PRINCETON, N.J. (9/2/12) - Senior Jen Hoy collected her second career hat trick as the Princeton women's soccer team played to a 4-4 tie with Colgate in the final game of the 2012 Princeton Women's Soccer Invitational on Sunday, Sept. 2
Hoy tallied a natural hat trick with goals in the 20th minute, 40th and 51st to give the Tigers a 3-0 lead. Colgate got on the scoreboard in the 53rd minute before senior Caitlin Blosser gave Princeton a 4-2 lead in the 58th minute. Three Colgate goals in the final 25 minutes would force the overtime.
Hoy notched her second goal of the weekend, an unassisted goal at 19:01. She worked her way up the field and into the box, deked her defender and blasted a shot into the upper 90. Three minutes later she nearly had another as her shot hit the right post of an open right side. Sophomore Lauren Lazo tried to follow up on the rebound but the shot was blocked by a defender. Sophomore Liana Cornacchio had an excellent chance on a pass from Lazo in the 39th minute but goalkeeper Ashley Walsh dropped on the ball to make the stop. Seconds later Walsh wouldn't be able to make the stop as Hoy made it 2-0 off a great feed from senior Rachel Sheehy, burying the ball into the low corner. Hoy would get her third at 50:27, slipping the ball in on the left side. It was Hoy's second hat trick, the first coming against James Madison in 2010.
Another Hoy chance came with less than a minute in the first half when she was the on the end of a breakaway. Walsh came out to cut off the angle and gobbled up the ball on the left side.
Catherine Williams would also collect a hat trick on the afternoon for the Raiders. She put her team on the scoreboard at 52:35 when she picked up a pass from Elise Amioka and put it away on the left side. Jillian Kinter earned the secondary assist.
Five minutes later, Blosser gave Princeton a 4-2 edge when he she headed in a Melissa Downey corner kick at 57:21.
Rain started to pelt the players in a downpour with 20 minutes left in the game that would slowly give up in the overtime periods.
Williams scored two straight at 66:37 and 85:14 to cut the lead to 4-3. On her second goal she took a shot that was saved but the rebound bounced back out to her and she was able to put it away on her second chance. Her third goal was a header off an Amioka free kick just outside the 20-yard box.
The game-tying goal came less than a minute later at 86:48 when Emily Manoogian knocked in a Jenna Raepple cross.
Colgate had two shots in the two 10-minute overtime periods, while Princeton had a chance as well.
Princeton senior goalkeeper Kristin Watson made five saves while playing in the first half. Sophomore Darcy Hargadon came in to play the remaining 65 minutes and made three stops. Colgate's Ashley Walsh finished the game with four saves.
The Tigers finished the game with a 20-16 edge in shots, while the Raiders had a 6-4 advantage in corners.
Princeton returns to the pitch on Friday, Sept. 7 when it hosts St. Joseph's at 7 p.m.