It may have been cold and windy and spitting rain, but you won’t hear many complaints from Cory’s boys soccer players about playing for the first time on the new — and fast — surface at Howard J. Sheen Field.
The Beavers scored five goals in the first half and went on to win 8-0 over the overmatched Maplewood Tigers in Region 2 action.
Dave Hajec, who also plays football at the new facility and later will run in track, scored a hat trick for Corry, now 3-3-1 overall.
David put Corry up 1-0 on a pass from brother Andy Hajec 11:05 into the contest.
Brandon Fronk made it 2-0 as he charged in to score with 19:11 gone.
The Beavers went up 3-0 as David Hajec connected from 35 yards out when the Maplewood keeper came way out from the net.
Jamie McClelland booted home his first two goals of the season.
Andy Hajec and Shawn Wiler had the other goals in a match slowed several times due to injury.
Fronk wound up with three assists, Andy Hajec two.
Tyler Rash saw little action as the shutout goalie.
"It was nice to get all 26 players in this game on the new turf,” reported assistant coach Mike Schrecengost.
Corry starts region second-half play Saturday at home at 2 p.m. against. Saegertown.
Maplewood 0 0 — 0
Corry 5 3 — 8
Goals: C - D.Hajec 3, J.McClelland 2, B.Fronk, A.Hajec, S.Wiler.
Shutout goalie: T.Rash.
Region 2 Boys Soccer
Warren (AA) 7-0-0 8-0-1
Titusville (AA) 6-1-0 6-2-0
Eisenhower (A) 5-2-0 6-2-0
CORRY (AA) 3-3-1 3-3-1
Conn. Valley (AA) 3-3-1 3-4-1
Saegertown (AA) 2-5-0 2-6-0
Franklin (AA) 1-6-0 3-6-0
Maplewood (A) 0-7-0 0-8-0
Corry 8, Maplewood 0
Eisenhower 12, Franklin 0
Warren 10, Saegertown 0