Butcher scored the first two goals of the match for Miami at 4:41 and 24:29 on assists from Vonda Matthews (Broken Arrow, Okla.) and Nina Ghoniem (Weston, Fla.). "I am very pleased with the team started this game," said head coach Tricia Taliaferro. "It was a great way to start the season and set the tone for the year." Anik Huffman (Winter Park, Fla.) put the Hurricanes (1-0-0) up 3-0 at halftime as she scored an unassisted goal at 34:02.
Newcomer Lindsey Yach (Carrollton, Texas) scored back-to-back goals
to open the second half. Matthews assisted the first goal by Yach at 51:39,
while Lisa Gomez (Boca Raton, Fla.) and Allison McWhinney (Danvers, Mass.)
assisted the second goal at 67:57.
Jenna Johnson (Countyrside, Ill.) scored the sixth goal of the match
for Miami on an assist from newcomer Meredith Kramon (Larkspur, Calif.) at
Butcher rounded out the scoring tallying the first hat trick of her
career on an unassisted goal at 82:16.
Miami goalkeeper Rachel Elsby (Boca Raton, Fla.) played 90 minutes
with three saves on the night.
The Hurricanes took 28 shots compared to five for the Hatters
(0-1-0). Miami recorded four corner kicks, while Stetson took two.
Miami is back in action Sunday at 1 p.m. playing host to South
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