Ever since Lexy Junker burst on the scene in the spring of 2011, Fairfield's girls' soccer team has had a big-time goal-scoring threat.
Hannah Logue teamed with Junker during her freshman season. Now a senior, Logue, appears to be playing alongside the next up-and-coming star for the Green Knights.
Fairfield freshman Annabel Anderson netted a hat trick to lead the Knights to a 5-1 victory against visiting Gettysburg on Saturday afternoon at Robert E. Finefrock Field.
The match, however, featured an injury scare for Anderson as she went down with 2:37 left in the match and had to be carried off the field.
"I don't think it's that serious, and it could just be an injury that she's already had and it reoccurred," Fairfield coach Phomma Phanhthy said. "She'll get checked out and hopefully she won't be out for very long."
The match was dominated by Fairfield from the opening whistle. The Knights peppered Warriors keeper Caton Raffensperger with shots that she continued to deny until Anderson beat her with a goal with 30:08 remaining in the opening half.
Fairfield (4-0) increased the lead with a pair of goals just 42 seconds apart. Moriah Logue scored unassisted. Then Hannah Logue added a score off a pass from Nora Clarke at the 22:10 mark.
Hannah Logue has 10 goals this season and is already the school's all-time leading goal scorer with 133 for her career. She eclipsed Junker's mark of 114 late last season.
Anderson continued her scoring streak with an unassisted goal with 35:39 left in the match, then she was set up by Hannah Logue on a cross with 31:11 remaining to record a hat trick.
"She can take over a match," Phanhthy said of his talented freshman. "She's a dynamic scorer, but I'd like her to become more of a dual threat. I already know she can score, but I'd like her to improve on her passing. As I think that will make us a better team."
Fairfield enjoyed a 12-1 edge in shots on goal and a 6-1 advantage in corners.
"We've been working a lot on our passing and moving the ball better. We're trying not to have it stick to one person so much," Fairfield senior co-captain Sarah Heinbaugh said.
Gettysburg (1-4) avoided the shutout when Grace Floreck found the back of the net with 5:45 left.
"We graduated 12 seniors and eight of them were starters," first-year Gettysburg head coach Josh Fissel said. "We're trying to play a defensive style, but we recognize that this is a building year for us."
Gettysburg _0_1 - _1
Fairfield _3_2 - _5
First Half - 1. Fair, Annabel Anderson, 30:08. 2. Fair, Moriah Logue, 22:52. 3. Fair, Hannah Logue (Nora Clarke), 22:10.
Second Half - 4. Fair, Anderson, 35:39. 5. Fair, Anderson (H. Logue), 31:11. 6. Get, Grace Floreck, 5:45.
Shots on Goal - Get 1; Fair 12
Corners - Get 1; Fair 6
Goalies - Get, Caton Raffensperger (7 saves); Fair, Ashley Roser (0 saves), Haley Bolin (0 saves).