Pietra Tordin - Princeton Women's Soccer vs. Army West Point
Pietra Tordin celebrates with teammates after scoring one of her four goals. (Photo by Michael Franco - JSN)

Tordin Nets Four as Princeton Slips Past Army

Princeton, N.J. - Pietra Tordin netted a hat trick, plus one, to lead the Princeton women's soccer team past Army West Point Saturday afternoon in a close contest at Myslik Field at Roberts Stadium.

Tordin opened up the scoring on behalf of the Tigers towards the end of the ninth minute.  She took a feed from Kate Toomey, slipped past the Army goalkeeper and a few defenders and put a shot in the lower, right corner of the net.

Army West Point - Cami Silvestro vs. Princeton

Voohees, N.J. native, Cami Silvestro reacts after scoring a goal against Princeton. (Photo courtesy David Venezia)

Army would tie the game up roughly three and a half minutes later after a Princeton foul gave the Black Knights a penalty kick from just outside the penalty area.  Voorhees, New Jersey native, Cami Silvestro took the penalty kick for Army and buried a laser past the Princeton wall to equalize the game at one.

The score would remain knotted at one until about 15 minutes into the second half when Silvestro put a corner kick on the head of an Army teammate.  The Black Knight header ricocheted off Tiger goalie Tyler McCamey along with another Princeton defender finding the back of the net to give Army a 2-1 lead.

The Black Knights' lead would be short lived, however, as Princeton, or rather Tordin, went on a three-goal run to pull ahead.

Roughly four minutes after Army took the lead, Tordin found the back of the net taking a pass from Kayla Wong, and, after putting a nice move on a Black Knight defender, sent a rocket from a few yards outside of the penalty area into the goal to tie the game at two.

Tordin continued on her torrid scoring pace, completing her hat trick in the 77th minute when she found paydirt off an assist from Lexi Hiltunen to give Princeton the 3-2 lead.

Finally, Tordin closed out the scoring for the Tigers in the 84th minute when she put a penalty shot past the Army wall and Black Knight netminder to give Princeton a 4-2 edge.

The two-goal cushion proved beneficial as Army tacked on an additional goal in the final minute of regulation setting the final score of 4-3 in favor of Princeton.

With the win, the Tigers remain undefeated on the young season, improving to 3-0-1.  Also, with her four-goal performance, Tordin ties Princeton's single game record for goals becoming the sixth Tiger to do so, and first since 2014 when Tyler Lussi accomplished the feat.

Princeton next travels to University Park, Pa. on Thursday where they will face No. 6 Penn State.

Christopher Shannon

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