NEW HAVEN, Conn. – Sophomore Haley Andrews (Prospect, Conn.) tallied her second career hat trick to guide Albertus Magnus women's soccer to a convincing 6-1 Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) victory over Anna Maria College on Wednesday night.
FINAL: Albertus Magnus 6 | Anna Maria 1
RECORDS: Albertus Magnus (6-4-1, 3-3-1 GNAC) | Anna Maria (3-7-1, 0-5-1 GNAC)
HOW IT HAPPENED
Katherine Raposo (Warwick, R.I.) put Albertus up 1-0 in the eighth minute with stellar footwork inside the box. Raposo gathered a pass from Andrews and juked both the opposing keeper and a defender to score on the wide-open net.
Andrews continued her outstanding day with her first goal at the 8:51 mark of the first half. On a fast break, the sophomore used her speed to beat the backline to the box, where she lofted a shot over the goalie.
The second of Andrews' tallies was the prettiest, as she rocketed a ball from about 35 yards out over the keeper into the goal. After an AMCATS' score in the 36th minute, the Falcons took a 3-1 lead into the halftime break.
Following a slow start to the second half, Andrews secured the hat trick with a goal in the 60th minute. Sophia Austin (East Hartford, Conn.) sent a cross from the right corner that found Andrews in the left of the box for Albertus' fourth goal.
The Falcons' advantage continued to grow late into the contest, as Keegan Riccio (West Haven, Conn.) found Jenessa Perez (Oxford, Conn.) on a corner kick in the 85th minute to put the score at 5-1. Riccio sealed the 6-1 final score with a goal of her own four minutes later on a long shot just outside the box that found daylight in the lower right corner.
BETWEEN THE PIPES
Albertus: Sammara Streater (W, 2-0-0) - 5 Shots on Goal | 1 Goal-Against | 4 Saves
Anna Maria: Rachel Matloff (L, 3-5-1) - 13 Shots on Goal | 6 Goals-Against | 7 Saves
INSIDE THE NUMBERS
• The Falcons outshot the AMCATS by a 19-10 margin, while being tied in corner kicks, 4-4.
• Of Albertus' 19 shots, 13 were on goal.
• Andrews led all players with seven total shots and four shots on goal.
• Riccio took five shots, three of which were on goal.
• Sammara Streater (Hamden, Conn.) earned her second win of the season with a complete-game effort.
• The sophomore keeper needed four saves to improve to a perfect 2-0 on the year.
• Andrews finished the day one goal shy of her career high of four, which she accomplished last season.
• After tonight, Andrews is tied for the team lead with eight assists and is second in goals with seven in 2019.
• Andrews is tied for third in the GNAC in both points (22) and goals, while also being tied for the league lead in assists.
• With a goal tonight, Raposo paces the GNAC with 32 points and 14 goals.
• Streater has allowed just two goals in five appearances this season, with tonight's being her first in a start.
The Falcons continue GNAC play on Saturday, Oct. 12, with a home 12 p.m. bout against Regis College (Mass.) at Celentano Field.