SANFORD, Fla. (March 30, 2019) - Led by a second-half hat trick from forward Rachel Hill, Orlando Pride defeated the University of South Florida 6-0 on Saturday afternoon at Sylvan Lake Park. Hill, who came on after the break, tallied her three goals in just a six-minute span. Forwards Chioma Ubogagu and Marta also scored for the Pride, in addition to an own goal from the Bulls.
The Pride will play their final match of the preseason next week, hosting the Puerto Rico Sol at Orlando City Stadium at 5 p.m. on Sunday, April 7.
Orlando opens the 2019 NWSL regular season on Sunday, April 14 when Portland Thorns FC comes to Orlando City Stadium for a 5 p.m. kickoff.
Orlando Pride Head Coach Marc Skinner:
“I thought it was good in spells. I want to be a perfectionist with this team, regardless of the result. I want to make sure we are performing and controlling as much of the game as possible and I thought we did that in good spells, more spells than we did against North Carolina. Obviously it’s a different level opposition but I thought [USF] did really well. They were pressing us hard. But, again, in my brain and for my personality, I want to have a little bit more control.”
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