Nashville beats CF Montréal 4-1 with a hat-trick from Sam Surridge

Montreal entered the game undefeated in its last three games before falling to 0-3-2 all-time in Nashville.

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Sam Surridge scored twice in the second half to complete his first career hat trick, Hany Mukhtar had three assists and defender Walker Zimmerman scored for each team as Nashville SC cruised to a 4-1 victory over CF Montréal on Saturday. night, breaking a five-game winless streak.

Surridge gave Nashville (2-3-5) a 1-0 lead in the 12th minute, using an assist from Dru Yearwood to send a right-footed shot from the left side of the box into the bottom right corner of the net. It was the third assist for Yearwood in his first season with the club after spending the previous four seasons with the New York Red Bulls.

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Zimmerman gave Nashville a two-goal lead in the 21st minute when he scored for the first time this season, off an assist from Mukhtar.

Surridge received passes from Mukhtar and Yearwood two minutes into the second half and scored, pushing Nashville’s lead to 3-0.

A Zimmerman own goal in the 65th minute was the only goal for Montreal (3-4-3).

Surridge completed his hat trick in the 82nd minute. Mukhtar recorded his fifth assist of the season on Surridge’s fifth goal. Surridge scored twice in six starts and nine appearances last year as a rookie.

Joe Willis totaled four saves for Nashville. Jonathan Sirois saved three shots for Montreal.

Montreal entered the game undefeated in its last three games before falling to 0-3-2 all-time in Nashville.

Montreal returns home to host Inter Miami on Saturday.

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