Semir Mesanovic had a hat trick and Victor Sanchez had a brace and an assist as the host Rockford Rampage blew past the Illinois Piasa, 8-1, Saturday in Professional Arena Soccer League play at Victory Sports Complex.
Alen Braderic scored the lone Piasa goal.
Rockford, at 6-5, is tied for third place in the Central Division with the Rio Grande Valley Flash (5-4), 3 1/2 games behind the Dallas Sidekicks for the division lead. The Rampage host the Chicago Mustangs next Saturday.
Illinois, 2-9 and in fourth place in the Eastern Division, 7 1/2 games behind the division-leading Detroit Waza (9-1), host the Ohio Vortex next Saturday.