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Hat trick: Hunt scores 3 for USF

Mirror staff

Chelsea Hunt is fitting in pretty well on the University of San Francisco soccer team.

The freshman forward from Thomas Jefferson erupted for a hat trick as San Francisco shut out visiting Cal State Northridge 4-0 in non-conference soccer action Friday night at Negoesco Stadium.

Hunt came out blazing for the Dons, scoring her first goal just 1:42 into the contest on a breakaway. Hunt scored again at the 26:20 mark off a through ball by junior midfielder Annika Schmidt and a cross from freshman forward Shuree Hyatt, from Kentlake.

After just missing on a shot in the closing minutes of the first period, Hunt found the back of the net for the third time at the 72:18 mark, heading in a corner kick from freshman forward Kate Nelson.

The three tallies give Hunt five goals on the season and the hat trick is the first for USF women’s soccer since former standout Kelli Bryant (1992-95) tallied three in a 7-0 rout of San Diego in 1994.

USF head coach Pamela Kalinoski is pleased with her team’s effort offensively and defensively.

“This is a great win for us,” she said. “I am pleased with the way we responded to the lessons learned in a tough loss at Stanford. It’s a tremendous accomplishment for Chelsea Hunt. Hopefully this will give us momentum as we head into action at Sacramento State next week.”

The University of San Francisco plays in the West Coast Conference and is currently 4-6-0 in non-league action.

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