Allie Weir scored four times Saturday in a 12-0 win over Sweet Briar College to break the 33-year-old NCAA Division III career record for goals. She also surpassed the Division II record.
Weir, a senior from Richmond, has 121 tallies in her four seasons, surpassing the former record of Bates College’s Priscilla Wilde of 120, set in 1976.
Weir started her assault on the record with a penalty stroke at the 6:33 mark, and again scored on a penalty stroke at 23:57 to push LC’s lead to 5-0. She tied the record early in the second half, on an assist from Erin Funkhouser and tapped in a feed from Johanna Agustin at 54:10 to become the NCAA Division III career record holder.
“It feels good to break the record, I tried to not think about it, but there was a little pressure,” Weir said. “After the third goal, I really hoped I’d break it today on Homecoming – and with my parents, my grandma, my aunt and two cousins watching.
“Now we are looking forward to the next step, more team goals. We’d love to win our fourth-straight Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) title and play in the NCAA tournament again. This is a good experienced team and I think we can go really far.”
Weir also added two assists to her four scores, and now stands just 25 points shy of the Division III career points record of 297, currently held by Danae Chambers (Messiah, 2004). She is currently in second-place in the category, and broke the conference record as well, a mark formerly held by Sherri Allebach of Eastern Mennonite in 1999.
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