TITUSVILLE, Pa. – A 5-goal outburst in a five-minute span midway through the first half propelled Mercer to a 12-1 win over Eisenhower in their District 10 Class 1A boys soccer quarterfinal.
Already leading 3-0, the Mustangs got three goals from Cole Cunningham and one each from Garrett Thumm and Max Ellis in 5:26 to extend the lead to 8-0 and essentially put the match away. Ellis also had a first-half hat trick.
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Ellis finished with four goals, Cunningham had three, and Thumm two. Eli Ellison, Aidan Dadich, and Luke Lasko also scored for the Mustangs.
With just under nine minutes to play, Eisenhower’s Logan Degnan got behind the Mercer defense and buried a shot near post to put the Knights on the board.
Mercer will play Wilmington in the semifinals on Thursday.