LONGVIEW, Texas – The Spring Hill College women's soccer team improved to 2-1 on the young season with its second shutout victory in two days over Wiley College on Sunday afternoon by dealing the Wildcats an 8-0 decision.
Freshman forward Amanda Allen of New Orleans recorded her first collegiate hat trick with the game's opening goal in the first half and two more second half tallies. Her first score came off an assist by redshirt freshman Courtney Harlan from Mobile's McGill-Toolen Catholic High School while fellow freshman Hannah Michael of New Orleans handed Allen both of her assists early in the second period.
Allen now has recorded five goals and two assists just three games into her college career.
Sophomore Erin Claxton from Calgary, Alberta, Canada scored the Badgers' second goal of the contest with an assist by sophomore Haley Funderburg of Pell City, Ala., and sophomore Erin Brennan of St. Louis, Mo., made the score 3-0 at halftime via an assist by freshman midfielder Kari Vitucci of Cedarburg, Wis.
The second half opened with Allen finding the back of the net with her second and third goals and then continued to see the Badgers roll when Claxton rang up her second score with an assist from freshman Kaitlyn Blais of Lynn Haven, Fla.
Vitucci recorded her first collegiate goal off an assist from sophomore Theresa Carr of St. Louis. Spring Hill closed out the scoring when sophomore Carolina Tejera of Ft. Myers, Fla., found the back of the net following an entry pass from Claxton.
Freshman Maggie Dalessio (1-1) of St. Petersburg, Fla., faced just two shots and record one save while racking up her first career shutout.
Spring Hill (2-1) will next host Judson College from Marion, Ala., in a non-conference match on Friday at 3 p.m. on Library Field.