OAKLAND - Senior Cayce Shaw had her first career hat trick to account for all the scoring in UC Santa Cruz's 3-0 opening day win over Evergreen State.
The Banana Slugs (1-0) won their season opener for the first time since 2013. The Geoducks fell to 0-3 in the opening game of the Mills College Tournament.
UC Santa Cruz enjoyed an 18-3 shot advantage in the contest.
Shaw scored her first goal in the 35th minute, taking the ball on a 40-yard breakaway to put her on a one-on-one with Evergreen State's goalkeeper, who she went around and shot into an open net to give UCSC the lead.
Shaw doubled the advantage 52 seconds later, taking a pass from Peyton Bell and slotting it home to make it 2-0.
She completed scoring 14 minutes into the second half when she shot from outside the box and dropped it over the goalkeeper for the game's final goal.
The Banana Slugs take on Johnson and Wales (CO) Sunday morning to finish the Tournament.