Champion Hastings shatters scoring record

[NAIA MEN] No. 3-seed Hastings won its first NAIA men's championship when it beat Notre Dame (Ohio), 5-3, to
set an NAIA tournament record for most goals scored with 21 in five matches, including 15 in the last three games.
 
“I am just so proud of my team,” said Hastings coach Chris Kranjc. “Everything we did all season, we did it tonight. We defended with heart, we attacked with passion and precision and we put away cha nces when we had the shots. We did this against a great Notre Dame team. I have the utmost respect for what they have done and for coach McBride. They made it difficult on us tonight.”

The eight combined goals are the most in a final since Trenton State defeated Earlham, 6-2, in 1965.
 
Notre Dame finished the year at 23-1-0.

All-Tournament Team:
Goalkeepers:
Alex Klein, Notre Dame (Ohio), Jr.
Cody  Poteat, Hastings (Neb.), Jr.

Forwards:
Deshorn Brown, Mobile (Ala.), Fr.
Jordan Green, Hastings (Neb.), So.
Luke Holmes, Notre Dame (Ohio), Jr.
Nate Polak, Hastings (Neb.), Jr.

Midfielders:
Justin Beck, William Jewell (Mo.), Sr.
Ruben Diaz, Mobile (Ala.), Sr.
Tom Mellor, Notre Dame (Ohio), So.
Yannic Thiel, Hastings (Neb.), Sr.

Defenders:
Chris Dillon, Mobile (Ala.), So.
Daniel Knight, Notre Dame (Ohio), Jr.
Joseph Omondi, Bethel (Tenn.), Jr.
Derek Prinz, Hastings (Neb.), Jr.

Most Valuable Player:
Luke Holmes, Notre Dame (Ohio), Jr.
 
Offensive Player of the Tournament:
Jordan Green, Hastings (Neb.), So.

Defensive Player of the Tournament:
Derek Prinz, Hastings (Neb.), Jr.

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