TIFFIN, Ohio—Sophomore midfielder Kelsey Hogan (Cincinnati/Mariemont) recorded her second career hat trick and even added an assist to lead the Heidelberg University women’s soccer team over The College of Mount St. Joseph, 4-1, tonight at Mayer Field in Tiffin, Ohio. Hogan scored all three of her goals in the first half.
The win evens the Berg at 3-3 overall, including 2-0 on its home field. The loss drops MSJ to 1-4-1.
“Tonight was a coming out party for us, I think,” said sixth-year head coach Nick Spell. “I think we showed some of our potential out there.”
“Even coming in as a freshman, [Hogan] was one of the strongest student-athletes out there,” added senior midfielder Jennifer Pfau (Lewis Center/Olentangy).”
Hogan scored the first goal in the 16th minute after a 30-yard breakaway, in which she made two nicely crafted fakes before firing from 16 yards out. She scored again in the 19th and 41st minutes to give Heidelberg a 4-0 advantage. All three of her girls were unassisted.
Hogan also had an assist in the 35th minute when she found sophomore midfielder Sarah Brown (Monroe/Lemon Monroe) with an open look at the goal, and Brown capitalized with her first score of the season.
“Tonight was a great feeling, coming out here in front of the type of crowd we had and getting a win,” said Hogan. “A hat trick is always nice, but tonight was more about getting a victory.”
Heidelberg next plays Tuesday, Sept. 1 when it hosts Indiana Tech at 3:30 in its season debut at Hidden Valley in Tiffin.