BISMARCK, N.D. — The Fort Hays State men's soccer team routed the University of Mary on Sunday, 7-0, as Santiago Agudelo was the catalyst for the Tigers in victory with three goals of this own. The Tigers improved to 12-2-1 overall, while the Marauders dipped to 3-8-1 on the season.
Santiago Agudelo was the story of the first half as he recorded his fourth hat trick of the season. Agudelo put the Tigers on the board with his 20th goal of the season in the tenth minute. In the 27th minute, Abdoulaye Cisse stole the ball on a failed clear attempt from the Mary goalkeeper, fed the ball to Agudelo who score his 21st goal of the season. Less than two minutes later, Agudelo secured his hat trick with a goal on a pass from Luis Torres who provided the one-on-one opportunity for Agudelo who took advantage and gave the Tigers the 3-0 lead just 28:29 into the contest.
The Tigers held the 3-0 advantage over the Marauders after the first 45 minutes of play.
Abdoulaye Cisse got things started in the second half for the Tigers with his third goal of the season in the 53rd minute. Tobias Patino led Cisse up the pitch with a pass for a one-on-one opportunity as Cisse sent the ball into the middle of the net.
In the 61st minute, Luis Torres picked up his fifth goal of the year on another assist from Patino who led Torres for the header goal and the 5-0 lead for Fort Hays State.
Fernando Pina picked up a huge save on a penalty kick from Alberto Asencio, holding the Marauders scoreless through 70 minutes of play.
Arsenio Chamorro recorded his fourth score of the season on a header that was assisted on a throw in from Ross Boyd in the 76th minute of the match.
Nathan De La Hoya put the icing on the cake in the match as he connected on his second score of the year in the 81st minute. Mauricio Etcheverry supplied the assist for De La Hoya on a cross that was fired into the bottom right of the net. The 7-0 score would prove to be the final for the Tigers.
Tiger goalkeeper Fernando Pina earned the victory in goal for FHSU as he improved to 6-0-1 on the season all while picking up his fourth shutout on the year.
The Tigers are back in action on Friday as they resume MIAA play with Upper Iowa (Oct. 26). Kickoff against the Peacocks is slated for 3 p.m. from Fayette, Iowa.