Carli Lloyd Nets Hat Trick in 16 Minutes vs. Japan in Women's World Cup Final

Kyle Newport@@KyleNewportFeatured ColumnistJuly 5, 2015

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Playing in a big game, United States women's national team star Carli Lloyd was ready for the spotlight yet again.

Lloyd got the United States off to a fast start in the Women's World Cup final against Japan, scoring two goals in the first five minutes. 

Lloyd became just the second player to score twice in a Women's World Cup final, per ESPN Stats & Info:

Lauren Holiday joined the fun with a goal in the 14th minute, but moments later, Lloyd struck again. This time, it was on an unbelievable shot from near midfield.

With her third goal of the match, Lloyd became the first player to record a hat trick in the Women's World Cup final, per ESPN Stats & Info:

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