MALIBU, Calif. – Behind a record-setting four goal performance by sophomore Amanda LeCave, the Pepperdine women’s soccer team defeated visiting Indiana 5-0 at Tari Frahm Rokus Field on Sunday afternoon.
LeCave (Windsor, Calif./Windsor HS) rewrote the Pepperdine scoring record books in the victory, as her four goals and subsequent eight points are new school single-game records. Her hat trick was the quickest (26 minutes) from the start of the game in Pepperdine history. In fact, she’s the only Pepperdine player ever to record a hat trick in the first half (seven players had shared the previous record of three goals). The last Pepperdine player to score three goals in a game was current Waves assistant coach Jennifer Brewer.
Senior forward Anisa Guajardo (Clovis, Calif./Buchanan HS) also made her way into the record book today, as her three assists tie the school single-game record, with it being done five times previously, the last time coming in 2008.
Joining LeCave on the scoring sheet was sophomore forward Lynn Williams (Fresno, Calif./Bullard HS), who netted her second goal of the season in the 25th minute of play.
LeCave and the Waves wasted no time erasing any memories of their loss on Friday, getting on the scoreboard early, as LeCave took a feed from senior midfielder Callie Payetta (Huntington Beach, Calif./Huntington Beach HS) and slotted it into the right corner for her first goal of the game, just 2:45 into the first half.
The Waves continued to put on the offensive pressure, and LeCave’s second goal came with the clock at 18:07 in the first half. Junior defender Michelle Pao (Cupertino, Calif./Monta Vista HS) delivered a long pass up the right side of the pitch, reaching LeCave who put the ball away on a chip shot into the left corner.
With the Waves up 2-0, LeCave delivered the fastest hat trick in school history as Guajardo sent a ball over the top to LeCave who ran it down and finished her shot into the upper right corner of the goal.
Less than a minute later, at the 25:33 mark, Williams decided she wanted in on the scoring action, as Guajardo again delivered a stellar ball across the box to Williams who put the ball away into the lower left corner.
At the half the Waves led 4-0 and were outshooting the Hoosiers (3-2-1) 11-4. The Waves also had six corner kick opportunities.
LeCave’s fourth and final goal of the day came almost 10 minutes into the second half. Guajardo again dished an excellent lob pass to LeCave, who took a hard, low shot that found its way into the back of the left corner to put the Waves up 5-0.
Senior goalkeeper Roxanne Barker (Irvine, Calif./Woodbridge HS) made some brilliant saves down the stretch to preserve the first shutout of the season. She finished with seven alone in the second half and nine for the game.
The Waves will now head to Tempe, Ariz. for the Sun Desert Classic, hosted by Arizona State, which begins on Friday, September 8. The Waves will face Arizona in the first game at 4:30 p.m. PT.