Nichelle Prince scored the first hat trick in Dash history. Here’s how.


Nichelle Prince led the Houston Dash to an emphatic 5-0 victory over the Orlando Pride, notching the first hat trick of her NWSL career and the first in club history Friday night.

The Canadian international logged her first finish in the 27th minute, getting in behind the Pride backline before beating the goalkeeper to put the Dash up 1-0.

Ten minutes later, Prince charged into the Orlando box before striking a curler that deflected off a Pride defender into the back of the net to put the scoreline at 3-0 before the half.

Finishing off her historic performance, Prince collected a missed Pride clearance before chipping the goalkeeper to log her third goal of the night in the 49th minute.

Friday’s 5-0 victory marks Houston’s biggest win since the club’s 6-1 result over Sky Blue FC on August 25, 2018.