SCIO — The Tigers and Blue Jays had just met for the first time this season back on Tuesday. Scio was victorious on the road with a 7-0 win.

Two days later, the foes met again in Scio for the annual Brock Young Memorial Tournament. It was a much different type of game than the first time around, but in the end, the hosts prevailed.

Scio netted four goals in a row, including a pair in the first half to set the tone, en route to a 4-2 victory over Whitesville to earn a spot in Saturday’s championship game.

“It was a good game, but credit to Whitesville,” said Scio coach Dennis Karns. “It’s the second time in a week that we played against them, and they made great improvements from the last time. They threw us off a little bit, and didn’t allow us to finish at times.”

Jake D’Arcy put away one of his two goals on a Farid Mohammed cross to give Scio (3-1) the lead. Jonathan Spohr netted his second of the season with seven minutes left in the half.

Fajri Chanigo picked up his third of the year on a Mohammed cross just four minutes into the second half. The lead grew to four for the Tigers, as D’Arcy found the back of the net one more time on an Austin Beckwith feed.

In the final 12 minutes of the contest, Whitesville (0-6) managed to find the net themselves, with Josh Munro capitalizing off a penalty kick. Jake Dowell added another a short time later at the 10:44 mark.

In goal, Seth Porter made five saves to earn the win for the Tigers. Whitesell had 12 saves for Whitesville.

Scio will now take on Cuba-Rushford for the Brock Young Memorial Tournament crown Saturday night at 7 p.m. Whitesville will clash with Bolivar-Richburg in the consolation round at 5 p.m.

Cuba-Rushford 5, Bolivar-Richburg 1

SCIO — Gavin Michalski had a huge first half for the Rebels, netting four goals to help pace the Rebels to a 5-1 win over Bolivar-Richburg during first-round action on Thursday in Scio. 

Andrew Tufino started the goalscoring for Cuba-Rushford (2-0-1), capitalizing on an unassisted tally just 46 seconds into the contest. Then the Michalski show began, as he netted the next two goals in a span of 11 minutes, with Tufino assisting on the first and Caden Larabee handing out a helper on his second.

After Bolivar-Richburg (0-7) got on the board to cut the lead to 3-1 off Jason Greeson’s first goal of the season, Michalski netted his third of the game with 2:40 left in the first half, and then his fourth just a minute later. Caden Larabee recorded an assist on Michalski’s third goal.

Connor Whitney made four saves in goal for the Rebels, earning the win. Wayne Karnuth made five saves for Bolivar-Richburg.

“We’ve got a good group of guys this year,” C-R coach Nick Perillo said. “Everyone is open to playing new positions, because now with the absence of Cam (Larabee), we’re playing a lot of guys in positions that they aren’t comfortable with, but everyone is open and working as hard as they can. So far, it’s working out alright.”

Cuba-Rushford will now take on Scio in the Brock Young Tournament championship game on Saturday. Bolivar-Richburg will battle Whitesville in the consolation round.

Hinsdale 3, Friendship 0

FRIENDSHIP — Spencer Sklar’s hot start to his season continued on Thursday, as he collected another hat trick in Hinsdale’s 3-0 shutout win over host Friendship.

It was a scoreless tie at the break, but the Bobcats (3-2) found their opening in the second half. Hinsdale had a 17-15 advantage over Friendship (1-4) in shots. Justin Blehar made all 15 stops for the Bobcats to earn the shutout. Rusty Hill made 14 saves for the Golden Eagles.

Both teams are back in action tonight, when Hinsdale visits Genesee Valley and Friendship travels to Franklinville.

Lima Christian 2, Houghton Academy 0

HOUGHTON — Lima Christian played spoiler to Houghton Academy’s home opener, shutting down the host Panthers with a 2-0 shutout on Thursday.

“We played a really hard-fought game,” Houghton Academy coach Dan Gurley said. “We just couldn’t capitalize on our opportunities when we had them. When we didn’t, Lima Christian did, and that determined the game.”

The Panthers (1-2) will look to turn it around Monday, as they visit Whitesville.