Travia Hat Trick Propels Women's Soccer in 8-1 Win

Travia Hat Trick Propels Women's Soccer in 8-1 Win

WATERTOWN, Wisconsin – Senior Sara Travia picked up her second hat trick in 10 days and senior Erika Spanbauer scored twice to lead the MSOE women's soccer team to a decisive 8-1 victory over Maranatha Baptist Tuesday afternoon.

The Raiders (6-2) jumped ahead with a pair of goals inside the first eight minutes against the Sabercats (1-6) and never looked back.

Travia opened the scoring with an unassisted goal just 6:26 into the game, then set up junior Carley Mitus for a score just 1:23 later. Travia then capped her hat trick with successive goals in the 27th and 30th minutes. It was her second hat trick of the season and the fifth of her career. She also had three goals and an assist Sept. 17 vs. Dominican.

Junior Melina Lynn made it 5-0 MSOE at halftime off an assist from sophomore Anoosha Baladi.

The teams traded own goals to open the scoring in the second half, with the Raiders benefiting from an MBU miscue in the 53rd minute and gifting the home side a goal in the 76th.

Spanbauer netted her brace late in the game, tapping in a cross from senior Leah Ruplinger in the 82nd minute and finishing off a through ball from freshman Jeray Riffel 2:26 later.

MSOE held a convincing 32-2 advantage in shots for the match, including 18-2 in shots on goal. The Red & White also took all 11 of the match's corner kicks.

Every available player saw the field for the Raiders, including all four goalkeepers, for the second time this season. The four keepers logged between 21 and 24 minutes in goal, with junior Mary McFee earning the win after starting. Freshman Abbie Lorenz was called on for the only save for the quartet in the match.

Travia moved past Paula Bohl (2010-13) for second place in school history with 139 career points (57 goals, 25 assists). She also became the eighth active player in NCAA Division III with 40 career goals and 25 assists.

MSOE has little time off as it'll return to the field Thursday, hosting UW-Oshkosh. Kick-off is scheduled for 7 p.m. at Viets Field.