Field hockey: Hat's off to Lauren Smith

Lauren Smith's 15th birthday was Wednesday and the sophomore attacker let her Glenelg Country School team in on her celebration, scoring hat trick as the Dragons defeated IND, 5-0.

The game was originally scheduled to be played a Meadowwood Park but due to poor field condititions it was shifted to Glenelg Counry School.

Smith's first goal, 5 minutes into play, came off an assist from Nicole Rieu, who had three assists in the game.

Hannah Veatere needed an unassisted reverse lift shot to put Glenelg Country up, 2-0, with 19:30 remaining in the first half.

Smith and Rieu connected again for the third goal of the game less then 10 minutes into the second half.

Smith earned her hat trick tipping in a pass from senior forward Allie Pickens with 5:54 left in the game.

Rieu recorded her third assist of the day setting up a goal for junior midfielder Lauren McCormack with 2:52 remaining in the match.

Rieu, Smith and Pickens all had standout games for the Dragons.

Defensively, the unit of juniors Sarah Bates, Kevyn Jorgenson, Sarah Myers and Ellen Moxley held IND to only six shots and four offensive penalty corners.

GCS recorded 17 shots and 13 offensive penalty corners. The Dragons head out to John Carroll Friday for another conference match-up.

Goals: GCS: Lauren Smith 3, Hannah Veater, Lauren McCormack. IND: none.

Assists: GCS - Nicole Rieu 3, Allie Pickens.

Saves: GCS – Sarah Bates 6. IND – Moore 15.

Halftime: Glenelg Country, 2-0.

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