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Result: W 4-0

Women's Soccer vs. UW-Stout

Sunday, September 9th, 2018 – 3:00 p.m. at Northfield, Minn. - Bell Field

Nora Mertz’s hat trick leads Knights past UW-Stout

Nora Mertz
Nora Mertz
Photo: Nathan Klok

NORTHFIELD, Minn. – Nora Mertz (Jr./Evanston, Ill./Evanston) tallied three goals to lead Carleton College women’s soccer to a 4-0 victory over UW-Stout on Sunday.

“I’d say this is one of the best team dynamics that I’ve ever seen, both on and off the field,” said Mertz. “Everyone on our roster contributed today, and the score really reflected that. I think the support we all give each other will continue to be something that we rely on to bring us success throughout the season.”

This was the first hat trick for Carleton (3-0-1) since Marlena Hartman-Filson ’13 scored three times in a 5-0 victory over Hamline on Sept. 25, 2010. Mertz now has four goals this season—tying her for most among MIAC players—and moves into a tie for eighth place on the Knights’ all-time list with 18 career goals. (SEE CHART BELOW)

The Blue Devils (2-3-0) were coming off a 6-0 victory of UW-Superior the day prior, but the Knights controlled this one throughout, amassing a 30-5 edge in shot attempts along with a 12-0 advantage in corner kicks.

Mertz notched her first goal in the 18th minute, then Emma Wasend (Jr./Denver, Colo./George Washington) padded the lead in the 24th minute with her first goal of the season.

Mertz scored an unassisted goal in the 50th minute and concluded the scoring after an assist from Libby Franchot (So./Minneapolis, Minn./Blake School) in the 69th minute.

Anna Roethler (So./St Louis Park, Minn./St Louis Park) and Lily Danna (So./Los Angeles, Calif./Los Angeles CES) split time in the Carleton goal box, registering zero and four saves, respectively.

 “The team was focused and zeroed in on our goal of dictating the tempo of the game,” said Carleton assistant coach Colleen Carey. “Offensively, we kept good possession and moved their defenders to create gaps for through balls. Defensively, we gave up very little. We tried to keep them under pressure and give little space to play. Great team effort all around today.”

Carleton starts MIAC play by hosting Hamline University on Saturday, Sept. 15 at 1 p.m. That will be the opener of a women’s-men’s doubleheader, with live video and live stats of both games available via Knights Online.

MOST CAREER GOALS IN TEAM HISTORY

1.  40 – Birungi Mutebi – 1998-01
2.  30 – Niki Tomita  – 2008-11
3.  25 – Rose Koch – 1996-99
4.  23 – M. Russell-Dempsey – 1998-01
5.  22 – Ellie Wilson – 2011-14
6.  21 – Nicky Bloom  – 2005-08
7.  19 – Marlena Hartman-Filson – 2009-12
8.  18 – Cassie Burke  – 2008-11
8.  18 – Lily VanderStaay  – 2008-11
8.  18 – Ava Lewis  – 2013-15
8.  18 – Nora Mertz – 2016-pres