WASHINGTON, D.C. – Morrisville State College sophomore forward Kelly Brennan (Sauquoit, N.Y.) posted her first collegiate hat trick Saturday afternoon, as the visiting Mustangs collected the 7-0 North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) win over host Gallaudet University in Washington, D.C.
The win is the second straight for the Mustangs who improve to 5-7 overall, 4-6 within conference play. Gallaudet drops to 2-11, 1-9 in NEAC action.
Just over five minutes later, Ashley Capron (Burnt Hills, N.Y.) extended Morrisville State's lead to two, notching the tally in a one-on-one with Gallaudet goalkeeper Deltona Markel.
Brennan posted back-to-back scores, albeit 27 minutes apart. The first came at 20:11, just 21 seconds after Capron's tally, before posting her second unassisted goal of the day in the 48th minute from the middle of the box.
Capron and Hughes each added another to give Morrisville State the six goal advantage 60 minutes in, before Brennan capped off all scoring with her third for the hat trick at the 60:52 mark on a long strike that bounced over the head of Markel.
Angela Marriott (Peekskill, N.Y.) collected four saves in the shutout win as Morrisville State held the 25-7 advantage in shots over the Bison.
Markel finished with seven saves in the loss.
Morrisville State returns to the field tomorrow, on the road at Wilson College in a noon start.
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.