CMU's Adair Scores Hat Trick in Win Over Lynx
FAYETTE - Central Methodist University women's soccer forward Lindie Adair recorded a hat trick Friday in a 4-1 victory over Lindenwood University-Belleville at Davis Field. The Eagles (3-0) outshot the Lynx (2-2) 23-5, including 15-0 in the second half.
"We were down 1-0, but we gathered as a team (at halftime) and decided to pick it up," Adair commented. "We countered in the second half."
After Lindenwood-Belleville midfielder Nora Nordike converted a penalty kick in the 37th minute, the Green and Black scored four unanswered goals in the final 36 minutes of play. Adair tied the game in the 55th minute on a header when forward Kayla Leeser sent a corner kick flying over three Lynx defenders. Leeser later gave the home team the upper hand for good in the 60th minute when she blasted the ball into the back of the net from 20 yards out.
Adair added two insurance goals in the 72nd and 73rd minutes. Defender Elizabeth Gayer placed a bloop pass to Adair, who broke away from the Lindenwood-Belleville defense and beat goalkeeper Hilary Moll. Adair's third goal of the game and season came off a header from a cross sent in by Leeser.
Reigning Heart of America Athletic Conference Women's Soccer Defender of the Week Brittany Andert made two saves in goal in 75:21 of action. Goalkeeper Meredith Brick played the final 14:39 of the match and allowed no goals.
Moll made seven saves in the contest.
Central Methodist will travel to Missouri Baptist University on Wednesday, Sept. 12. Kickoff is set for 1 p.m. CT.