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Forbus’ hat trick gives Rebels 5-1 win over ULL

OXFORD, Miss. (WTVA/Ole Miss Athletics) — Sophomore Addie Forbus notched a hat trick and tallied eight points on the afternoon as she added a pair of assists to help power Ole Miss (2-1-1) past Louisiana-Lafayette (2-2-0) by a score of 5-1 on Sunday afternoon.

Forbus combined with junior Jessica Hiskey for the Rebels’ five goals on the afternoon as Ole Miss rallied to defeat the visitors from Louisiana.

“Addie was really good for us, but it really started with our backs and midfielders picking up the ball and finding her in space,” said Ole Miss head coach Matt Mott. “It was good to get Sam Sanders back in the backline for us and settle things down. That allowed us to be more dangerous going forward.”

The Ragin’ Cajuns got on the board out of the gates when Yazmin Montoya intercepted a ball from Rebel goalkeeper following a pass back and tipped it over to Danielle DeRosa in the box for the quick goal to go up 1-0 in the first minute of play.

Ole Miss countered, pressing the attack the rest of the way with a renewed sense of urgency and found the back of the net in the 14th minute to even the score at a goal each.

With the Rebels third corner kick in the span of just two minutes, Forbus served a ball into the box from the near side where a leaping Hiskey put a head on the ball and sent it into the net to start the scoring for the home team.

The scoring continued in the 26th minute with the Rebels again looked to Forbus on a play as Georgia Russell sent a ball forward down the near side to Liza Harbin. Harbin then turned and fired a cross into the box to Forbus who buried the ball in the net to put the Rebels on top 2-1 in the 27th minute.

Forbus extended the lead to 3-1 in the 33rd minute with her second goal of the afternoon when Harbin again found the sophomore in the box. For the second time on the afternoon, Harbin sent in a cross from the near side that Forbus drilled past the keeper and put the Rebels on top by two goals at the break.

Ole Miss wasted no time in getting on the board in the second half when Forbus sent a corner kick into the box in the 50th minute and again Hiskey put a head on it to push the Rebels out to a 4-1 lead on the Ragin’ Cajuns.

Forbus capped the scoring with her third goal of the afternoon in the 86th minute as Ole Miss grabbed the 5-1 lead and held on for the victory.

The Rebels will return to action next weekend, hosting the Rebel Classic at the Ole Miss Soccer Stadium in two days of action. The Rebels will play Minnesota on Friday night at 7 p.m. before closing the weekend out against Memphis at 5 p.m. on Sunday afternoon. Auburn will also be competing in the weekend tournament, playing games against the Golden Gophers and the Tigers as well.

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