LUDINGTON — Nate Wagner had a three-goal hat trick, and two others scored two goals apiece as the Ludington boys soccer team blitzed Cadillac, 8-0 at Oriole Field on Tuesday night.

The Orioles scored their eighth goal about four minutes into the second half, ending the game on the mercy rule. Ludington improved to 3-0-1 on the season.

“Our ball movement was really strong,” Orioles head coach Kris Anderson said. “We were creating a lot of offensive pressure, from the midfield through the forwards.

“We created a lot of other opportunities, but we also left a lot of goals out there” Anderson said. “We hit the crossbar quite a few times. There were some rebounds off the keeper. There were some goals that we scored that were called back because of offsides.”

Cadillac was completely stymied on offense with the Orioles preventing the Vikings from getting off a single shot the whole game.

Parker Wendt and Spencer Holmes each scored two goals, while Connor Wendt tallied a single goal for the Orioles, who took a 6-0 lead at the half.

Steven Stidman contributed three assists, while Parker Wendt and Holmes had one apiece.

Connor Rudzki played the first half in net for the Orioles. Caleb Sheldon came on in the second half to finish the game.

“You move that ball, it makes it difficult for the defense,” Anderson said. “They start chasing it, you wear them out, and you create a lot of scoring opportunities.”

Ludington next plays at Coopersville on Thursday.