Stark Records First Half Hat Trick

Stark Records First Half Hat Trick

Middletown, Pa. Penn State Harrisburg used a first half hat trick by Kristen Stark to power to a 6-1 victory over Lycoming. Penn State Harrisburg built a 4-1 first half lead thanks to a Raquel Grice goal and maintained the control of play in the second half. The Lions would see Haley Vavrek and Grice net a goal each to close out the game. 

The Result:

Penn State Harrisburg 6 vs Lycoming 1

Penn State Harrisburg Starters:

Kayla Arnold, Raquel Grice, Lauryn Six, Kristen Stark, Tabitha Fake, Eliza Grim, Rachel Asper, Erica Hile, Erin Kulp, Haley Vavrek, and Madison Hemler

Lycoming Starters:

Flemming, Edwards, Lazarich, Gessner, Rinaldo, Goodwin, Whitman, Marvin, McConnell, Welliver, Sarracco

Inside the Numbers:

  • Team Records: Penn State Harrisburg (7-3) vs Lycoming (3-5-1)
  • Shots: Harrisburg 19 vs Lycoming 10
  • Shots on Goal: Harrisburg 11 vs Lycoming 5
  • Corner Kicks: Harrisburg 2 vs Lycoming 4
  • Saves: Harrisburg 4 vs Lycoming 5

How it Happened:

It did not take long for the Lions offense to get going when Kristen Stark found the back of the net in the 19th minute. Raquel Grice would extend the lead minutes later, on a ball driven across the goal into the back of the net. Stark would break free moments later and beat the goalie for a 3-0 lead. Stark then found the back of the net one more time for the first half hat trick.  The Lions conceded their only goal right before the half, making the score 4-1. Hayle Vavrek and Grice each scored goals in the second half, while the Lions controlled play leading to the 6-1 victory. 


Individual Leaders:

Penn State Harrisburg:

Kristen Stark- 3 Goals

Raquel Grice- 2 Goals

Haley Vavrek- 1 Goal

Christina Smith, Leah Brown, Bailey Smith, and Elizabeth Clippinger- 1 Assist Each

What's Next:

Penn State Harrisburg will be back in action on Saturday September 30 at home against CAC foe Southern Virginia at 12:00 PM.