Sept. 28, 2008
SAN DIEGO, Calif - Senior striker Jen Mello's hat trick paced the 21st-ranked University of San Diego women's soccer team to a 6-0 win over Idaho State Sunday afternoon in a non-conference match at Torero Stadium.
With the win, The Toreros improve to 7-2-2 overall and run their unbeaten streak to nine. With the loss, Idaho State fall to 2-7-2 overall.
Mello wasted no time in scoring her first of three goals, as in the second minute of action, Stephanie Ochs fed the ball to Jackie Garcia, who in turn sent the ball into the box where Mello headed it into the back of the net to give USD the only goal they would need.
San Diego wasn't done scoring in the half, as Amy Epsten sent a pass that got behind the goalkeeper, and freshman striker Maggie Maguire then dribbled then ball and scored an easy open net shot to push the Torero lead to 3-0.
In the 63rd minute of action, Mello scored her second goal of the day. Epsten crossed the ball to Mello in the box, and Mello then hit a one-timer into the back of the net to push the score to 4-0.
Mello then completed the hat trick just a little over a minute later, as Epsten again crossed the ball to Mello, who rocketed off a laser strike into the back of the net to give USD a 5-0 advantage.
At the 84:41 mark, the Toreros capped the scoring for the day as Hallie Huston controlled a pass from Maguire, and punched the ball into the back of the net to put the match at its final of 6-0.
San Diego outshot ISU 27-2 and had a 9-4 advantage in corner kicks.
Brittany Cameron picked up the in goal for the Toreros as she allowed no goals and recorded one save. Maren Eves-Williams was saddled with the loss for Idaho State as she allowed three goals and recorded four saves.
The Toreros will return to action on Sunday as they head to UCLA to take on the Bruins in a 12 p.m. Non-conference match.
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