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Soccer: Kingston's Boles gets hat trick against PA
KINGSTON — The first Olympic League soccer game was a good one for the Kingston Buccaneers, especially for Nick Boles.
Boles scored a hat trick against Port Angeles, earning all three of the Buc's goals during the home game March 29. It was Boles' fifth goal of the season, coach Craig Smith said.
"Boles has had five goals … he's our lead scorer for sure," Smith said.
The only goal against the Bucs was scored in the first few minutes, when PA snuck one by Buc goalkeeper Kyle Van Wyck off a penalty kick. After that, it was all Buc soccer.
Colin Stone, Cody Sweeney and Ansel Hartman all earned assists.
The game, which ended 3-1, was one of the best the Bucs have played this season, Smith said. Port Angeles had about five shots total on Kingston's goal.
The last time the Bucs played PA they tied. Boles and Sweeney were both out.
"We threw some stuff at them they weren't prepared for," Smith said.
Last season, the Bucs tied PA. The tie, Smith said, haunted the team for the rest of the season, because the Bucs would have taken the league title from Bremerton.
The Bucs' next game is scheduled for April 10 at Klahowya. The game starts at 6:45 p.m.
Times are approximate
First half — 1, PA (penalty kick), 3rd; 2, KHS, Nick Boles (Colin Stone), 11th; 3, KHS, Boles (Cody Sweeney), 38th.
Second Half — 4, KHS, Boles (Ansel Hartman), 58th.