PROVIDENCE, RI – Johnson & Wales University women's soccer forward Deja Hursey was on a mission Saturday against St. Joseph's College of Maine. The sophomore scored all three of the Wildcats' goals as they dropped the Monks, 3-0.
St. Joseph's (ME): 6-5-1, 3-1-1 GNAC
Johnson & Wales: 7-2-3, 3-0-2 GNAC
The Wildcats got on the board quickly, picking up a goal in the seventh minute. Forward Kyra Selner (Sterling, Va.) made a great pass across the box to freshman Molly McCormack (Livingston, NJ) and she slid it to Hursey (Columbia, Md.) who tapped it in for the score.
Less than seven minutes later, Hursey struck for her second goal with the assist coming from Cat Nolan (Center Moriches, NY). It's Hursey's first multi-goal game of the year and the first since she scored twice against Norwich on Sept. 19, 2015.
The second half started nearly the same way as Hursey found the back of the net just 5:39 into second stanza. She's the first Wildcat to record a hat trick since Selner did it against Anna Maria on October 17, 2015.
Johnson & Wales controlled the game at both ends of the field. The Wildcats had a 19-10 advantage in shots, including 9-3 on goal. Wildcat keeper Colleen Lynch (New Milford, Conn.) only had to make three saves to record her seventh victory of the year. Haley DeGraca had half of the Monks' 10 shots.
The Wildcats are on the road Wednesday when they travel to St. Joseph (CT) for a 4 p.m. contest.