Dooley’s Hat Trick , Gorgol’s First-Career Goal Lead UK Past Toledo
LEXINGTON, Ky. – Junior Michaela Dooley netted her first-career hat trick on Sunday afternoon, scoring three of Kentucky’s seven goals en route to a 7-0 win over the Toledo Rockets at the Wendell & Vickie Bell Soccer Complex.
It was a night of firsts for Kentucky, as senior Allie Gorgol and freshman Sophie Babo both scored their first-career goals and freshman Becca Callison tallied her first-career point on the Wildcats’ seventh goal.
Kentucky led 1-0 at the half, scoring in the second minute thanks to a great team goal that was finished by Dooley for her first of the night. Senior Olivia Jester played a wonderful ball into space to Zoe Swift, who turned the corner on her defender and played a square ball to Jade Klump and fired a pass across to Dooley for the 1-0 lead. UK had a 9-0 edge in shots, and 6-0 lead in shots on goal at the break.
UK would come out firing in the second half, scoring six goals in a single half for just the second time in school history (vs. Bellarmine, Oct. 29, 1992). Zoe Swift would score her second goal of the season and first of the match in the 50th minute after a long throw by Dooley was flicked on by Kaitlin Miller, and poked home by Swift.
Dooley would score in the 60th and 66th minute to cap off the hat trick, giving her three goals and two assists on the night, tying her for the second-most single points in a single match with Annie Gage (vs. Alabama, 10/26/2001), and Guileana Lopez (vs. EKU, 9/1/06). The hat trick by Dooley was the sixth in UK history, and the first since Zoe Swift’s three-goal effort vs. EKU on Aug. 30, 2013.
Senior Allie Gorgol would make it 6-0 in the 76th minute, scoring her first-career goal on a rifle into the back-side netting after freshman Sophie Babo served in a wonderful ball to the box that was finished by the Fishers, Ind., native.
Kentucky capped off its scoring in the 82nd minute when Babo scored her first-career goal off a header from a corner. The corner was served in by freshman Becca Callison, who collected her first-career point with the assist.
Freshman goalkeeper Katelyn Jensen kept her third clean sheet in four matches, running her GAA to .051 on the season, and earning back-to-back shutouts for the first time in her career. She was forced to make one save on the night.
Kentucky will face Louisville in the annual “Battle of the Bluegrass” on Friday, Sept. 4 at 7:30 p.m. ET at the Bell Soccer Complex. All fans who wear blue will be admitted for just $1, and also receive free rally towels upon admittance into the match. Fans will also be treated to free UK soccer trading cards as UKWS looks to break an attendance record. For any youth teams interested in attending, email Alyx Ayer of the UK marketing department at Alexandra.firstname.lastname@example.org.
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