Huster's Hat Trick Propels Deacs to 4-0 Win
Aug. 25, 2016

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MIAMI, Fla. -- Maddie Huster recorded the ninth hat trick in program history as the Wake Forest women's soccer team defeated FIU, 4-0, at the FIU Soccer Stadium on Thursday night.

In a game which started late and was called in the 72nd minute due to lightning, Huster matched the program record with three goals and added an assist to finish with seven points total, second-most in program history.

Her hat trick is the ninth in team history, as she becomes just the sixth Deacon to achieve the feat. Huster is the first since Katie Stengel, and just the third in the last 15 years.

She put the Demon Deacons (3-0) on the board first at the 15:57 mark. Maddie Brock sent a cross into the box to find Huster sprinting towards net, and she put it away for her second goal of the season. The assist was Brock's - a senior - first-career point in 33 games.

She found the back of the net again just 72 seconds later, when, after a Madison Hammond pass, Huster ripped a shot from 25 yards into the upper-90 for her first-ever multi-goal game.

Huster completed the hat trick later in the first half, as Caroline Wootten led a breakaway along the left sideline, sending in a cross for Huster to finish.

In the 50th minute, it was Huster's turn to deliver a cross, finding the head of Bayley Feist, who lofted it over the keeper's head to make the score 4-0.

With four goals and two assists for 10 points this season, Huster has already matched Wake Forest's leading goal scorer from a year ago, and is one point away from last year's team lead of 11.

Keepers Lindsay Preston and Nonie Frishette each made a save in goal to combine for the shutout, Wake Forest's second straight. Sophia Trujillo made four saves for the Panthers (0-2-1).

Wake Forest outshot FIU by a 17-4 margin. Huster led the way with four shots, while Kendall Fischlein and Jenna Romano each took three. The win was the Deacons' first on the road since October 2014 at Virginia Tech.

The Deacs are back in action on Sunday, traveling to UNCG at 4 p.m.