RODRIQUEZ SCORES A PAIR AS DRAGONS WIN OPENER

Sophomore Cameron Rodriguez had her first career multi-goal game with two goals in a 4-0 Hutchinson win over Trinidad State on Thursday at Don Michael Field. (Photo by Bre Rogers/Blue Dragon Sports Information)
Sophomore Cameron Rodriguez had her first career multi-goal game with two goals in a 4-0 Hutchinson win over Trinidad State on Thursday at Don Michael Field. (Photo by Bre Rogers/Blue Dragon Sports Information)

Hutchinson CC Sports Information

Sophomore midfielder Cameron Rodriguez posted her first career multi-goal game and the Hutchinson Community College women's soccer team won its fourth-straight season opener with a 4-0 victory over Trinidad State on Thursday night at Don Michael Field.

Rodriguez, who had just one goal as a freshman, scored her first goal on Thursday just 6 minutes, 58 seconds into the season. The sophomore from Odessa, Texas, rounded out the Blue Dragon scoring in the 79th minute with a goal from Samantha Vaughn's assist. Rodriguez scored on the only two shots she attempted in the game.

The Blue Dragons (1-0) are now 13-2 in season openers all-time and 2-0 against Trinidad State. The two teams played last year at Trinidad State, but the game was called a no contest after severe weather forced the stoppage of the game before it reached 70 minutes in duration.

This weekend's games were moved to Don Michael Field from the Salthawk Sports Complex.

The Blue Dragons had two goals by the 10-minute mark of the first half. Freshman Esther Karhayu scored at the 9:56 mark as Vaughn posted her first assist of the game.

That 2-0 Hutch lead was the halftime score.

Two minutes into the second half, freshman Cheyenne Busker scored unassisted to make it 3-0. Rodriguez's second goal from Vaughn's second assist capped the scoring.

Blue Dragon freshman goalkeeper Chiara Soergel (1-0) posted a shutout in her Hutchinson debut. She recorded five saves, four coming in the first half.

The Blue Dragons outshot the Trojans 16-7. Hutch had an 8-2 shots advantage in the second half.

The Blue Dragons take on Indian Hills at 2 p.m. on Saturday at Don Michael Field. Trinidad State and Indian Hills play each other at 2 p.m. on Friday, also at Don Michael Field.