Valpo soccer junior forward Addy Joiner (Chesterton, Ind./Chesterton) recorded the eighth hat trick in program history on Thursday evening on Brown Field, leading the charge as the Beacons took down Chicago State by a 5-1 final.
How It Happened
- Joiner got the scoring started quickly in the sixth minute, the beneficiary of the speed of senior Lindsey DuSatko (Plainfield, Ill./North). Valpo won the ball near midfield, and senior Chase Ray (Bellevue, Ohio/Bellevue) sent a 40-yard ball down the right which Dusatko tracked down. DuSatko got around the defender on her shoulder and sent a right-footed cross along the ground to Joiner in the center of the box, where the junior one-timed it with her right foot inside the right post to give the Beacons the early 1-0 edge.
- DuSatko’s pace also directly led to her finding the back of the net for Valpo’s second goal in the 11th minute. The senior ran onto another ball down the right, slowed up about 30 yards out and then beat one defender to the outside. DuSatko cut back into the 18-yard box, pulled up to let another defender run by her, and then cut the ball inside towards the edge of the six. With a clear, unmarked look at goal, she sent a left-footed shot inside the far post to make it 2-0.
- Valpo struck again less than six minutes later off a set piece. Fifth-year Nicole Norfolk (Menomonee Falls, Wis./Divine Savior Holy Angels) took a free kick from the center of the field just under 30 yards out and sent it on goal. CSU goalkeeper Julie Arballo was able to punch Norfolk’s effort away out toward her right, but freshman Anna Cup (Bartlett, Ill./South Elgin) came charging in unmarked and volleyed the rebound into the top shelf with her right foot.
- It took Valpo less than 90 seconds out of the halftime break to extend the advantage to four goals. An attempted clearance by the Cougars in their defensive third fell to Joiner. The junior took a couple touches before drilling a left-footed effort from 25 yards out, just off the ground, which beat Arballo inside the right post.
- Joiner capped her hat trick in the 52nd minute, taking advantage of a CSU handball in the penalty area. The junior calmly roofed her right-footed effort straight down the middle for her third goal of the evening.
- CSU pulled a goal back in the 54th minute off a corner kick, as Jacqueline Tamayo scored for the Cougars.
Inside the Match
- Valpo’s five goals Thursday evening was its highest output against a D-I program since winning 5-1 over Indiana State to close the 2018 campaign.
- The victory pushed the Beacons’ record to 3-1-1, the program’s best start through five matches since opening the 2010 season 3-0-2.
- Joiner netted her first collegiate hat trick in Thursday’s win, and the eighth in program history by seven different players. It was the first Valpo hat trick since Cory Griffith had a four-goal outing against Robert Morris [Pa.] in September 2018.
- Joiner has scored four goals over the Beacons’ last two games.
- Joiner’s penalty kick goal was the 14th goal of her career, moving her into a tie for 10th place in program history.
- DuSatko was involved in multiple goals in the same game for the first time in her career. Her helper on Joiner’s opener was the seventh assist of her career, while she tallied her eighth career goal — three of which have been match-winners — a few minutes later.
- Ray picked up her second career assist with the secondary helper on the opening goal.
- In her fifth collegiate appearance, Cup notched the first goal of her collegiate career.
- Freshman Hannah Gabriel (Northville, Mich./Northville) came off the bench for 30 minutes to make her college debut.
- Valpo ended the night with a 19-4 edge in shots and put nine on goal to the Cougars’ two.
Thoughts From Head Coach John Marovich
“We talked about coming out in the first 15 minutes and really trying to be on the front foot. I thought we did that in the first half at Kentucky, and we did that tonight in both halves. We were getting forward well, getting our wingers higher, and finishing with quality during those segments.”
“Great to see Addy get her hat trick, but beyond just the goals, the quality was there. Lindsey gets in deep early on, Addy picks up the second ball and hits a really good shot to the back post. A strong strike from distance for her second, and then you didn’t even have to see her PK, you heard it.”
“Our center backs have been getting it done on set pieces this year with three goals already, and it was good to see Anna put one home. Great job by her being aware at that back post on the rebound.”
Valpo (3-1-1) tries to extend its strong start to the season Sunday afternoon at Purdue Fort Wayne. Kickoff is slated for noon CT, and the match can be seen live on ESPN+.