On a sloppy and wet field, Weymouth, which is aiming for a deep playoff run, handed Brookline its first loss.
“We have a good group of players this season,” said coach Bill McEachern “we felt like this was a big game. We can’t peak this early and expect to win, but we’re playing good soccer right now.”
Weymouth is led by senior captains Robbie Lynch, a
two-time Bay State Conference first-team all-star, Zak Stuart, a Bay State Conference all-star goalie, and Matt Wallace. But Butler, a junior, shined.
“He made some moves early to score his first two goals,” said McEachern, “but his third goal was the biggie.”
With 13 minutes left and the score 2-2, Lynch dribbled down the sideline and sent a cross toward the net. Butler cut in front of his defender and punched the ball in for the hat trick.
“Robbie Lynch did a good job with the ball,” said McEachern. “He delivered a great pass and TJ delivered with the finish.”
After losing their season opener to Natick 1-0 and playing a scoreless tie against Framingham, Weymouth has gone 5-0-1 since.
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