??????HAT TRICK ??????@LamarWSoccer’s Ester Okoronkwo breaks the Southland Conference record for most goals in a season with her third of the match! Okoronkwo now has 22 on the season! pic.twitter.com/28qygymBDI— Southland Conference (@SouthlandSports) November 6, 2019 Katelyn Termini stopped the bleeding with an impressive run into the box that culminated with a rocket that snuck under the bar to bring SFA within three at 4-1. Top-seeded @LamarWSoccer striking early and often!!Cardinals up 2-0 after this Esther Okoronkwo goal! pic.twitter.com/ZUzQcRk1Y8— Southland Conference (@SouthlandSports) November 6, 2019 Okoronkwo tied the record in the 31st minute, heading home a textbook cross into the box from Ledet to extend the lead to three. Player of the Year Lucy Ashworth’s two assists gave her an all-time high of 15 on the year and tied the single-game feat for a conference tournament contest. Back-to-back goal@LamarWSoccer answers SFA’s goal with one of their own.And by who other than Ester Okoronkwo! The junior’s goal total goes to 4??on the night! pic.twitter.com/0TEl1tTqX3— Southland Conference (@SouthlandSports) November 7, 2019 The Cardinals tacked on a sixth goal in the 78th minute on an unassisted score into the lower right corner from Anna Loftus, and the Ladyjacks responded in the 82nd minute on Mattie Musser’s goal. .@LamarWSoccer’s Ester Okoronkwo finds the back of the net once again!3-0 Cardinals pic.twitter.com/kBMS4aXEL5— Southland Conference (@SouthlandSports) November 6, 2019 The Richmond, Texas, native toppled the record three minutes later by finishing off a textbook cross from Lucy Ashworth, who tied the conference’s top mark for single-season assists (14). Box Score | Photo GalleryCONWAY, Ark. – Southland Conference Newcomer of the Year Esther Okoronkwo put on a show in top-seeded Lamar’s 6-2 win over No. 8 Stephen F. Austin, setting conference tournament records for goals (four) and points (eight) in a single match. LU struck again just over a minute later after Esther Okoronkwo collected a pass upfield and put one past Talbot for score No. 20 on the year. .@SFA_Soccer finds the back of the net for the second time tonight off this set piece. pic.twitter.com/9rH9Mpnqdw— Southland Conference (@SouthlandSports) November 7, 2019 Lamar advances to Friday’s semifinal round, where the squad will face the winner of No. 4 UIW and No. 5 Texas A&M-Corpus Christi. In two meetings with the Ladyjacks, Okoronkwo totaled seven goals after she posted a hat trick in a 4-1 win back on October 4. The four scores gives her 23 on the year, snapping the previous league-high of 21 in a single-season. .@SFA_Soccer is on the board!!Katelyn Termini fires one in from the top of the box for the Ladyjacks! pic.twitter.com/XC61NueH6r— Southland Conference (@SouthlandSports) November 7, 2019 However, Okoronkwo answered just 18 ticks later, winning a cross from Ashworth from the defender and netting her fourth of the match. Ashworth’s helper gave her the single-season record for assists. Lamar’s top-ranked scoring offense applied pressure early as Madison Ledet had a rocket punched away by Second-Team All-Southland keeper Madeline Talbot in the second minute. With the Cardinals threatening, an attempted clearance by SFA defender Mari Gillespie took an unfortunate path into the net for an own goal and a 1-0 Lamar lead.