Hat Trick Leads Cougar Women to Victory
COLUMBIA -- The Cougar women's soccer team rolled to a 9-0 victory over visiting Dordt College on Saturday afternoon at R. Marvin Owens Soccer Stadium. Columbia improves to 5-7-0 on the year with the win, while the Defenders drop to 1-9-2.
Freshman Kelly Ross, Columbia's first women's soccer signee, recorded the first hat trick in program history with three goals in the first half. Junior Natausha Sanchez got the scoring started with a goal 14 minutes into the contest. Ross followed with three goals to close out the half to give the Cougars a 4-0 halftime lead.
Columbia continued to dominate in the second half, scoring five goals in the final period to complete the shutout. Emily Holt and Kaitlin Brauner netted two goals apiece and Meg Goddard chipped in her first goal of the season as well.
Assists were given to Rylee Bruhn, Perla Hernandez, Kelli Westhues, Sanchez and Ross (3).
Junior Amber Petty posted three saves, earning the win in goal for Columbia. The Defenders totaled four shots for the match compared to 32 (18 SOG) for the Cougars.
The Cougar women return to the field on Tuesday, October 9th for an American Midwest Conference (AMC) match-up with William Woods University at 5:00 p.m.