A couple of outstanding performances by Richmond soccer standout Summer Clarke has earned her plenty of national recognition south of the border.
The Louisiana State University freshman striker led the Tigers to a sweep of road games against Arkansas and Alabama. She was named CollegeSoccer360.com Primetime Performer of the Week, as well as SEC Offensive Player of the Week and the TopDrawerSoccer.Com National Player of the Week. She also joined freshman and fellow B.C. teammate Emma Fletcher as one of 11 members of the TopDrawerSoccer.com Women’s College Team of the Week.
Clarke scored five of LSU’s eight goals on the weekend, including both game-winning goals in a rare road sweep. That includes her first career hat trick at Arkansas with her goals in the 20th, 60th and 63rd minutes and both goals at Alabama on Sunday afternoon in the 49th minute and 102nd minute in double overtime.
While entering Friday’s match at Arkansas with just three goals in her previous 11 starts on the season, Clarke doubled her goal total by scoring the 20th hat trick in LSU’s history in the 5-3 win. She became the first Tiger to score a hat trick in nearly four years since former All-American Malorie Rutledge scored three goals in a 7-0 win over Arkansas Pine-Bluff in the first round of the NCAA Tournament in 2009.
The RC Palmer graduate followed Friday’s performance by scoring both goals in in LSU’s 2-1 double overtime win at Alabama.
– Richmond Youth Soccer product Colin Jacques had a goal and three assists as Simon Fraser University rolled to a convincing 7-0 victory over the South Dakota School of Mines on Saturday night.
The Clan built up a big lead in the first half, scoring five unanswered goals to take a commanding lead and added two more in the second half to secure the win.
Jacques scored the second half as DFU improved to 11-1-1 on the season and 7-1-1 in conference play. The Clan return home Thursday to host Northwest Nazarene Crusaders at Terry Fox Field.
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