smith, also on double duty for her club, scored in the 33rd and 35th minutes to give her team a 2-0 lead. Liz Stewart pulled Swallows within one goal in the 45th, but Paula Few scored the winner for Bluebirds in the 60th.
Rebecca Scott scored the last goal of the game for Swallows two minutes later.