Hill, Sipos record hat tricks in 8-0 blitzing of Berea

Hill, Sipos record hat tricks in 8-0 blitzing of Berea

Maryville College would ride hat tricks from Bailey Sipos and Lexie Hill on Thursday night, as the Scots defeated USA South foe Berea College, 8-0.

MC would tally five second-half goals in just 4:54 – four of those coming across a 2:34 span – to take open conference play with the shutout victory.

Sipos and Hill add the 88th and 89th hat tricks in Maryville College history, as Hill adds her second of the season. Sipos becomes the first MC player to record multiple hat tricks in the same season since Sierra Siegel recorded a pair in 2014.

Hill records her first collegiate hat trick, while adding an assist in the match. Hill's seven-point outing ranks as tied for 17th best single-game point total in school history.

The last time two Scots recorded hat tricks in the same game Sept. 28, 2013 as Pheobe Leo and Allyson Hale added four goals each, and Ashley Howarth added a third hat trick for the contest.

Thursday's outing was the most goals scored by the women's soccer program since Oct. 11, 2015, when Maryville beat Mary Baldwin College, 14-0.

Maryville College sent a flurry of shots at the Mountaineers in the first half.

The Scots had 28 total shots in the opening half, recording more than half of those – 15 – on goal. Berea College's Amber Follin turned away 12 shots in the opening half.

The Scots would go on to outshoot Berea 51-0, as they recorded 27 shots on goal. Those 51 shots rank tied as the sixth-most shots in a match in Maryville College history.

Maryville's Shannon Reagan had a huge opportunity as Follin came to the top of the box. Follin missed the loss ball, as Reagan was staring at an open net. She looked to have a sure goal, before being called offsides on the play in the 18th minute.

Maryville got on the board, as Hill pushed a pass from the back right of the box. Sipos found the ball on the left side of the box, putting in into the upper left of the net to put Maryville in the lead, 1-0, in the 31st minute.

Reagan got her second opportunity in the 39th minute. The sophomore transfer clanked her first shot attempt off the post, before collecting the rebound. She scored the goal in the right side from the left post for a 2-0 Maryville lead.

Maryville tallied its third goal with just 1:07 left in the first half. Meagan Eiselstein found Hill at the top of the box from midfield. Hill outran her defender, posting the shot in the upper middle of the net just out of Follin's reach. The Scots would take that 3-0 lead to the half, as the Mountaineers were unable to record a shot.

Hill would find her second goal of the match in the 59th minute of action. Hannah Clothier pushed the ball into the box, as Hill collected the ball. She pushed it to the right side, deflecting it off the goalie and into the bottom right.

Just 51 second later, Hannah Clothier would collect her second assist of the match. She would again push it forward, finding Sipos. Sipos used her left foot to put it in the lower left for a 5-0 lead.

Sipos would complete the hat trick just 1:03 later. She dribbled ahead, deflecting the ball off the right post and into the goal for a 6-0 score.

Reagan would add another goal, as she used a Kara Tubb assist just 45 seconds later. Reagan deflected the ball of the goalie into the lower left of the goal for a 7-0 score.

The Scots would not end there, as they would add their fifth goal in the second half. It would come only 2:40 after the previous goal. Hill would take a pass from midfield from Jenna Clothier. Hill would take it to the left side, chopping it around a defender and the keeper into an open net for an 8-0 score.

Maryville (3-2-1, 1-0 USA South) was led by Sipos and Hill's performances. Reagan would add a pair of goals for MC,  while Hannah Clothier would tally two assists. Tubb, Eiselstein and Jenna Clothier would add an assist each, as Bailey Sipos recorded a game-high 12 shots.

Maryville's Abbey Coleman earns her first collegiate win in net, as Spencer Ann Mitchell also recorded 25:50 in goal.

For Berea (0-3, 0-1), Follin recorded an incredible 19 saves on 27 shots on goal.

The Scots will take to the road next, as they travel to Transylvania University on Sunday, Sept. 17. First touch is set for 3 p.m.