READING, Pa. - Danielle David netted all three goals for her first collegiate hat trick, erasing a 1-0 deficit and leading Franklin & Marshall past Alvernia 3-1 in non-conference women's soccer action on Saturday.
David scored the goals in a span of 17 minutes, 30 seconds, all in the second half and the final tally on a penalty kick at the 9:47 mark to help the Diplomats (4-0) remain undefeated on the season.
Amy Cawley assisted David's on her first goal of the day, while Erin Roy, the current Centennial Conference (CC) Defensive Player of the Week, stopped four out of the five shots on goal.
Jennifer Zeminski got the Crusaders on the board first, scoring off a quick pass from Patricia Lapinsky at the 15:52 mark of the first half. This lead would stand heading into the second half until the 63rd minute when Cawley sent a long cross into the box and David buried her shot into the bottom left corner of the net to make it 1-all.
At 74:10, David scored the game-winning goal and her second of the day before converting a penalty kick under the 10-minute mark for a 3-1 advantage.
F&M fired off 19 shots, including six from David and four from Shannon Summers
The Diplomats return to action on Saturday at Ursinus for their first CC contest. Game time is 3 p.m.