It was hat trick Thursday in Riverbend soccer on Thursday.  SOCCER SCOREBOARD – Thursday matches:

Alton shutout Springfield Southeast, 6-0.  Kevin Cheatham had a hat trick (3 goals) for the Redbirds.

Roxana shot past Staunton, 5-4.  The Shells got a hat trick from Travis Shook…..while Staunton’s Tyler Finnegan also scored three times in a losing cause.

In the Metro Cup soccer tournament – C.M. blanked Anna-Jonesboro, 4-0.  Steve Schirer had a hat trick for the Eagles.  C.M. will face Harrisburg tonight in the tourney.

Meanwhile at the Belleville East Invitational….the first round winners on Thursday were:  Belleville East, Jacksonville, Springfield, and Marion.