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Dunn, McPike net hat tricks in Falcons convincing season-opening win

Photo by Hannah Whiting
Photo by Hannah Whiting

OBERLIN, Ohio –Megan McPike and Sam Dunn recorded the fourth and fifth hat tricks in Concordia University Wisconsin Field Hockey history as the Falcons erupted for a 7-2 season-opening win over Ferrum in a neutral site contest Saturday. Kelsey Fulton added a goal as the Falcons scored the second most goals in a game in program history.

THE BASICS
- Final Score:
Concordia Wisconsin 7, Ferrum 2
- Location: Knowlton Complex – Oberlin, Ohio
- Records: Concordia Wisconsin 1-0, Ferrum 0-2

HOW IT HAPPENED
- CUW did most of its damage in the first half with five of its seven goals. McPike (Mequon, Wis.) tallied the first score of 2018 10:26 into play with Dunn picking up the assist. Just 1:35 later, Dunn (Sussex, Wis.) added her first score with Sophia O'Connor (Manchester, Mich.).

- Kelsey Fulton (Sussex, Wis.) made the score 3-0 in favor of the Falcons 17:34 into play before Ferrum got on the board 19:52 into the game on a Dominque Harper score.

- McPike and Dunn each added another score before half and each finished off their hat tricks in the second half, alternating goals in giving the Falcons a 7-1 advantage. McPike completed her hat trick 1:05 into the second half, while Dunn got hers 49:48 into the game. Rachel Larson (St. Louis, Mo.) assisted on McPike's hat-trick score.

- Freshman Katelyn Fitzgerald (Wood River, Ill.) made one save in her first career win, while the Falcons added a pair of team saves. CUW heavily outshot Ferrum, 24-12, including an 18-5 edge in shots on goal.

BEYOND THE BOX SCORE
- The seven goals were the second most in a game in program history. The Falcons scored nine times in the programs second-ever game, a 9-0 win over Lindenwood Belleville on September 4, 2016.

- Brandi Muller and Kelsey Fulton are the other players who have tallied hat tricks in their career, with Fulton accomplishing the feat twice last season. Muller had the first-ever hat trick on October 14, 2016. Fulton's first career hat trick came exactly one year to the date in a win over Lindenwood Belleville last season.

UP NEXT
- The Falcons will take on Oberlin in a non-conference contest tomorrow. The game will start at 12 p.m. eastern.

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