By Tim Glon
NEW CONCORD — Freshman Sydney Skelding (Dublin, Calif.) tied her career-high with six goals to lead the Ohio Northern women's soccer team to an 18-2 victory at Muskingum on a chilly Saturday afternoon at McConagha Stadium.
The Polar Bears (5-5 overall, 2-1 Ohio Athletic Conference) scored the first 14 goals of the game and 14-0 before the Muskies (2-9, 0-4) got on the board with 17:07 left to play.
Skelding and sophomore Betsy Naugle (Moon Township, Pa.Moon Area) each had three goals in the first half as ONU led 12-0 at intermission.
Naugle finished with four goals on the afternoon.
Skelding now has four career hat tricks and Naugle has six career hat tricks, including four this season.
Northern out-shot Muskingum 42-11 and was a perfect 15-for-15 on clearing attempts.
The Polar Bears will return to action on Wednesday with a 7 pm home contest against Heidelberg at Dial-Roberson Stadium.