Wilson Records Hat Trick in Shut Out of Hawai’i
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FULLERTON, Calif. – Senior forward Rebecca Wilson recorded a hat trick and led the Cal State Fullerton women's soccer team to a 4-0 shutout victory over Hawai'i on Sunday night at Titan Stadium.
With the win, the Titans improve to 10-2-1 overall and 2-1-0 in the Big West Conference, while the Rainbow Wahine drop to 3-10-1 overall and 0-4-0 in league play.
Wilson's hat trick is the first for the Titans since 2012. She scored her first goal in the 37th minute as Jazzmin Mancilla found an open Connie Caliz up the left flank. The sophomore produced her sixth assist of the year delivering a cross that Wilson headed past Hawai'i goalkeeper Monk Berger.
With the Titans leading 1-0 at the break, Wilson struck again in the 55th minute as a looping cross from Jessica Simonian pulled Berger off her line. The keeper misplayed the ball, allowing Wilson to head in her second score of the night toward an empty net.
Wilson provided the assist on Fullerton's third goal in the 65th minute as her shot hit the post, and Ivy Diego notched her third goal of the year striking the rebound to the back of the net.
The third and final goal for Wilson, which gave the Titans a 4-0 lead in the 67th minute, was played through the box by Sarah Fajnor and redirected by Christina Burkenroad, setting up Wilson's shot to the low far corner.
Wilson's 14 goals in 2015 rank third all-time in Cal State Fullerton history. Also, she is now just the seventh player in program history to total at least seven points in a single game.
Fullerton outshot the Rainbow Wahine 26-10, and Berger made eight saves in net for UH.
Jennifer Stuart, now 8-0-0 on the year, made three saves and recorded her fourth shutout of the season.
The Titans have now scored four goals in a game on five occasions this season, and have scored three goals in a half four times this season. The Titans also recorded their fifth shutout of the season.
The Titans are on the road next week at 7 p.m., Friday at UC Irvine and 6 p.m., Sunday at UC Riverside.
Notes: Cal State Fullerton has an 11-game win streak at Titan Stadium dating back to 2014 as well as a 12-game unbeaten streak… of Fullerton's 32 goals thus far, Rebecca Wilson and Christina Burkenroad have either scored or provided the assist in 24. They have combined on seven goals…the win was Fullerton's fifth shutout of the year…Fullerton leads the all-time series against Hawai'i 9-2-0…Wilson is just the seventh player in Titan history to record at least seven points in a single game and she is the first player since Janali West at Pacific on Oct. 28, 2012, to record a hat trick for Fullerton… the Titans have now scored four goals in a game on five occasions this season, and have scored three goals in a half four times this season…Rebecca Wilson's 71 career points rank third all-time at Cal State Fullerton, while Christina Burkenroad's 52 career points rank sixth…Wilson's 29 career goals rate third all-time at Fullerton…Wilson's 12 career game-winning goals tie for second at Cal State Fullerton…Burkenroad's 14 career assists tie for eighth all-time in Fullerton program history…Wilson's 32 points (14 goals, 4 assists) rank third in single-season history…Wilson's 14 goals rank third in single-season history, and she is just the third Titan to record multiple seasons with at least 10 goals scored…Wilson's seven game-winning goals from this season have set a new Fullerton single-season record…Burkenroad's seven assists in 2015 tie for second in single-season history…Stuart's 20 wins rank fifth all-time at Fullerton.