WILLIAMSVILLE, N.Y. – Last Tuesday night, Mad Lads United hung double digit goals on International FC. Coming into the game International FC was winless through five games in Tuesday Men’s Soccer Upper, after winning the Tuesday Men’s Soccer Lower championship last session, and Mad Lads United sat comfortably with a 3-2-0 record.
Mad Lads United got off to a blazing start as Mad Lads United forward Austin Corsby scored just 80 seconds into the game. The thrashing didn’t stop there. Within the next two minutes, Matt Kruszewski broke an International FC defender’s ankles en route to putting a shot on goal, and Mad Lads United goalkeeper known as Audi, converted a penalty kick to make it 2-0. At that point shots on goal were 4-0 in favor of Mad Lads United.
With 8:44 left, Mad Lads United scored their third goal of the half thanks to Crosby. It was his second of the night. After the goal, players on International FC were visibly frustrated. With 4:46 left, their frustrations were ramped up further as Mad Lads United leading scorer Lucas Metzger scored off of a corner kick taken by Elio Kotzambasis.
Just before the halftime buzzer International FC’s Ryan Hoffmann got his team on the board. Mad Lads United were ahead at halftime in goals (4-1) and in Shots on Goal (10-4).
Just seconds after the second half started, Schwartz Abellend and George Tor, International FC’s leading scorers, arrived and provided a jolt of energy to their team’s game. They both scored within a matter of three minutes of arriving and 17 seconds apart to make it 4-3 Mad Lads United with 19:18 left to go.
Kruszewski tempered International FC’s momentum swing when he scored with 17:28 left to give Mad Lads United a 5-3 lead. He made another highlight worthy play when he set up Metzger for his second goal of the night with a pass that nutmegged an International FC defender.
With 12:02 left, Metzger shifted into overdrive as he secured a hattrick after he scored on a low driven shot, and scored a penalty 2:42 later to make it 8-3 Mad Lads United. This came after he was fouled by an International FC defender, so in retaliation he widened the margin significantly.
Metzger wasn’t the only one to an a hat trick on Tuesday night. Crosby did so with 7:04 left to make it 9-3. As if the nail in the coffin needed to be hammered, Mad Lads continued to put on the pressure for the rest of the game. Metzger added another goal to seal a five-goal performance with exactly a minute left to play.
Final Score: Mad Lads United 10 International FC 3
Shots on Goal: Mad Lads United 20 International FC 12
After the game, Metzger commented on his team’s ability to refocus and his five goal performance.
“I was happy to see us take the game back in the second half,” Metzger said. “We lost our focus for a bit there.” He also credited his teammates for putting him in a position to net five goals.
Next week International FC plays Santos FC, the other winless team in Tuesday Men’s Soccer Upper. Mad Lads United plays Mes Que FC, who are also 4-2-0.
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