Watch: Alex Morgan scores hat trick in U.S. Olympic qualifier

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Saturday February 20th, 2016

Alex Morgan's hot start to 2016 continued on Friday night as she scored a hat trick in the U.S. women's national team's 5-0 win against Trinidad and Tobago, which secured the USA's place in the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.

In the 29th minute, Kelley O'Hara crossed the ball over to Lindsey Horan, who headed it back toward the near post for Morgan to score her 60th international goal:

Morgan's first goal of the night tied her at eighth on the all-time U.S. list with Shannon McMillan, but she passed her soon after.

In the second half, Morgan added two more goals for the hat trick, the third of her U.S. career. 

It was Morgan's first U.S. hat trick since November 2012. 

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