CANTON The St. Lawrence University mens soccer team opened the NCAA Division III Tournament with a 5-1 victory over Thomas in the regional opener Saturday at SLU.
Dan Hunt scored three goals for the Saints (16-2-2), who led 1-0 at halftime.
Michael Hand tied the game for Thomas (12-8-1) with a goal 11 minutes into the second half. But Hunt responded with his second goal a minute later, and Andrew Bednarsky made it 3-1 later in the half. Hunt scored his third goal on a penalty kick.
The Saints advanced to the regional final, scheduled for 1:30 p.m. Sunday. They will play Wheaton (Mass.)