Robinson scores 3 hat tricks

Published 10:40 am Thursday, April 21, 2022

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The Ellis soccer team entered the week with a 4-3-1 record. The Jaguars opened with a pair of wins – 5-2 over Summit and 9-0 over South Davie.

Lanna Robinson had a hat trick against Summit. Gracyn Coleman and Caylee Williard had the other goals. They were assisted by Stella Frye and McKenna McGowan. Goalie AuBrie Pulaski had nine saves.

Coach Beth Hall-Love said: “The entire defense (Makenzie Williard, Ryann Davis, Piper Davis, Skylar Smith and Avery Mallory) showed amazing hustle. The midfielders (Victoria McFarlin, Ava Williams and Shyanne Dapolito) did a great job, too. Kate Chaffin showed her versatility by playing both defense and offense.”

Ellis 9, SD 0

In the blowout win over South, Robinson and Coleman had hat tricks. McFarlin, Chaffin and Olivia Smith also scored.

The assists came from McGowan (three), Frye (two), Robinson, Smith and Williard.

The defense was so strong that Pulaski and Sultan Gulver only had to make one save each.

Wesleyan 3, Ellis 2

Robinson scored twice, but Ellis fell just short to Wesleyan Christian Academy in what Hall-Love called an “amazing effort.”

Coleman had an assist and Pulaski racked up 17 saves.

Canterbury 4, Ellis 1

Canterbury was too much for Ellis, winning 4-1. Robinson had the goal, with an assist from Smith. Pulaski had 11 saves.

Ellis 9, Thomasville 0

Robinson and Smith had two goals each as Ellis buried Thomasville. The other goals came from McFarlin, Coleman, Williard, Williams and Shyanne Dapolito.

Providing assists were McGowan, Williard, Piper Davis and Gulver.

Ellis 2, NCLA 2

A double-overtime battle ended in a tie when Ellis faced North Carolina Leadership Academy.

Both Ellis goals were scored by Chaffin, who was assisted by Robinson and Smith. Pulaski collected nine saves.

Ellis 9, SD 0

Robinson achieved her third hat trick of the season as Ellis blew past South Davie.

Pulaski, McFarlin, Coleman, Chaffin, Williard and Dapolito had goals, while Mallory, Smith, Williams and McFarlin had assists. Gulver had two saves.

Canterbury 3, Ellis 2

Smith and McFarlin had the goals in the narrow loss. Both were assisted by Coleman. Pulaski kept Ellis in contention with 14 saves.