Hat Trick from Bianca Biffert Lifts Women’s Soccer to OT Win at Culver-Stockton

Hat Trick from Bianca Biffert Lifts Women’s Soccer to OT Win at Culver-Stockton

The Basics
Score: Evangel 3, Culver-Stockton 2 (OT)
Records: Evangel (6-3-1, 2-2-0); Culver-Stockton (4-4-2, 0-3-1)
Location: Canton, Mo. | Poulton Stadium
Box Score

CANTON, Mo. – An overtime hat trick from Bianca Biffert helped the Evangel women's soccer team earn a 3-2 road victory Saturday afternoon at Culver-Stockton.

Biffert gave the Crusaders their first overtime victory in program history, four minutes into the extra period off a penalty kick. The freshman also moved into a tie with Amber Ellis for the team lead in goals after scoring in each period for Evangel.

"Overall we did a very nice job of defending as a team," Head Coach Bruce Deaton said. "We continued to press the attack and create opportunities to score and today we were able to capitalize on those opportunities."

How It Happened

  • Bianca Biffert opened the scoring in the 6th minute with an unassisted goal to give Evangel a 1-0 lead.
  • Culver-Stockton scored in the 22nd minute to tie the game.
  • Biffert scored her second goal at the start of the second half in the 46th minute to push the lead to 2-1.  
  • A late goal in the 85th minute tied the game by Culver-Stockton and Kristi Chinn.
  • Biffert's third goal came in the 94th minute off a penalty kick.

Game Notes

  • Evangel had 15 shots and seven on goal in the win.
  • The Crusaders held Culver-Stockton to 13 shots including none in overtime.
  • Biffert scored three goals on six shots for Evangel.
  • Josie Gregory recorded four saves in the win.
  • Five different Crusaders placed a shot on goal, led by three from Biffert.

What's Next
Evangel returns home to host Baker on Tuesday. First touch is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. at Coryell Field.

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