|Mount Vernon Nazarene ( 3-2)||3||3||6|
|Asbury (Ky.) ( 2-2)||1||2||3|
|1||18:08||Tim Kasparek (Mount Vernon Nazarene)|
|1||37:22||Tim Kasparek (Mount Vernon Nazarene)|
|1||45:04||Owen Sigey (Asbury (Ky.))|
|1||46:00||Breno Nascimento (Mount Vernon Nazarene)|
|2||03:43||Noah Welch (Asbury (Ky.))|
|2||05:05||Joshua Alexander (Mount Vernon Nazarene)|
|2||06:30||Noah Welch (Asbury (Ky.))|
|2||13:01||Breno Nascimento (Mount Vernon Nazarene)|
|2||14:42||Tim Kasparek (Mount Vernon Nazarene)|
|Mount Vernon Nazarene||Indv. Leaders||Asbury (Ky.)|
|#11 Tim Kasparek - 3||Goals||#7 Noah Welch - 2|
|2 Players (#7,#13) - 2||Assists||2 Players (#4,#17) - 1|
|#11 Tim Kasparek - 5||Shots||#7 Noah Welch - 6|
|#1 Adam Miller - 6||Saves||#98 Micah Penalva - 6|
|Mount Vernon Nazarene||Team Statistics||Asbury (Ky.)|
|16 (12)||Shots (on goal)||12 (9)|
WILMORE, Ky. – In a game that turned out to be unlike many others, the Mount Vernon Nazarene men's soccer team erupted for six goals in a 6-3 victory over Asbury, with a hat trick coming from Tim Kasparek.
The six goals scored by the Cougars is their greatest offensive outburst since a 10-0 win over Mountain State University on Sept. 2, 2011.
MVNU grabbed a 2-0 lead courtesy of goals from Kasparek. The sophomore midfielder's first finish came in the 19th minute off two assists, first from goalkeeper Adam Miller and then forward Brandon Mount.
Kasparek found the back of the net again in the 38th minute, with Breno Nascimento and Mount contributing with assists.
The teams would then alternate goals. When Asbury's Owen Sigey scored to cut the Eagles' deficit in half, Nascimento responded just 54 seconds later.
Asbury's Noah Welch made it 3-2 in favor of MVNU with a goal early in the second half, but once again the Cougars had a quick response with its high-powered offensive display.
Welch would score again for Asbury to give the hosts hope for a comeback, but MVNU's impressive victory would be sealed with a second goal from Nascimento and the hat-trick completed by Kasparek for the final mark.
When all was said and done, MVNU connected on half of its shots on goal and outshot the hosts 16-12 for the match to improve to 3-2 on the season.
"In the attacking half, we were very good today," said Head Coach Zach Ganzberg. "Our guys were dynamic and executed at a high level. Regardless of circumstances, scoring six goals against a good opponent is a positive thing. Given the quick turnaround from our game against Campbellsville, I was happy to get the result on the road."
After the offensive outbreak, MVNU (3-2) will continue with its fourth consecutive away contest when it faces receiving votes Madonna on Thursday, Sept. 14 at 3 p.m.