Stupka Scores Hat Trick as Eagles Split Weekend Matches

Stupka Scores Hat Trick as Eagles Split Weekend Matches

There's no place like home.

The Faith Eagles men's soccer team played back-to-back matches in the state of Kansas this weekend with a Friday night tilt against Barclay College, followed by a quick turnaround on Saturday against #8 Manhattan Christian. Saturday's game marked the third away game of the week for the road-weary Eagles.

Nathan Stupka got things rolling for Faith on Friday night, scoring a hat trick in the Eagles' 6-2 win over the Barclay Bears in Haviland, Kansas. Stupka scored a career-high four goals in the win. Kent Hurlbert scored his first-career goal as an Eagle, and Chase Clark added the other in the drubbing, which brought the Eagles' record even at 3-3.

On Saturday, the Eagles made the three-hour trek back to the northeast to take on eighth-ranked Manhattan Christian College. The culmination of a full week of road games and 1,700 miles of travel took its toll in a 5-0 loss to the Thunder which allowed just five shots on goal to the Eagles. With the loss, the Eagles dropped to 3-4 on the season.

The Eagles return home this week for back-to-back games on Friday against Calvary University at 4:30 p.m. and Ozark Christian College on Saturday at 2:30 p.m.