WILLIAMSBURG, Va. – Charlotte Hyland's hat trick vaulted William & Mary past the Bucknell women's soccer team, 3-1, Friday afternoon at Martin Family Stadium.
Hyland scored two of her goals in the final 10 minutes of regulation to help the Tribe improve to 4-0 on the season.
The first half was even, with both teams taking three shots. Hyland broke the scoreless deadlock in the 57th minute, forcing a turnover in the box and then finding the back of the net.
Bucknell rallied, earning three quick corner kicks, but couldn't capitalize. In the 79th minute, Bailey Hurst solved Katelyn Briguglio, who finished the match with two saves, to even the score. Freshman Jenna Marek found Hurst with a textbook cross to pick up her first collegiate assist on the play.
Less than five minutes later, William & Mary pulled ahead on Hyland's second tally of the day. The sophomore completed her first career hat trick with just a minute remaining in regulation.
Hurst and Marek tied for the Bucknell lead with two shots. Dani Kaufman made four saves in her fourth-straight game.
The Tribe held the advantage in shots (12-9) while the Bison led in corner kicks (9-8).
Bucknell (0-4) returns to action on Sunday, Sept. 3 by traveling to Lawrenceville, N.J. for a date with Rider.