MORRISTOWN, N.J. – The Morrisville State College women's soccer team posted an 8-1 North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) decision over host College of St. Elizabeth Wednesday afternoon, fueled by freshman forward Ashley Capron's (Burnt Hills, N.Y.) hat trick.
The victory gets the Mustangs back in the win column, as they improve to 3-6-1 overall, 2-5 in conference action.
Capron posted her first tall of the day nearly six minutes in, netting one from the left side, before a score by Jessica Adam (Avoca, N.Y.) in the 19th minute extended the lead to two for the Mustangs.
Hughes added another in the 36th minute as she carried the ball down the middle of the field to extend the Morrisville State lead to 5-0, but St. Elizabeth would get on the board not even a minute later as Maria Trujillo turned a goalkeeping error into a score.
Kelly Brennan (Sauquoit, N.Y.) regained the five goal lead off a cross from Samantha Harris (DeRuyter, N.Y.) early in the second half, before Capron posted the hat trick as she buried the feed from Adam in the 55th minute.
Harris wrapped up all Mustang scoring at 70:15 with her first collegiate goal, for the 8-1 Morrisville State win.
Morrisville State held the 31-2 advantage in shots on the day.
The Mustangs return to the field Saturday, hosting Penn St. Abington in a 1 p.m. NEAC contest on Drake Field.
Morrisville State College's curricula are enriched with applied learning and pave the way for opportunity at both the Morrisville and Norwich campuses. An action-oriented, interactive learning lab, the college is a national leader in technology and has been lauded for its exemplary, innovative and effective community service programs.
The college was ranked among the Best Regional Colleges in the North by U.S. News and World Report Best Colleges 2016 issue and was also recognized in the Top Public Schools, Regional Colleges North in the 2016 Best Colleges rankings. For more information about Morrisville State College, visit www.morrisville.edu.