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Hoy's Hat Trick Leads Women's Soccer to Win at Lafayette

By: Princeton Athletic Communications
          Release: 09/19/2012
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Jen Hoy had her second hat trick of the season Wednesday night at Lafayette.
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• Princeton defeated Lafayette 5-2 Wednesday night in Easton, Pa., in the team's final match before Ivy League play begins Saturday at Yale.

• Princeton improved to 3-3-1 win the win, while Lafayette fell to 3-5-1 with the loss.

• Jen Hoy scored twice in the 13th minute - 24 seconds apart - and again in the 31st minute to give Princeton a 4-0 lead after Erika Hoglund scored first in the fourth minute.

• Lafayette scored in the 39th and 69th minutes around a goal by Princeton's Caitlin Blosser in the 63rd minute.

• Kristin Watson played the first half in goal for Princeton and did not record a save on Lafayette's one shot on goal in the half. Cecilia Di Caprio played the second half and made two saves on three Lafayette shots on goal.

• Princeton outshot Lafayette 19-6 overall and 13-4 on goal. Hoy paced all players with six shots.

• Hoy's hat trick is her second of the season. The other one also came against a Patriot League school, Colgate on Sept. 2. 

• Hoy now has nine goals on the season, an Ivy League best. It is already a career high for a single season for her, as she had eight last season as a junior.

• Hoy now has 27 goals for her career, moving her past Amelia Reyes '01 and Diana Matheson '08 (26 each) for fourth place on Princeton's all-time list. Ahead of her are current assistant coach Esmeralda Negron '05 (47), Linda DeBoer '86 (41) and Emily Behncke '06 (39).

• Hoy's next goal will make her the eighth player in program history with a 10-goal season.

• Hoy now has 61 career points, as Wednesday's performance moved her into fifth place on Princeton's all-time list. In front of her are Negron (112), DeBoer (94), Behncke (90) and Matheson (78). 

• Of the top five players on Princeton's career points list, four (except for DeBoer) have played for current head coach Julie Shackford.

• Jessica Haley had two assists on the night while Kacie Kergides had one. Two goals were unassisted.

• Princeton is now 4-0-1 all-time against Lafayette, renewing the series last season after Princeton won annually from 1996-98.

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