Johnson County Community College
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Tyler Cundith, sports information director, ext. 3122

W. Soccer - Manuela Gonzalez scores hat trick for second straight game


W. Soccer - Manuela Gonzalez scores hat trick for second straight game

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. – Last Saturday, Johnson County Community College freshman forward Manuela Gonzalez tallied her first and the team’s first hat trick of the 2017 season in a 7-0 at Neosho County Community College. On Tuesday afternoon, Gonzalez scored another hat trick, this time in an 8-2 win over Kansa City Kansas Community College.

Gonzalez is the sixth player in team history to record back-to-back hat tricks. The others were Jenny Wallen in 2001 (Neosho County and Cloud County); Connie Studna in 2001 (Allen and Barton); Courtney Sheahan in 2005 (Richland and Neosho County); Danielle Blevins in 2006 (Allen and Cloud County) and Courtney Cowan in 2006 (Cloud County and Neosho County).

Gonzalez scored the Lady Cavaliers first, fourth and sixth goals and upped her season total to 11 scored, along with five assists for 27 points. Her first came within the first minute of the contest.

Sophomore midfielder Katie Metscher added two goals and an assist and freshman midfielder Cielo Rivera, sophomore defender Bree Ulom and freshman forward Millie Hopkisson each fired one goal shot in goal. Hopkisson also had one assist, along with freshman forward Kara Pascerella and freshman midfielder Monique Diaz.

Sophomore defender Chloe Harrington and freshman defender Georgia Vernardakis were credited with two assists each.

Kansas City Kansas’ first goal actually tied the game. Emilie Lutz fired a shot past JCCC freshman goalkeeper Vanessa Silva in the fifth minute, and it remained a 1-1 score until Hopkisson broke the tie in the 29th minute.  The Lady Blue Devils Baily Zinser managed to sneak in a second goal past sophomore back up keeper Hannah Inglima in the final minute.

Johnson County, now ranked 18th in the NJCAA Coaches Poll,  closes out its regular season on Thursday, Oct. 19 at Allen Community College in Iola, Kan. The Region VI playoffs are scheduled to begin Saturday, Oct. 28.

JCCC Notes
JCCC head coach Jim Schwab notched his 300th career win when his Lady Cavaliers defeated Coffeyville Community College 1-0 on Oct. 12. Schwab now stands 302-79-15 all-time as the Lady Cavaliers head coach.


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