Girls Soccer Roundup: Connell Hat Trick Leads Jamestown to Conference Finals

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Morgan Connell (file photo)
Morgan Connell (file photo)

Morgan Connell scored a hat trick to help Jamestown move past Smithfield 3-0 at home Wednesday in the Conference 19 tournament semifinals.

Connell got her first goal in the first half coming off a Caroline Lloyd assist, helping give the Eagles a 1-0 halftime lead.

With Connell’s help, the Eagles kept Smithfield’s goalkeeper busy between the posts, forcing 10 saves to be made.

Two second-half goals from Connell secured the hat trick and the victory for the Eagles (8-3-4), who will play the winner of Thursday’s Grafton-Tabb matchup in the Conference 19 championship game Friday.

Jamestown 3, Smithfield 0

Goals: Jamestown (Morgan Connell 3)
Assists: Jamestown (Caroline Lloyd, Peyton Helbert)