DEVOLA - Ryan Teer and Jared Feathers both nailed down hat tricks while Zach LaBarre and Stephen Taylor had two goals apiece as Marietta's boys soccer team dominated Cambridge Tuesday evening in an East Central Ohio League match at the Devola Soccer Complex.
John Mannix and Austyn Chen added one goal each and Ben Demhlow assisted on three goals to also contribute to the blowout.
Adam Fox had Cambridge's lone goal in the 66th minute to make it 12-1 but the Tigers (2-1-1 overall, 1-0-1 ECOL) were already well on their way to victory.
JORDAN HOLLAND The Marietta Times
Marietta’s Zach LaBarre keeps the ball away from a Cambridge defender during a prep soccer match Tuesday at the Devola Soccer Complex. The Tigers won 12-1.
"It's always good to get the ball in the net," said MHS head coach Todd Morris. "That gives you confidence to see the ball go in the net and to know that you can do that. It's always good to protect your home field."
Marietta got on the board very quickly as Feathers knocked in his first goal off an assist from Dehmlow just three minutes into the match.
Mannix followed soon after in the seventh minute with an unassisted score to make it 2-0, which was all the Tigers needed but not even close to what they got.
In the 11th minute Feathers put in his second goal of the match off a pass from Teer and later in the 17th minute LaBarre notched his first score to put the Tigers up by four not even 20 minutes into the contest.
Teer was the next man up as he booted his first goal in the 28th minute.
Marietta scored twice in the 36th minute as LaBarre and Chen both found the back of the net to make it a 7-0 game.
Just before halftime in the 39th minute, Feathers completed the hat trick with his third goal in just one half of play. Teer and Taylor added two goals apiece in the second half to complete the scoring for the orange and black.
Marietta attempted a whopping 32 shots in the match compared to just six for the Bobcats.
Tigers goalkeeper Michael Ullman saved five of Cambridge's six shots, the one miscue coming in the 66th minute when Fox capitalized on a breakdown in Marietta's defense.
The Tigers, who enter a tough part of their schedule beginning Saturday at Philo, are happy with the quality of soccer they're playing at this point in the season.
"We've just got to build on this," Morris said. "We've got a busy week coming up. Starting Saturday, we have four games in eight days, all on the road next week. We're relatively healthy and we're just hoping to keep it up."