Through the first couple of weeks of the season, the Patriots had some difficulty at times finishing their chances.

They scored only 10 goals in the first five games.

Since then, Model's offense has gotten on track.

The Patriots (3-5) scored eight times last week in win on the road over Boyle County. On Tuesday, Model put together another big offensive performance.

Jonathan Crosby scored three goals and had two assists as the Patriots rolled to an 8-0 win at home over Berea Community in the opening round of the 11th Region All "A" Classic.

Model advances to the semifinals to face Frankfort (7-1) on Thursday.

"We are working on a lot of things," Model coach Steve Savage said. "The old saying is coaches win practices and players win games."

Crosby scored less than three minutes into the game, jump-starting the Model attack.

Chris Bentley, Christopher Tioukalov and Ethan Vice scored also found the net as the Patriots took a 4-0 lead into halftime.

"Some of the guys were missing easy shots early," Savage said. "I guess it evened out. It's good to see them stay cool, calm and collected and get some in the back of the net."

Crosby scored twice in a two-minute span mid-way through the second half to push the lead to 6-0.

Berea keeper Julian Clavere made a series of of solid saves, but Tyler Dedic and Mattox Carter each added goals.

Tioukalov had two assists. Bentley, Milin Shah, William Luxon and Cruse Pingleton also each had an assist.

Model keeper Zach Long only had to make five saves to record his first shutout of the season. He was forced to make several stops in the second half to keep Berea off the board.

"Zach had a good game too," Savage said.

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