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As a senior midfielder, Josh Mark has a number of responsiblities within the make-up of the Palmyra boys’ soccer team.

Mark has certain midfield duties. He plays a role on the Cougars’ defense. And his actions as a leader speak volumes.

But Mark’s greatest skill may involve scoring goals.

On Wednesday at In The Net Sports Complex, Mark’s scoring prowess was on full display during Palmyra’s 6-1 triumph over C.D. East. With a hat trick and an assist, Mark figured in two-thirds of the Cougars’ offensive output.

All three of Mark’s goals came in the first half, while Palmyra was building a 4-0 lead. In the middle of the first half, he netted a pair of rebound goals with his right foot to provide the Cougars with a comfortable advantage.

Mark had given Palmyra a quick 1-0 edge 7:55 into the match, when he headed a pass into the Panther net from an open field.

The result kept Mark and the Cougars unbeaten on the season at 10-0-1. With that extended hot start, Palmyra has designs on Mid-Penn Keystone and District Three Class AAAA achievements.

  • Jeff Falk

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