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Laredo Heat Dominate with Colaci's Hat Trick and Pascoe's First Goal

By Zach Smith, 05/23/23, 8:45AM CDT


Forward Kristian Colaci, the Heat’s leading scorer from a year ago, led the scoring with a hat trick.

Forward Bence Molnar scored a brace, and midfielder Jack Pascoe scored his first goal for the Heat this summer. Aiden Hanes made his first start in goal and earned his first clean sheet for Laredo.

Through two games, Laredo is alone atop the NPSL Lone Star Conference standings. The Heat have outscored their opponent 9-0 and are the only team in the conference yet to concede a goal.

Next up, the Heat host FC Brownsville on Wednesday night at the TAMIU Soccer Complex. They’re on the road for the following two games, beginning with a trip up I-35 to take on San Antonio Corinthians FC on Saturday.

Laredo’s first good chance came 20 minutes in on Saturday when midfielder Deni Cresto picked out Colaci in front of goal, but his weak shot was easily saved. Marvin Putu and Molnar combined for another chance less than a minute later.

A header by Colaci bounced off the crossbar in the 27th minute.

Then the floodgates opened.

A centered pass by Jonathan Mayen found Molnar inside the six-yard box, and the Hungarian striker opened the scoring with his second goal of the season with an easy tap-in.

Kenshin Uneo saw his shot in the 32nd minute bounce off the crossbar, but Colaci was right there to tap in the rebound for his first goal of the season.

That dynamic duo linked up once again just before halftime when Uneo found Colaci with a perfectly timed through ball that the striker chipped into the top right corner for his second goal of the game.

Colaci nearly finished off his hat trick in the 55th minute, but his shot was deflected by a CF10 defender. Luckily, Molnar was in the right spot to smash the ball into the bottom corner to extend the Laredo lead to 4-0.

Colaci stayed just onside and confidently finished off his hat trick in the 64th minute.

Pascoe put the icing on the cake for Laredo when he got in behind the back line and beat the CF10 at his near post.