Nilsson’s Hat Trick Leads Women’s Soccer to First Win

Nilsson’s Hat Trick Leads Women’s Soccer to First Win

Ave Maria, Fla. Lynn University's women's soccer team shook off its home-opening defeat well on Wednesday night, downing the Ave Maria Gyrenes 4-0 on the road, helped by a hat-trick from Johanna Nilsson

 

INSIDE THE MATCHUP:
Score:
 Lynn 4, Ave Maria 0
Records: Lynn (1-1), Ave Maria (1-4)
Location: Gyrene Field | Ave Maria, Fla.
Series History: Lynn leads 2-0 (last meeting, 2017)
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STATS OF THE GAME:

  • Nilsson netted three goals for the Fighting Knights, opening the scoring in the sixth minute with a tally set up by Jessica Archer. The senior attacker added one more to complete a first-half brace just before the 30-minute mark. She then finished off her three-goal effort in style, scoring in the final minute of the match.
  • Anniina Sankoh led Lynn with five shots on goal and scored a second-half goal to get on the scoresheet for her 2019 campaign. 
  • Lynn's outshot the Gyrenes 17-6, holding a 12-4 advantage in shots on target. The Fighting Knights also held an 11-2 advantage in corner kicks.
  • Molly Bryans totaled three shots in the midfield, one of which was on frame.
  • Kiara Burga (1-0) played the full 90 minutes for the Blue and White, earning her first win of the season.

 

BEYOND THE BOXSCORE:

  • Nilsson's hat-trick is the first for the women's program since Donish Henry-Cole scored three times at Fla. Southern on October 28, 2017.
  • Nilsson and Sankoh were both teammates at American International College before arriving in Boca Raton.
  • This marks the first official victory for Fighting Knight interim head coach Alex Greco. 

 

UP NEXT:
The Fighting Knights are back in action at home on Saturday, September 14, taking on Flagler at 6 p.m.