06 Sep Reilyn Turner Hat Trick Powers UCLA Women’s Soccer to Road Victory
It took all of 35 minutes for Reilyn Turner to put away three goals, and the Bruins made the most of her career-best performance by turning it into a win.
No. 4 UCLA women’s soccer (4-0) blanked Loyola Marymount (0-6) 3-0 on Sunday. The short trip down the I-405 led to another road win for the Bruins, who are now 2-0 both at home and on the road and undefeated through four games for the third consecutive season.
Turner did all the scoring for UCLA, notching goals in the 6th, 17th and 36th minutes of the match. The sophomore forward led the Bruins with 11 goals in 17 games in the delayed 2020 season, scooping up Pac-12 Freshman of the Year honors in the process, and she now owns sole possession of the team lead in 2021 as well.
Freshman Quincy McMahon, who was making the second start of her young career, picked up her third point of the season when she lofted a pass into the box for Turner to clean up and bury in the back of the net in the opening minutes of the game.
Turner’s goal in the 6th minute would have been enough for the win considering UCLA’s third-straight shutout effort, but she got the ball deep in the box 10 minutes later with another chance to make the Lions pay. Handling the ball toward the left edge of the box, she made a cut back to the top and planted her foot, rifling it to the left of the keeper for her second goal of the afternoon.
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