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Greene, Strubhar Lead Lady Lions to 5-0 Win in Home Opener

Greene, Strubhar Lead Lady Lions to 5-0 Win in Home Opener




9/1/2013 — ALTOONA, Pa. - Penn State Altoona women's soccer got a hat trick from Daijanae Greene (Englewood, NJ/Dwight Morrow) and two goals from Mackenzie Strubhar (Hummelstown, PA/Lower Dauphin) in a 5-0 shutout of Southern Vermont College on Sunday afternoon at Spring Run Stadium.

Greene's three-goal performance occured in just the second game of her collegiate career. Strubhar, who sees most of her playing time as a goalkeeper, notched her first two career goals.

Allysia Ketchem (Lewisburg, PA/Lewisburg) contributed three assists for Penn State Altoona.

Katy Cook (Hollsopple, PA/Bishop McCort) made the start in goal for the Lady Lions, recording the shutout -- the team's first since November 9, 2011.

Greene broke a scoreless tie just before halftime when she took a lead pass from Ketchem in Southern Vermont territory and scored on a breakaway, giving her team a 1-0 lead at 43:39.

Five minutes and 21 seconds into the second half, Strubhar found the back of the net on a header off of a corner kick to double Penn State Altoona's lead.

Greene struck again at 66:50, beating the Mountaineers' keeper after a scramble in front of the goal.

Strubhar picked up her second goal of the game at 75:51 when she took Ketchem's pass near the edge of the penalty box and floated a shot over the keeper to make it 4-0.

Greene sealed a hat trick when she got control of a shot that deflected off of the Southern Vermont goal post and tapped it into the net at 86:57.

Penn State Altoona posted one of its most dominating performances in recent history, holding a 25-0 advantage in shots attempted. The Lady Lions put 17 shots on goal.

Photo (by Anna Kepner): Penn State Altoona sophomore forward Daijanae Greene battles for possession of the ball during Sunday's win over Southern Vermont at Spring Run Stadium.

TAGS: women's soccer