KINGSPORT — The temperature dipped below 40 degrees at Indian Highland Park on Tuesday evening.
It was so cold, Dobyns-Bennett forward Evan Fenyves was compelled to put on a warm hat trick.
Fenyves scored three goals and the Tribe collected a 7-0 Big 7 Conference soccer win over visiting Daniel Boone.
Two of his goals wrapped up a series of three consecutive headers against the Trailblazers (7-2-2, 3-2).
Devin Stuart initiated second-half scoring in the 42nd minute, bopping in Spencer Murphy's short-range chipper for the 3-0 lead.
Murphy was roughly 18 yards out in the 47th minute when he lofted a cross to Fenyves, who butted it sharply past Boone goalkeeper Uriel Tovar. In the 50th minute, a corner kick by Joey Drozdowski was routed into the back of the net off Fenyves' skillfully deployed skull.
Fenyves only figuratively used his noggin while scoring his first goal in the 27th minute of the first half. He suffered a mild stinger executing a forward roll in the goal area, narrowly avoiding a collision with Tovar.
"I took a little too big of a touch at first and I caught up with it and put it between his legs. It was part luck," Fenyves said. "I tried to just get a foot on it and get out of the way."
That goal followed Ty Oreskovic's unassisted 25-footer in the fourth minute and gave D-B a 2-0 halftime lead.
Boone's Joseph Ignace and Matthew Poole attacked the Tribe's perimeter six times during the first half for one shot on goal.
D-B (8-2-3, 3-1-1) unloaded a barrage of 20 for the match on Tovar, who came up with 13 saves.
D-B scored its sixth goal in the 72nd minute when Josh Silmon scored off a Hayden Correll assist. Ben Kramer capped scoring with a 25-yard free kick during stoppage time.
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