[ By STEVE CARPENTER ]
[ BLUE DRAGON SPORTS INFORMATION ]
HUTCHINSON, Kan. — Freshman Macy Smith became the third Hutchinson Community College women’s soccer player this season to record a hat trick as the Blue Dragons shut out Garden City 8-0 in a Jayhawk West matchup Wednesday at the Salthawk Sports Complex.
Hutchinson is now 22-0 all-time against Garden City, outscoring the Broncbusters by an aggregate score of 133-7 with 15 shutouts.
The Blue Dragons improve to 4-0-1 overall and 2-0-1 (7 points) in the Jayhawk West. Garden City is 1-3 and 1-1 in the league. Hutchinson plays at Hesston College on Saturday night.
Blue Dragon head coach Sammy Lane won his 197th career game on the Blue Dragon bench.
Smith posted the 84th all-time hat trick in team history on Wednesday, joining Megan Maslak and Brailey Moeder as players with hat tricks this season. The freshman forward was credited with the game-winning goal when she found the back of the net 4 minutes, 22 seconds into the game. Smith scored her second goal late in the first half and in the 78th minute to make it 7-0.
Smith was one of seven Blue Dragons with a multi-point game.
Freshman Ashley Venegas, Maslak, freshman Naomi Waithira and sophomore Kaitlyn Sabala each had one goal and one assist. Moeder and freshman Alix Miller both had a pair of assists.
Freshman goalkeeper Taylor Camp (3-0-1) posted her third shutout of the season and the program’s 143rd all-time shutout. The only true scoring chance Garden City had was a penalty kick. Camp was equal to the task, making a huge save on Paul Carassco’s penalty kick attempt.
Camp is the third Blue Dragon keeper with a save on a penalty kick in team history. Blue Dragon opponents are now just 1 of 4 all time in penalty kicks against the Dragons in program history.
The Blue Dragons out-shot Garden City 26-5 overall and 15-3 in shots on goal.
The Blue Dragons led 5-0 at halftime going with a strong southerly wind. But took until the 78th minute for the Dragons to crack the scoreboard in the second half. Smith scored her third in the 78th minute.
Hutch then executed a perfect corner kick when Moeder’s corner was headed into the goal by Sydney Blackwell.