ST. CHARLES, Mo. — The No. 10-ranked Fort Hays State men's soccer team defeated Lindenwood on Sunday afternoon (Oct. 28), 3-1, to cap off a perfect conference season (8-0) for the Tigers. FHSU improves to 14-2-1 overall and 8-0 in conference play, while the Lions dipped to 8-5-2 overall and 2-3-1 in MIAA play.
FHSU and LWU exchanged shots throughout the first half, until Rogelio Lopez broke the scoreless tie in the 34th minute. Santiago Agudelo fed Lopez the ball who found the back of the net from 11 yards out to put the Tigers up 1-0.
The 1-0 score would be had as the teams headed to the locker rooms for intermission.
In the second half, Santiago Agudelo added his 25th score of the season in the 66th minute, receiving a through ball from Abdoulaye Cisse and crossing the goal line putting FHSU ahead 2-0. Agudelo shot the ball from seven yards out and beat the keeper.
Just a few ticks over five minutes after this lead for the Tigers, the Lions wanted to join the fun and struck the goal threshold to cut into the FHSU lead. Gaspar Alvarez and Jose de Gregorio fed the ball ahead to Johannes Brendle for his fourth score of the year. At the 70:53 mark, FHSU held a slim 2-1 advantage over Lindenwood.
After each team fired off another shot, Santiago Agudelo added an insurance goal for the black & gold in the 79th minute. Moritz Walther found Agudelo after intercepting a pass between two Lions defenders and then Agudelo capitalized on his team-leading 26th goal to put the Tigers up 3-1 for good.
Fernando Pina earned the victory in goal for FHSU to improve to 8-0-1 for the season. Pina faced eight shots throughout the match and recorded four saves. Agudelo led all Tigers with two goals, six shots and four shots on frame in 90 minutes of play. Cisse produced three shots, with two coming on goal.
The Tigers are back in action next weekend as they host the University of Mary (Nov. 3) for a Senior Day tilt set to commence at 6 p.m. inside FHSU Soccer Stadium.