Carli Lloyd: N.J. World Cup star has hat trick, US women rout Haiti 8-0

Carli Lloyd : N.J. World Cup star has hat trick, US women rout Haiti 8-0

Carli Lloyd had her second straight hat trick to lead the United States to an 8-0 victory over Haiti in an exhibition soccer match before 35,753 in Birmingham, Ala.

Carli Lloyd scored all three goals in the first half for her fifth hat trick and second in three days, then sat out the second half. She also did it Thursday night in the first game against Haiti, which substituted for the Australian team mired in a labor dispute. She has 16 goals this year, one more than her previous high set in 2012 and matched in 2014.

Lloyd has 14 goals in her last eight matches as the Americans continue their Women’s World Cup victory tour that so far has been a series of routs.

The Americans pushed their home unbeaten streak to 100 matches, going to 88-0-12. They haven’t lost at home since falling to Denmark on Nov. 6, 2004, during a post-Olympic celebratory tour.