Sipos' hat trick, Reagan's brace gives MC a 7-1 win over Muskingum

Sipos' hat trick, Reagan's brace gives MC a 7-1 win over Muskingum

Maryville College earned their second win of the 2018, as Bailey Sipos and Shannon Reagan led the Scots to a 7-1 win over Muskingum University on Sunday morning.

Sipos recorded a hat trick in the match – the third of her two-year career – while Reagan tallied a pair of goals and a pair of assists.

In all, the two standouts posted 12 of MC's 19 points on the afternoon, as Emilie Boone also added a pair of assists.

"It's big, and it's good to get them scoring," Associate Head Coach Jon Baker said. "They've been playing well at the start of the season, but they just haven't been getting the rewards for it. It's nice to see them start scoring again. It's also nice to get Shannon back on the field today after missing the last two games."

The Scots held a strong advantage offensively, as the recorded 51 shots on the day to just four from the Fighting Muskies. Maryville tallied 24 shots on goal to just a pair by Muskingum (1-3), as Fighting Muskies' keeper Madee Shipley recorded 17 saves.

MC (2-2) started things off early. Sipos dribbled from midfield, finding Hannah Clothier just outside the box on the right side. Clothier passed forward to Reagan, as Reagan used a touch pass back to a running Clothier. Clothier dribbled 10 yards, posting a right-footer into the lower left for a 1-0 score in the fifth minute of action.

Muskingum would waste no time, however, as they took advantage of a Maryville miscue. A hand ball in the box near the end line would give the Fighting Muskies a penalty kick. Britney Golden's right-footed attempt would sail high into the middle of the net to knot things at 1-all in the seventh minute.

Sipos would tally her second goal of the season in the 41st minute. Sipos collected a pass from 40 yards out, as the sophomore surged toward the middle of the box. Sipos lofted a shot from 18 yards, posting it just over the reach of Shipley for a 2-1 MC advantage.

That's where the score would remain at the break. Maryville led offensively, as the Scots peppered Shipley with 23 shots to just four from Muskingum. MC had 10 shots on goal after the first 45 minutes of action.

Sipos led the way with seven shots – a trio on goal – with one score in the first half. Reagan added six shots, two shots on goal and an assist in the opening stanza.

The Scots would score again in the 66th minute. Sipos drove into the box, placing a shot high that Shipley deflected off the crossbar. Reagan collected the rebound from 5 yards out, pushing a goal to the lower left for a 3-1 Maryville score.

That would start a flurry for the Scots over the next 14 minutes, as MC would post five goals in that span.

Clothier lofted a cross into the box from right to left and found Sipos. The stellar sophomore right-footed it out of the air from 8 yards out to give MC a 4-1 advantage in the 74th minute.

Sipos would complete her third career hat trick just 1:09 later. Reagan tallied her second assist of the contest after collecting a kick out at the top of the box. Reagan passed left, as Sipos collected it. She lifted a right footer into the upper right for a 5-1 Scots' lead.

"She's very deserving," Baker said. "The best thing about Bailey is the fact that she works and works and works. She gets the rewards for that work ethic that she has and that self-belief. Even is she misses a couple of shots, the next one is going to go in. As a forward, you've got to have that self-belief.

Maryville would add their sixth goal in the 77th minute. Reagan posted her second goal of the match, on the assist from Boone. Reagan made a defender miss, before rolling a low shot to the right side.

MC's final goal of the contest would come in the 80th minute, as Boone tallied her second assist of the match. She found Mackenzie Yaksic on the left side of the box. Yaksic's one-touch shot slipped past the diving keeper for a 7-1 final score.

Sipos and Reagan would combine for 27 of MC's 51 shots. The duo had 14 shots on goal combined. Clothier would add six shots, as Lexie Hill and Boone had four shots.

Maryville will return to action on Wednesday, Sept. 12, as they host King University on MC's pitch. First touch for the non-conference match is slated for 7:00 p.m.