FHSU Sports Information Department
Hays, Kan. – Fort Hays State picked up their ninth win of the season against Oklahoma Baptist by a score of 4-0 on Thursday (Oct. 21). The Tigers improved their record to 9-3-1 and the Bison dropped to 4-12 on the season.
Joe Albright scored two goals in a matter of 1:20 and Addison Pauler added another for the Tigers all in the first half. MIAA leading scorer Maurico Castorino added to his total with an assist and the lone goal in the second half. He now has nine goals and five assists for the season.
Albright started the scoring when he got a deflection off a Bison defender from a shot taken by Anthony Hernandez. The ball found Albright 15 yards out and he was able to rifle it past the keeper in the bottom left corner of the net for his second goal of the season 11:46 into the game.
Shortly after, Albright was able to spring free from the defense on a beautiful cross from defender Daniel Kelly and he found the back of the net again to push the Tiger lead to 2-0 at the 13:06 mark.
Pauler was the beneficiary of a ball that did not get cleared by an OBU defender. The ball bounced to Pauler 20 yards out where he settled it and fired a laser to the lower right corner of the net for his first goal of the season at 35:17.
In the second half, Castorino received a pass from Kyle Markovits at the top of the box and froze the keeper with a rifle shot into the net pushing the Tiger lead to 4-0 at 46:12.
Goalkeeper Michael Yantz recorded his ninth win of the season and his fourth shutout, stopping all three of the shots on goal from OBU.
The Tigers head to Canyon, Texas, next for a big matchup against 9-4 West Texas A&M on Saturday (Oct. 23) at 7:00 pm.