Sam Kerr scores all four goals as Australia beat Jamaica 4-1 and claim final 16 spot
Kerr struck her first 2 with a pair of well-taken headers in the first half and also capitalized on two protective errors after the break, with Jamaica goalkeeper Nicole McClure gift-wrapping her fourth with a botched effort at a pass.
Kerr, 25, now has five objectives in the tournament to equal the USA star striker Alex Morgan in the race for the Golden Boot.
Australia’s captain Sam Kerr scored all four goals to defeat Jamaica and fire her team into the last 16 of the Women’s World Cup.
Jamaica, who regulated just 26% of possession in the game, run out the World Cup after shedding all 3 of their group suits.
The 4-1 triumph in Grenoble on Tuesday propelled the Socceroos into a knock-out match versus Norway on Saturday.
In doing so, she became the first footballer– male or female– to score a World Cup hat-trick for Australia.