Hasenstab's hat trick leads TU to 3-0 win

Leo Hasenstab's hat trick led the Dragons to a 3-0 victory.
Leo Hasenstab's hat trick led the Dragons to a 3-0 victory.

Tiffin University (1-0-1) kept up solid offensive pressure, putting 7 of 11 shots on goal and making three of them pay off, as the Dragons beat Illinois-Springfield 3-0 for their first victory of 2019.

The Dragons put the pressure on UIS early, as Leo Hasenstab took advantage of a defensive miscue in the 4th minute and knocked home the goal to make it 1-0, Tiffin. 

Both teams were even 7-7 at the half in total shots, with each team making 3 saves. But the Dragons held the lead and tightened up the defense in the second half, allowing no shots on goal and only one shot in the final 45 minutes.

Offensively the Dragons put the game away with more offensive magic from Hasenstab. He drilled home another goal in the 62nd minute on a pass from Caleb Gibbons, and completed the hat trick in the 68th minute off another precision pass from Gibbons to make it 3-0, Dragons.

Overall TU outshot UIS 11-8, allowing only 3 total shots on goal for the game. Hasenstab accounted for 6 of those shots, with 5 on goal.

Dylan Morris got the win in goal, posting the shutout over 90 minutes while making 3 saves.