Mackenzie Wilcox Scores First Career Hat Trick to Propel Bulldogs Past Westminster (Pa.)

Photo Courtesy of Mike Dickie
Photo Courtesy of Mike Dickie

NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - The Adrian College women's soccer team ended its Labor Day weekend road trip with a 3-2 victory over Westminster propelled by the foot of Junior Mackenzie Wilcox scoring her first career hat trick.

THE BASICS

Final Score: Adrian 3, Westminster 2

Location: New Wilmington, Pa.

Records: Adrian (2-1), Westminster (0-1-1)

HOW IT HAPPENED

First Half: Adrian 1, Westminster 0

• Wilcox got the Bulldogs on the scoreboard in the final minute of the first half, she was assisted by Kimberly Lindberg

• Both teams recorded three shots and one corner kick in the first half

• Bulldog goalkeeper Ayverie Giller edged Titan goalkeeper Laura Page 3-1 in saves for the first half

Second Half: Adrian 3, Westminster 2

• Westminster tied the game in the 61st minute when Josie Banks scored off teammate Keely Birsic's pass

• Adrian would regain the lead nine minutes later when Wilcox scored her second goal of the game off the assist by Taylor Miller

• The Titans tied the game less than eight minutes later when Birsic set up another teammate, Sammy Creese

• Wilcox completed her hat trick with a game-winning goal just under two minutes later

• Westminster recorded 14 shots in the second half; the Bulldogs tallied five shots

• "This was a great way to end a challenging road trip," Head Coach Ali Alamdari said, "The match was back and forth, but we showed a commitment to our purpose regardless of the challenges all game long.  We're excited to get back to campus and start MIAA play.

TOP DOGS

• Wilcox scored three goals

• Lindberg and Miller each recorded an assist

• Giller finished the game with seven saves as the Bulldog goalkeeper

THE OPPOSITION

• Banks and Creese each scored one goal

• Birsic recorded both assists

• Page finished with two saves in goal

UP NEXT

• The Bulldogs return home to open conference play when they host the Comets of Olivet College on Wednesday, September 7 at 7:00 p.m.

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