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Spano’s hat trick powers CSU against USC Aiken

CSU midfielder Flo Spano, left, celebrates with teammate Hugrun Elvarsdottir after Spano got a shot past USC Aiken goalie Karin Cadwaladera for a goal during the first half at CSU’s Walden Soccer Complex.
CSU midfielder Flo Spano, left, celebrates with teammate Hugrun Elvarsdottir after Spano got a shot past USC Aiken goalie Karin Cadwaladera for a goal during the first half at CSU’s Walden Soccer Complex. mhaskey@ledger-enquirer.com

Flo Spano had a hat trick and assisted on two other goals Saturday as CSU easily defeated USC Aiken 7-0 in the Peach Belt Conference opener at the Walden Soccer Complex.

Hugrun Elvarsdottir scored the first goal at 15:59 with an assist from Taylor Marks. Spano, whose eight points in the match set a new CSU record, scored at 24:24 on an assist by Nicole Corcione. Riley Clark made it 3-0 at 27:08 with an assist from Spano.

In the second half, Olivia Jarrell scored at 51:32 with an assist from Mandy Janowitz. Spano, a freshman, got her second goal at 72:14 with assists from Keyle Snyder and Delaney Borror.

Atalia Ramirez made it 6-0 at 78:34 with an assist from Spano.

Spano closed out the scoring with her third goal at 83:26 with an assist from Borror.

The hat trick by Spano was the 12th in CSU history.

“Overall, I thought we played really well,” coach Jay Entlich said in a release. “I was pleased with our bench performance and thought we did a better job in the second half closing out scoring chances. We still have a long way to go to work on our consistency.

Columbus State (4-1, 1-0 PBC) plays at North Georgia on Tuesday at 6 p.m.

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