Dutton sets KSU?record

SAN ANTONIO, Texas – Jaclyn Dutton is no stranger when it comes to setting records.

After all, the former St. Clairsville soccer standout re-wrote not only the Red Devils’ girls’ scoring books, but the state of Ohio’s, as well, with a 192 career net-finders.

Saturday here at the UTSA Classic, hosted by the University of Texas-San Antonio, Dutton etched her name into the Kent State University women’s soccer record books.

The junior, who transferred from Clemson University after a fine freshman season, recorded the fastest hat trick in Golden Flashes history in a 3-0 semifinal victory over Lamar.

Dutton found the back of the net in the 16th and 21st minutes of the first half to stake her team to a 2-0 halftime lead. When she tickled the twine in the 49th minute, she had the three fastest goals in KSU history. The elapsed time was 33:04.

“It’s pretty special to me,” Dutton said via telephone from the Lone Star State. “I’m pretty excited.”

Dutton was quick to credit her coaches with implementing another weapon into her already dangerous arsenal.

“The coaches have been working with me to take the ball to the end line, and it’s working,” she allowed.

Of course, Dutton was also quick to praise the work of her teammates.

“We have a really good team here, and I wouldn’t be able to accomplish this feat without them.”

Four different Golden Flashes notched assists. Senior Megan Repas had a pair, while freshman goalkeeper Stephanie Senn added one following a long punt from her crease. Also reaching the scorebook were Stephanie Haugh and Sara Henderson.

Senn and Julie Keslar combined for eight saves between the pipes for Kent State, which improved to 3-0-1.

Kent State met UTSA in today’s finals.

North can be reached at knorth@timesleaderon-line.com