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Sat, Sep. 23, 2017 - [Women's Soccer]

OKLAHOMA CITY – In collegiate women's soccer, four goals in a week is a pretty good effort. Four goals in a game is rare, but not unprecedented. Four goals in a half? That puts a player in a whole different realm.

On Saturday, Mid-America Christian University's Brittney Stephens found herself in that elite group.

Stephens tallied all four of MACU's (5-1) goals in the first half, and the Lady Evangels never looked back, cruising to a 6-0 win over the Sterling College Warriors (3-4) at Evangel Field.

Stephens was a one-person wrecking crew in the opening half, racking up eight points to run her team-leading totals in goals and points to nine and 22, respectively. Keanni Barnes assisted on two of Stephens' first half tallies, with Alissa Tapp and Jess Austin assisting on the other two.

Jasmine Chacon-Diaz tallied her second goal of the season in the 49th minute on a feed from Allyson Pamplin to stretch the lead to 5-0, and Casey Riley struck a beautiful free kick for her fourth goal of the year just into the 76th minute to cap the scoring.

Jennifer Starwalt (2-0) made her first career start in goal, and she made five saves to record the shutout. Hannah French (3-4) took the loss for the Warriors, despite making five saves of her own.

MACU will open Sooner Athletic Conference play on Tuesday afternoon at 4 p.m. when they head to Plainview, Texas to take on the Wayland Baptist University Flying Queens (1-5).