Coming off a draw with the No. 6 team in the nation, No. 21 Fort Hays State University picked up a 3-0 conference win over Harding on Saturday in Searcy, Ark.
Diego Cabral powered the Tigers (6-1-1, 2-0-1) with two second-half goals on the day.
FHSU took 22 shots in the match, out-dueling Harding (2-1-2, 1-0-0 MIAA), who managed just 12.
Jacob Rangel continued his hot play on offense, scoring his second goal in as many games, while Joe Albright had an assist.
In goal, Kent Freund earned his second start of the season, shutting out the Bison and recording three saves.
The Tigers took a 1-0 lead into half, as Rangel’s shot in the 39th minute found the net. Albright crossed a ball into the right channel, finding Rangel, who put it through near the far post.
During the second frame, FHSU would launch 11 shots, and put the game out of reach. After a Harding foul in the 85th minute, Cabral lined up for a free kick from 25 yards out and drilled the shot.
Soon after, at 87:06, Cabral would score again, launching another free kick from 25 yards out, hitting the near post and deflecting into the goal.
FHSU is at the mid-point of a four-game road trip, finishing with MIAA matches against Lindenwood (Oct. 3) and Southwest Baptist (Oct. 5) next weekend.
— FHSU Sports Information —