Long Beach State Soccer

Lena Silano Scores Hat Trick In Long Beach State Women’s Soccer Win

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The562’s coverage of Long Beach soccer for the 2022-23 season is sponsored by Beach Futbol Club.

Long Beach State women’s soccer had a record performance in a 6-1 win on Thursday at UC San Diego in Big West Conference action.

Forward Lena Silano scored the ninth hat trick in program history and the six goals ties the all-time LBSU record for most goals scored in a single game.

LBSU (5-4-5, 4-0-2) stays atop the conference standings and hosts CSUN on Sunday. Kickoff is scheduled for 6 p.m.

Freshman Sara Ybarra, junior Sophie Jones and freshman Cherrie Cox also had goals. Cox added two assists on Silano goals. Senior Julia Moore and Jones had the other assists. 

LBSU goalkeeper Zora Standifer had a career-high 10 saves, nine of which came in the second half after the Beach took a 4-1 lead into halftime. The four goals set the program record for most goals in a first half.

Silano’s seven total points (3 goals, assist) ties the individual single-game program record. With 12 goals on the season, she passes herself on the single-season program list for fifth all-time while also sitting in eighth for career goals. Silano also moves into fifth for most points in a single-season and sole possession of ninth in career points.

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JJ Fiddler is an award-winning sportswriter and videographer who has been covering Southern California sports for multiple newspapers and websites since 2004. After attending Long Beach State and creating the first full sports page at the Union Weekly Newspaper, he has been exclusively covering Long Beach prep sports since 2007.