Luber leads Lions with a hat trick

(Brittany Oldewurtel / Staff Photographer)
(Brittany Oldewurtel / Staff Photographer)

Junior forward Kevin Luber advanced the Lions to a 4-2 win over the Scarlet Raptors on Wednesday with a long-awaited hat trick. The captain’s big night raised his total goals on the season to four.

“It was a big relief,” Luber said. “I only scored one goal all season before this game.”

Luber also got the assist on the Lions’ third goal, scored by sophomore mid-fielder Anthony DiPalmo.

The Scarlet Raptors (4-5-2) challenged the Lions the entire game. Sophomore forward Todd Kleinstuber scored the Raptors’ first goal in the 17th minute to tie it 1-1. After Luber took the lead with his second goal in the first half, junior midfielder Shane McGrory tied the game before halftime at 2-2.

The Lions may have felt the pressure during the second half, but the team never gave up and ended the game with a win against their New Jersey Athletic Conference (NJAC) opponents, increasing its record to 4-3-3.

The Lions will host Messiah College this Saturday at 7:30 p.m.