Benzie Central’s Hubbell Sets State, National Scoring Record
BENZONIA – Benzie Central senior Kevin Hubbell made state and national history Wednesday by scoring 16 goals in a 17-0 win over Kingsley.
Hubbell broke an 18-year-old single-game state record held by Cheboygan’s Karl Trost and the national record of 14 goals, established by Dale Self in South Carolina in 2002.
Hubbell entered Wednesday’s contest against Kingsley with the goal of breaking the state’s single game record.
“Going into the game, my goal was to break the state record,” he said. “About 10 minutes into the game, I had eight goals. My coach looks at me and is like, ‘The national record is 14.’ That wasn’t even in my mind at the time. I was not thinking about that at all. Once I realized that, wow, I could definitely get the national record, I went for that.”
Hubbell now has 52 goals on the year and has set his sights on breaking the state’s single-season record of 76 goals, set by Dearborn’s Soony Saad in 2009.
The Huskies (5-6-0) have five regular-season games remaining and return to the pitch at Traverse City Christian on Friday.