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Smith's hat-trick powers 'Cats to 10-0 win

Smith's hat-trick powers 'Cats to 10-0 win

The Wildcats hit the road for the last time this season as they headed to Crete, Nebraska to take on Lincoln Christian University in an A.I.I. matchup.

JWU got their offense going early as Emily Smith (Westminster, Colo.) put the 'Cats on the board with a third minute goal. Johnson & Wales continued to set the tone early with an attempt by Kelsie Treloar (Conifer, Colo.) saved just a minute later. Smith added her second of the game in the 12th minute to double the 'Cats lead. JWU peppered LCU's Mikayla Smith with shots over the next few minutes with Asianna Harris (Las Vegas, Nev.) breaking through in the 20th minute. In the 24th minute, Harris sent in a corner kick attempt that found Savanah Heinz (Aguanga, Calif.) who put it in the back of the net to give JWU the 4-0 lead. 

Jordan Lairamore (Lakewood, Colo.) put herself on the scoresheet in the 26th minute as the Wildcats continued to control the offensive tempo. Smith completed the hat-trick in the 28th minute as she netted her third of the contest and gave JWU the 6-0 advantage. The 'Cats had two more attempts saved late in the period as Johnson & Wales took a 6-0 lead into the break.

In the second half the Wildcats maintained their offensive pressure with early attempts by Hailey Jensen (Gillette, Wyo.) and Carlie-Ann Reed (Escondido, Calif.) that the LCU keeper saved. Katelyn Peters (Brighton, Colo.) made her first save of the match in the 53rd minute, stopping an attempt by Abigail Crockett. Treloar found the back of the net in the 54th minute to give the Wildcats a 7-0 lead with Lairamore picking up the assist. Lairamore picked up her second goal of the game in the 60th minute as she took a pass from Martin and put it past LCU's Smith. Three minutes later Harris scored her second off a corner kick for the 9-0 lead. 

Johnson & Wales hit double digits in the 71st minute with Yesenia Hernandez (Denver, Colo.) scoring for the Wildcats. The 'Cats closed out the game with 11 more attempts that had seven go on target.

JWU had 32 shots on goal in the contest and had six different players score. Peters faced two shots on goal, making both saves. 

The Wildcats will take on Doane University on Saturday at 4:00pm MT.