A flying start for Loudonville Christian

The Loudonville Christian School boys soccer team looked strong in its opening week of the season.

The Eagles won three of their first four games, including a 10-0 victory over Bishop Gibbons Monday at the Boght Soccer Complex in Latham.

Dillon King had three goals and three assists to raise his career total to 106 goals, which places him seventh on Section II's all-time scorers list, one behind Johnsburg's Andrew Heim in sixth place. Leo Pusatere also recorded a hat trick against Bishop Gibbons, while Eric Hudspath contributed two goals and an assist.

The victory over Bishop Gibbons came two days after Loudonville Christian (3-1) placed second at the Voorheesville Invitational. The Eagles defeated Christian Brothers Academy 4-1 in last Friday's opening round before losing to Voorheesville 1-0 in last Saturday's championship game.

King scored the first three goals of the game, and Hudspath added a goal off a feed from Sam Freda to help the Eagles defeat CBA (0-3). The Brothers' lone goal came late in the first half when Brandon Bolger scored off a pass from Chris Ponthokkan.

Goals were much harder to come by in Saturday's championship game. Neither team got on the scoreboard until late in the second half when Voorheesville's Joe Cillis tallied off a lead pass from Hayden Wood. The two teams combined for nine shots on goal.

Loudonville Christian began its season last Wednesday with a 5-2 victory over Germantown in a Central Hudson Valley League game.

Hudspath tallied twice, with King, Freda and Koury Deeb all adding individual goals. Deeb also had two assists for the Eagles, who launched 19 shots on goal.

Loudonville Christian returns to action Thursday when it hosts Doane Stuart in a CHVL game.

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