ALVA, Okla. – Brianne Brown connected on three of five shots for the Rangers first hat trick of the season and lifted Northwestern over Southwestern Christian University in a 5-1 thumping at the Alva Rec. Complex on Thursday.
Northwestern came out on fire in the first half, scoring four times. Taylor Marsh opened the scoring with a goal in the 16th minute. Brown’s scored three goals before the half, scoring at the 18th, 24th and 28 minute marks.
After a SW Christian goal in the 77th minute on a penalty kick, Northwestern’s Christina Nunez netted a goal with six minutes left, giving the Rangers the eventual 5-1 win and improved Northwestern to 3-4 on the season.
Christina Nunez was credited with two assists, while Taylor Clark and Gabriella Hernandez each had one.
Northwestern took a season-high 36 shots, while the opposition took just five.
The Rangers (3-4) begin its Sooner Athletic Conference portion of the schedule on Tuesday, Sept. 28 when they travel to John Brown University in Siloam Springs, Ark. for a 3 p.m. match.
Thu, September 23, 2010
by Ryan Hintergardt