McKenna Fox Nets Hat Trick as AFA Blanks CSU-Pueblo, 4-0
First hat trick for Air Force player since 2001
Aug. 21, 2011
McKenna Fox recorded Air Force's first hat trick in nearly 10 years and senior Meagan Eissele added a penalty kick Sunday as AFA's women's soccer team blanked CSU-Pueblo, 4-0, at Cadet Soccer Stadium.
Fox opened the scoring with her first career goal just 2:49 into the game. Senior Bridgett Murphy gathered the ball in the right corner and sent a pass from the end line into the box and Fox put it past goalie Savannah Thompson. She then scored two more goals in the second half, one in the 52nd minute off a feed from junior Stephanie Patterson, and another in the 59th minute after Sophia Lockerby sent a corner kick to the far post that Kyle Williamson one touched in front of the net and Fox slammed it home.
Fox became the first Falcon to score three goals in one game since Jennifer Rowland did it against Georgia State on Sept. 21, 2001.
Eissele put the Falcons up 2-0 with a penalty kick in the 40th minute after Fox was fouled in the box during a nice run through the Thunderwolves' defense.
The Falcons' dominated every facet of the game, outshooting the Thunderwolves 37-5 overall and held a 19-2 advantage in shots on goal. CSU-Pueblo did not attempt a shot until early in the second half. Fox led all players with six shots, followed by Murphy with four.
Falcon freshman Hannah Schwartz made two saves in her first career appearance, while Thompson had 14 saves for CSU-Pueblo.
Air Force, 2-0 for the first time since 2003, travels to Boise, Idaho next weekend for a pair of games, opening against Gonzaga on Friday, August 27 beginning at 2:30.