Last weekend, Meredith Florance scored three times in two games to lead the No. 4 Tar Heels to wins against William & Mary and Texas Christian.
Friday, sophomore forward Susan Bush recorded her first career hat trick in a 6-1 UNC rout of 14th-ranked Duke (8-2, 2-1 in the ACC) in front of a season-high 4,355 fans at Fetzer Field.
Florance, the Tar Heels' leading scorer, notched her 13th and 14th goals of the season. Bush, who assisted on both of Florance's goals, established a career high with her eight-point performance.
"The thing I appreciated about watching her play tonight was the variety in her game," UNC coach Anson Dorrance said. She scored on a long-range shot, on a header and on a breakaway."
With the Tar Heels (12-1, 2-1) leading 5-1, Bush rounded out her hat trick in the 68th minute. While standing at the top of the 6-yard box, Bush seemed to inadvertently head a Jena Kluegel cross past Duke goalkeeper Isis Dallis.