Cowan's three goals lift Middle Township in Group 2

Senior forward Jacob Cowan scored three times and assisted another goal as Middle Township rolled over Atlantic County Tech, 5-0, in the South Jersey Group 2 boys' soccer quarterfinals.

He now has 28 goals and 16 assists for the season, both are team highs.

Steven Hand started the game in net and recorded one save. The shutout was his 20th of his career, which brings him past Mark Scarpa's 19 for the school's all-time record. Scarpa graduated in 1996.

In the first half, Cowan headed in a cross from Adam Vaul on the left side to put Middle ahead, 1-0, with 4 minutes left.