PORTLAND, Ore. – In the second of three preseason matches as part of a tournament at Providence Park, Portland Thorns FC received a hat-trick from forward Nadia Nadim in a 3-0 win over Oregon State on Wednesday night.
Nadim opened the scoring for Portland in the 33rd minute. Keeping possession following a corner kick, defender Kat Williamson delivered a cross into the box for Nadim, who settled the ball and delivered a strike from 10 yards out into the right corner of the goal.
The Danish international completed the hat-trick with a pair of goals in the second half, tallying goals in the 58th and 68th minutes. Nadim doubled Portland’s lead in the 58th minute, collecting a loose ball off a deflected cross and finishing with a powerful shot off the left post and into the goal. Just 10 minutes later, Nadim converted into the top, right corner after receiving a pass from forward Christine Sinclair near the edge of the goal box to put Thorns FC in front 3-0 in the match.
Portland fielded a starting lineup that featured six players that did not appear in the starting lineup on Sunday against Seattle Reign FC. A total of 15 players saw action on the field for Thorns FC, including Mana Shim, Adrianna Franch, Mallory Weber, who the club acquired as part of a trade with the Western New York Flash, and Portland’s third-round pick in the 2016 NWSL College Draft, McKenzie Berryhill, who all made their first appearance of the preseason.
Thorns FC close out their preseason tournament at Providence Park with a match against the Houston Dash on Saturday, April 2; kickoff is set for 5 p.m. (Pacific) with a live web stream at www.thornsfc.com. Seattle takes on Oregon State in Saturday’s first match at 2:30 p.m. (Pacific).
Portland Thorns FC vs. Oregon State (Preseason Match)
March 30, 2016 – Providence Park (Portland, Ore.)
Goals by Half 1 2 F
Portland Thorns FC 1 2 3
Oregon State 0 0 0
POR: Nadim (Williamson), 33
POR: Nadim, 58
POR: Nadim (Sinclair), 68
POR: Boureille (Caution), 71
Lineups & Stats
POR: GK Betos (Franch, 46), D Reynolds, D Williamson ©, D Menges (Lofton*, 46), D Berryhill, M Boureille*, M Zadrazil*, M Brynjarsdottir, F Shim (Weber, 46), F Nadim, F Pratt* (Sinclair, 60)
Substitutes Not Used: GK Kruger*
* - indicates non-roster invitee
TOTAL SHOTS: 29; SHOTS ON GOAL: 12; FOULS: 6; OFFSIDES: 5; CORNER KICKS: 7; SAVES: 0
OSU: GK Geist (LaMont, 72), D Govig, D Rodriguez (Witherington, 76), D Redberg (Pantuso, 60), D Haavik, M Latham, M Faris, M Espinoza, M Santarossa, F Jones (Stiver, 66), F Higgins (Malone, 66)
Substitutes Not Used: Coryell
TOTAL SHOTS: 2; SHOTS ON GOAL: 0; FOULS: 7; OFFSIDES: 0; CORNER KICKS: 0 SAVES: 9
All statistics contained in this box score are unofficial.