Sophomore forward Elise Krieghoff continued her hot start with a hat trick in the Cal Poly women’s soccer team’s 3-0 home win over San Jose State on Friday night.
In the sixth minute, Krieghoff dribbled up the middle and scored from 10 yards away. In the 36th minute, Megan Abutin assisted Krieghoff, and then Krieghoff scored in the 87th minute from 13 yards away, which was assisted by Sara Lancaster and Kacey Held.
Krieghoff had five shots in the game and all of them were on goal. She now has 10 goals in Cal Poly’s first four games and is the NCAA scoring leader.
The Mustangs (4-0-0) are off to their best start since 2003. They outshot the Spartans 18-15 and had a 4-to-1 corner kick edge.
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Goalie Alyssa Giannetti had three saves for the shutout and her fourth win of the season, and midfielder Lydia Anderson had two shots on goal for Cal Poly.
Sarah Peplinski made seven saves in goal for San Jose State (0-5-0).
Cal Poly 3, Central Connecticut State 0
The Mustangs swept the Blue Devils 25-22, 25-12, 25-19 in their opening match in the two-day Sacramento State Tournament.
Chelsea Hardin led Cal Poly (2-2) with 13 kills and hit .647 for the match. Megan McConnell had 10 kills, Hannah Schleis had nine kills and three aces, and Taylor Gruenewald had eight kills.
Central Connecticut State (1-3) hit .000 in the second set. Ceronika Ban had team-high seven kills.
Cal Poly plays San Jose State and Sacramento State today.
Cuesta at Merced Quad Tournament
Cuesta swept Alameda 25-19, 25-15, 25-18 and Merced 25-16, 25-19, 25-16.
Whitney Meyers, who was one of the team’s assistant coaches last year, led Cuesta with 10 kills and 10 digs against Alameda.
Riley Cooks had 10 kills and 16 digs in Cuesta’s win, and Nipomo High graduate Paige Waymire had eight kills.
Waymire led the Cougars with nine kills, and Cooks had eight kills. Cuesta had 17 service aces in the match.