KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Fort Hays State men's soccer team jumped two spots in the latest release of the United Soccer Coaches NCAA Division II Poll. The Tigers now sit at No. 10 in the nation, released Tuesday (Oct. 23). The Tigers extended their winning streak to tie the program record at nine-consecutive matches.
The Tigers defeated University of Mary on Sunday, in a 7-0 shutout. Santiago Agudelo recorded his fourth hat trick of the season in Fort Hays State's only game this past week. He scored goals in the 11th, 27th, and 29th minutes to push FHSU out to a 3-0 lead at the University of Mary, ultimately going on to win 7-0. He scored on all three of his shot attempts in the match. In Fort Hays State's current nine-match win streak, Agudelo scored 19 of his nation-leading 22 goals for the season. He only played 32 minutes at Mary before resting for the remainder of the match. He continues to lead the nation in goals per game (1.57), shots on goal per game (3.29), and points per game (3.5), and is tied for the lead in game-winning goals (7).
The Black and Gold continue their road trip by resuming conference play this weekend. The Tigers are set to take on the Peacocks of Upper Iowa in Fayette, Iowa on Friday (Oct. 26). Kickoff is set to begin at 3 p.m.