Molino hat trick powers Orlando City to 7-0 rout

[USL PRO: Week 24] Kevin Molino added to his USL PRO scoring record with a hat trick and added two assists as Orlando City crushed Dayton, 7-0, and moved closer to winning the the Commissioner’s Cup as regular-season champion.

Molino had his second hat trick of the season within the hour mark to give him 19 goals on the season. Austin da Luz added two goals and Giuseppe Gentile and Adama Mbengue also scored for Orlando City, which will clinch the Commissioner’s Cup as regular-season champion with a win or tie at Wilmington on Wednesday.

Saturday ...

The Charleston Battery became the fifth team to clinch a USL PRO playoff berth when it beat Pittsburgh, 4-0, on Saturday night in front of a crowd 4,181 at Blackbaud Stadium. The Rochester Rhinos snapped a four-game winless streak with a 4-1 victory at Harrisburg that solidified their position in the playoff picture with a week to go.

The Battery got a hat trick from forward Dane Kelly, but the big play was a save by goalkeeper Odisnel Cooper on Jose Angulo's penalty kick with the score at 1-0.

Three second-half goals by Alec Sundly, JC Banks and Babacar Diallo allowed the Rhinos to break a 1-1 tie.

USL PRO RESULTS, Week 24:
Monday, August 25
Seattle Sounders Reserves 5 Arizona United 1
Wednesday, August 27
LA Galaxy II 1 Real Salt Lake Reserves 0
Sacramento 3 Charleston 1
Thursday, August 28
Wilmington 3 Orlando City 1
Friday, August 29
Charlotte 0 Pittsburgh 1
Saturday, August 30
Harrisburg 1 Rochester 4
Charleston 4 Pittsburgh 0
Wilmington 0 Sacramento 0
Orange County 1 Richmond 1
Sunday, August 31
Orlando City 7 Dayton 0

USL PRO, Standings:
PTS TEAM W-L-T GF/GA
58 Orlando City 18-4-4 55/24
52 Sacramento 16-6-4 47/26
50 Richmond 13-2-11 52/26
47 LA Galaxy II 14-7-5 51/36
38 Charleston 10-9-8 34/30
35 Rochester 9-10-8 27/27
34 Wilmington 8-8-9 31/31
34 Harrisburg 9-10-7 40/42
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32 Pittsburgh 9-13-5 34/47
30 Charlotte 9-14-3 30/35
30 (-2) Arizona Utd. 9-13-5 30/46
29 OKC Energy 8-13-5 31/36
28 Orange County 9-17-1 31/53
22 Dayton 6-17-4 28/59

USL PRO, Leading Scorers:
G PLAYER, TEAM
19 Kevin Molino, Orlando City
14 Matthew Delicate, Richmond
12 Aaron Schoenfeld, Dayton
12 Chandler Hoffman, LA Galaxy II
11 George Davis, Richmond
11 Tommy Stewart, Sacramento
10, Dane Kelly
, Charleston
9 Jimmy Banks, Pittsburgh
9 Rodrigo, Lopez, Sacramento
8 Allan Russell, Orange County
8 Jose Angulo, Pittsburgh
8 Kyle Greig, OKC Energy FC
8 Charles Rugg, LA Galaxy II
8 Jorge Herrera, Charlotte

USL PRO SCHEDULE, Week 25:
Monday, September 1
Montreal Impact Reserves vs. Charlotte
LA Galaxy II  vs. Richmond
Wednesday, September 3
Wilmington vs. Orlando City
Thursday, September 4
Sacramento vs. OKC Energy FC
Friday, September 5
Dayton vs. Wilmington
Charleston vs. Harrisburg
Saturday, September 6
Charlotte vs. Harrisburg
Pittsburgh vs. Arizona United
Orlando City vs. Richmond
Orange County vs. OKC Energy FC
Sacramento vs. LA Galaxy II
Sunday, September 7
Rochester vs. Wilmington
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