Palmer Trinity senior has ‘hand’ in scoring 8 goals

Palmer Trinity’s Lucas Pagano pictured in action.

Palmer Trinity’s Lucas Pagano pictured in action.

Palmer Trinity’s senior Lucas Pagano had a “hand” in every one of the eight goals scored in the boys varsity soccer team’s recent win over Archimedian School — a feat that might never be equaled by any player in the future, and has possibly never been achieved before.

Pagano scored the first three goals himself and then assisted on four goals and got the double assist on the remaining goal. Pagano actually could be credited with the the assist on remaining goal as well, except the player he passed to had his shot saved by the keeper. The rebounded then was scored by another player — hence Pagano got the double assist on this goal.

It is rare for any player to score three goals in a game, but for a player to also get four of five assists on the other goals and a double assist on the remaining goal is amazing. And, Pagano also sat out for a considerable time during the game.

Pagano could easily have scored more goals himself had he not decided to “share the wealth.” He definitely had opportunities to score, but instead chose to pass, and at other times sat back just behind the front two, and looked for ways to create goals rather than go to goal himself and try to score.

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