Sayre scored three goals in three minutes to take control of Tuesday's soccer game, and the Spartans went on to beat Frankfort High 6-1 at Sower Soccer Field.
"It's a growing process," FHS coach Sherrill Smith said after the game. "I saw some moments of soccer I really liked, and I saw three of the ugliest minutes of soccer I've seen in one evening.
"After those three minutes we settled in and played very well," Smith said. "That's very typical of a young soccer team."
Sayre (2-0) scored its first goal with 33:07 left in the first half on a shot by Richard Greathouse. At 31:07 and 30:02 Troy West scored two of the three goals he had on the night, giving the Spartans a 3-0 lead.
By halftime Sayre was up 5-0 as Justin Sherman scored twice in the final 15 minutes of the half.
The Panthers had several scoring opportunities in the first half but had one shot go over the cross bar, two shots go wide of the goal, and two more stopped by Sayre keeper Sam Taylor, who shared goalkeeping duties with Mattie Sauls.
Frankfort got on the scoreboard with 27:11 left in the game as Davis Bates scored off an assist from Ramie Hutchison, making the score 5-1.
Just 13 seconds later West completed the hat trick with his third goal of the game. Neither team scored in the final 27 minutes of the game.
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