KIng Hat Trick Soar Over Northwestern, 6-1
Adam King recorded the first hat trick by a Hamline player in three years and the Pipers' men's soccer team stayed perfect on the home pitch with an impressive 6-1 win over Northwestern Thursday at Paterson Field. King's three goals was the most in a game by a HU player since Abbai Habte did the same thing (also against the Eagles) in 2015. The junior forward added an assist for seven points, one shy of the school standard authored by Drew Lukas against Buena Vista in 2007. He leads the MIAC points in the early going with 11 points on four goals and three assists.
Stefan Kinsinger, Seif El-Fatairy and Logan Weller also scored for HU, which outscored its opponents by a 10-2 margin in winning three straight games at home.
The Pipers put the Eagles on their heels early. King finished off a three-way play with Kinsinger and El-Fatairy for a 1-0 lead just 2:33 into the game. King added a second tally later in the half for a 2-0 intermission lead. In the first minute of the second session, Kinsinger headed in King's free kick. A minute later, El-Fatairy scored his first college goal and just two minutes after that, King finished off his hat trick. At that point, HU head coach Alex Morawiecki, mindful of the fact his team plays Saturday at Wis-Platteville, began mass substituting. Weller finished off the scoring with his second of the season at 63:14.
Dean Isaacson went the first 68:16 to earn his third win of the season in goal and Malachy Zamacona made his 2018 debut with a scoreless 21:44 performance.
HU outshot Northwestern, 17-7, on the day and also had a significant in corner kicks, 8-3.
Hamline now heads on the road for the first time season Saturday at Platteville (2:00 p.m.). The MIAC season commences at Paterson on Wednesday, September 12 with Macalester as the opponent.