Karns Nets Hat Trick, Mustangs Down Notre Dame (Md.), 9-0

OWINGS MILLS, Md. - The Stevenson field hockey team had six different players find the back of the net, including a hat trick by sophomore Kaitlin Karns, as the Mustangs cruised to a 9-0 non-conference victory over Notre Dame (Md.) Sunday afternoon at Mustang Stadium.

  • In the opening minute of play senoir Emma Adams redirected a shot from junior Anna Bauer that went just wide left of the cage.
  • Just 3:25 into the contest the Mustangs (1-1) got on the board as Karns stole the ball and played it ahead to Adams before receiving the ball back and beating the keeper.
  • Adams picked up a second assist just 1:21 later as she centered the ball to Bauer who netted her second of the season.
  • Junior Olivia Lewis made it 3-0 in favor of the hosts at the 8:45 minute mark on assists from Bauer and junior Brooke Morris following a penalty corner.
  • With 4:14 remaining in the quarter, Adams netted her first goal of the season as deflected a shot from junior Jean hart at top of circle off penalty corner. Morris was credited with the second assist.

  • Bauer added her second goal of the game as she scored off a rebound on a blocked shot from Morris.
  • Sophomore Cristina Parrish netted her first goal of the season as she carried the ball into the circle on a pass ahead from sophomore Riley Sullivan.
  • Late in the half, Karns added her second goal of the game as Morris slid the ball through the defense to Karns on the back post.

  • Just 22 seconds into the quarter, Karns completed her hat trick as her shot in close following a penalty corner hit off a Notre Dame (Md.) player and into the net.
  • Morris got in on the scoring action with 6:15 remaining as she roofed in a goal after a poor penalty corner, receiving the ball back on the left post.

  • The Gators (1-1) recorded their lone shot of the game just 40 seconds into the quarter but it went wide.

  • Stevenson outshot Notre Dame (Md.), 27-1, including 20-0 in the opening half.
  • The team's nine goals are tied for third in program history. The record is 11 set in 1997.
  • It is the first career goals for Karns, Lewis, and Parrish.

  • Stevenson returns to action on Wednesday, September 4 when the Mustangs travel to 7th-ranked Salisbury for a non-conference contest beginning at 6:00 p.m.
  • The Mustangs return home on Saturday, September 7 when the team hosts Washington (Md.) in non-conference play beginning at 6:00 p.m.