Barquin Nets Hat Trick, Pilots Pull Away from USF Late
MISHAWAKA – Bethel Men’s Soccer used three goals in the final eight minutes to pull away from Saint Francis with a 5-1 victory. Jose Barquin earned his first career hat trick with goals in the 23rd, 82nd, and 87th minutes.
- Score: Bethel def. Saint Francis 5-1
- Records: Bethel (2-0-1) | Saint Francis (2-1-1)
- NAIA Top 25 Coaches’ Poll: Bethel – NR | Saint Francis – NR
- Location:Morey Field | Bethel University | Mishawaka, Ind.
- 23’ | Jose Barquin (BU) assisted by Tim Noeding
- 42’ | Salifyaji Mugala (BU) assisted by Anu Junior Alemanji
- 61’ | Ethan Vigario (USF) assisted by Benjamin Kunce
- 82’ | Jose Barquin (BU) assisted by Tim Noeding
- 87’ | Jose Barquin (BU) assisted by Joao Victor de Oliveria
- 90’| Macrae Smith (BU) assisted by Alex Romo
INSIDE THE BOXSCORE
- Jose Barquin recorded his second career multi-goal game and his first career hat trick. He capped off an incredible scoring week with four total goals and an assist.
- Tim Noeding added two assists to cap off a two goal, two assist week for him.
- Finn Popescu made his first start in goal of the season and earned the win with four saves.
NEXT TIME OUT
- The Pilots host Spring Arbor at Morey Field on Wednesday at 7:00 pm.
THOUGHTS FROM COACH PINTO
- “It was good to see the team improve tonight. Happy to see the effort be consistent; we are making progress on key areas of the game.”