Finn McDaniel scored a hat trick for Stallion Laguna FC for a 6-1 win over Philippine Army in the 2023 Copa Paulino Alcantara at the Rizal Memorial Sports Complex last Saturday.
Finn, the brother of Filipinas players Olivia and Chandler McDaniel, found the back of the net in the fifth, 56th, and 90th minutes as Stallion won its first game in Group C.
Juan Trujillo added a brace for Stallion in the 15th and 31st minutes with Christian Schaffner adding to the goalfest in the 76th minute.
Only Jimuel Ariola scored for the Army in the 64th minute as the team goes down with a 1-0-3 win-draw-loss record.
Meanwhile, Far Eastern University eliminated Garelli FC from contention after a 4-0 win in the second match of the day.
A pair of braces from Martini Ray in the 34th and 56th minute and Selwyn Mamon in the 75th and 83rd minute finally gave the Tamaraws their first win in the competition after three matches.
FEU now has five points and is in third place in Group A behind a 1-2-0 tally.
Garelli, meanwhile, lost its first four games and gets eliminated from contention, becoming the second team to get eliminated after Loyola FC.