Birrell's second career hat trick lifts Seahawks past Regis, 4-0
WESTON, Mass. - In a battle of The Commonwealth Coast Conference, Salve Regina (5-2, 2-0 TCCC) and Regis College (0-4, 0-2 TCCC) ended in a 4-0 victory for Salve Regina.
Salve Regina freshman Kaitlyn Birrell (Hope, R.I.) led the Seahawks with three goals. Birrell scored her first in the 46th minute, then back-to-back goals at 52:58 and 53:48, respectively.
Senior Jennifer Duval (Dudley, Mass.) led Salve Regina in assists with two. Sophomore Liz Galla (Beacon Falls, Conn.) led the way with 10 shots, four on goal, and she opened the game with the Seahawks first score of the game against Regis keeper Ashley Hibbard (Marlborough, Mass.).
Hibbard had eight saves for the Pride. As a team Salve Regina posted 39 shots, 18 of which were on goal. Nine different Seahawks would attack the Pride. Duval would contribute four shots, with three on goal.
As a defense Regis kept Salve Regina from scoring until the last five minutes. Janelle Welsh (Worcester, Mass.) and Kara Sharples (Pawtucket, R.I.) were defensively sound for the Pride. Both would manage a shot against senior goalkeeper Katie Vaudrain (Pawtucket, R.I.), who managed a first half shutout.
Senior Meghan Roan (Whitman, Mass.) led the Pride with three shots; no Regis player would enter the box to take a shot on goal.
Courtesy of Regis sports information