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Frederick Records Hat Trick in 12-0 Win Against La Roche

women's soccer player wearing white top and red shorts dribbling with the ball and two defenders in red trailing

(PITTSBURGH, Pa.) - The Carnegie Mellon University women's soccer team, ranked fifth in the nation, scored 34 seconds into the game on its way to a 12-0 win against La Roche University at home on Friday, September 3. Sophomore Rachel Martini (Hoffman Estates, Ill. / Saint Edward Central Catholic) recorded her first career goal with the opening tally of the game while freshman Alana Frederick (New York, N.Y. / Sacred Heart Greenwich) recorded a hat trick.. The Tartans are now 2-0 for the year while La Roche moves to 1-1.

Martini headed in her first career score after sophomore Cecelia Dieterich (South Paris, Maine / Oxford) dribbled past a defender on the left side of the 18-yard box and put a diagonal ball back across the goal mouth for Martini who headed it in a the far post. Just under seven minutes later, Martini played a long ball over the top of the defense for junior Alex Adams (Pittsburgh, Pa. / North Allegheny) who saw the keeper charging and chipped it over her with a volley in midstride. 

Dieterich, one of four Tartans to score twice in the game, put in back-to-back goals 34 seconds apart in the first half. Her first came in the 22nd minute when she picked off a defender, took a few touches to her right, and rotated for a strike just outside the box and over the keeper. Her next goal came in the early seconds of the 23rd minute and was nearly identical as she received the ball with her back to the goal, took a touch to her right and then turn and shot it over the keeper again. The second strike by Dieterich was assisted by junior Camila Bodden (San Francisco, Calif. / Lowell).

"I thought the team played really well tonight," commented Bodden. "I was really impressed by the fact that we played so many people without losing the intensity or focus that we started with. We learned from Wednesday's game and pressured hard to win the ball back within 2-3 passes. It was also great to see so many first years get their first career goals."

Freshman Alex Masse (Ellicott City, Md. / Mount Hebron) put in her first career goal in the 30th minute with a shot from just outside the 18-yard box off a touch back pass by Frederick.

Senior Jocelyn Mayer (New York, N.Y. / The Dalton School) began the scoring for the Tartans in the second half in the 49th minute. Her shot came inside the 18-yard box when she picked up a ball off a defender and put a volley over the keeper.

Frederick's hat trick came in the span of five minutes beginning in the 53rd minute. Her first goal was assisted by freshman Maria Askounis (Bloomfield Hills, Mich. / Marian) with a cross low into the 6-yard box where Frederick beat the defender to it at the near post for a right-footed shot.

The freshman forward then scored her second of the game and third of the season when she out ran the defense after picking up a missed touch by the defense near midfield and finished a 1-on-1 with the keeper. She was the recepient of a diagonal pass forward by Mayer minutes later where she finished a shot from the right side of the goal to the left corner.

Freshman Gemma Jefferson (Nashville, Tenn. / University School of Nashville) recorded her first career tally in the 71st minute after sophomore Erin Magid (Ranch Palos Verdes, Calif. / Palos Verdes) played a diagonal ball off the goal line through the defense. Jefferson ran onto it center of the goal and finished the shot low to the corner from around the 18-yard line.

Adams and junior Helena Spencer (Warrenton, Va. / Patriot) connected for a goal in the 76th minute when Spencer out ran her defender on the right side and played a diagonal ball to the near post for Adams to one touch into the net.

Freshman Honora Armfield (Pittsburgh, Pa. / Chartiers Valley) scored an unassisted goal in the 85th minute with a shot from just off the goal line between the keeper and the post that hit the far side net.

Graduate student Carolyn Botz (St. Louis, Mo. / MICDS) earned the victory after playing 45 minutes and making one save when Alexis Nudds put a free kick on frame in the 37th minute.

The Tartans will next play host to Capital University on Sunday, September 5 at 3:00 p.m.