|Park (Mo.) ( 0-2)||0||2||2|
|Graceland University ( 3-0-1)||4||2||6|
|1||17:13||Megan Kimrey (Graceland University)|
|1||27:41||Suzune Sato (Graceland University)|
|1||32:28||Megan Kimrey (Graceland University)|
|1||44:47||Suzune Sato (Graceland University)|
|2||45:35||Hannah Hiner (Graceland University)|
|2||55:40||Isabel Sullivan (Park (Mo.))|
|2||55:40||Suzune Sato (Graceland University)|
|2||72:37||Isabel Sullivan (Park (Mo.))|
|Park (Mo.)||Indv. Leaders||Graceland University|
|#11 Isabel Sullivan - 2||Goals||#9 Suzune Sato - 3|
|None||Assists||4 Players - 1|
|#11 Isabel Sullivan - 5||Shots||#37 Megan Kimrey - 5|
|#1 Amy Roskell - 3||Saves||#1 Manaia Siania Unutoa - 7|
|Park (Mo.)||Team Statistics||Graceland University|
|13 (9)||Shots (on goal)||14 (10)|
LAMONI, IA – Suzune Sato posted a hat-trick as Graceland University has continued to look strong, taking down (RV) Park University 6-2 in Lamoni, IA.
The victory improves Graceland to 3-0-1 on the season, while Park falls to 0-2.
Head coach Ozzie White said, "Today was a great team performance where lots of things we do on the training pitch working in the game, especially in the first hour. There were a lot of players who played very well and worked so hard, but I have to mention Suzu Sato who was imperious with her skill and finishing. A good day for us all around."
Graceland moved the ball around in possession, switching the field. The Jackets controlled the tempo, taking the ball deep into Park territory. Kimberley Louiza Ramierez took the ball down the right sideline, sending a dangerous ball into the box, connecting with Megan Kimrey on a header. Graceland took a 1-0 lead 18 minutes minutes into the game. Later in the half at 17 minute mark, a ball bounced high near the 18-yard box, PU's keeper came out and midjudged it. After the ball was sprayed out to the right side, Suzune Sato collected it shooting the ball into the back of the net.
Just minutes later, Vicki Slobodyanik sent a ball over the top of Park's back line was ran onto by Megan Kimrey who ran onto it and headed into the goal. Gracleand led 3-0 with 12 minutes to play in the first half. With less than a minute to go, Graceland drew a foul at the endline of Park. Bethany Koutsouridis took the free kick, playing it along the ground to Sato who drove the ball to the near post. Graceland led 4-0 at the break.
Park countered back with a goal at the 34th minute in the second half to bring the score to 5-1. Minutes later, the Jackets scored their sixth goal of the match on a penalty kick. Park would count one more goal before the match was over, as Graceland took the contest 6-2.
Sato scored three goals on four attempts. Megan Kimrey produced two goals on five shots, placing four total shots on frame. Mania Siania Unutoa made seven saves in the contest.
Women's soccer will next at home on Sept. 9 when the Jackets host Concordia University (NE).
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