Another Shinyashiki Hat Trick Vaults #5 Pioneers over #22 San Francisco Dons, 3-0

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Senior Striker Andre Shinyashiki put on another goal scoring show with his third hat trick in just seven games as #5 DU beat #22 USF, 3-0 Sunday. Photo: University of Denver

Senior Striker Andre Shinyashiki continued his torrid scoring pace, producing all three DU goals in the fifth-ranked Pioneer men’s 3-0 sun-baked soccer shut-out demolition of the #22nd-ranked University of San Francisco Dons at DU Soccer Stadium on Sunday, Sept. 16.

The hat trick was his third such three-goal performance in this young season, as the Brazilian continues to lead the nation in goal scoring, with 13 goals in just seven games, which is already the second-most season goals in DU’s Division I history.  He also had scored twice in Friday’s 3-1 win over Harvard, and set-up the game-winner with an assist, and today notched his third-straight multi-goal game to keep the Pioneers undefeated at 6-0-1 on the season.  All three of Shinyashiki’s goals today came in the second half to blow open a 0-0 halftime tie in 92 degree heat, after the first half had seen Shinyashiki create a number of near misses.

Andre’s first goal came in the 54th minute after he strongly headed Jacob Stensson’s corner-kick into the USF goal by way of a deflection en-route, which turned out to be the game winner. His second marker came in the 66th minute, after a perfect cut-back pass from senior winger Kenny Akamatsu near the USF goal line, who found Shinyashiki waiting at the top of the box.  Andre then sliced a perfect low shot to the far corner of the USF net, just past the outstretched arms of USF goalie Ruben Stuiver.  And Shinyashiki’s final goal of the day was a highlight reel goal, as Andre dribbled through three Dons’ defenders and Stuiver, before sticking the ball in the back of the Dons’ open net in 76th minute to make the final score 3-0 Pioneers. Shinyashiki’s third goal was the #5 Play of the Day on EPSN’s SportsCenter on Monday morning, Sept. 17.

DU next faces soccer rival Omaha next weekend in Omaha, with the winner of that game likely staking an early claim to drivers’ seat the Summit League Championship race, although Purdue Fort Wayne also has a good team this season.

 

 

 

 

4 thoughts on “Another Shinyashiki Hat Trick Vaults #5 Pioneers over #22 San Francisco Dons, 3-0”

  1. Wow, the dude scores on three very different types of goals–header on a corner, a shot from left top of the box, and dribbling through half of the San Francisco team. Safe to say that teams will be keying on him from here on out. Thoughts/concerns: 1) I hope Andres doesn’t get injured (BTW, why was he still in the game in the 90th minute???); and 2) as teams key on Andre more and more, DU’s success will likely depend on Andre’s teammates ability to get themselves open for last second passes from Andre, and on those teammates’ ability to finish those chances; 3) Can we get a mid-season transfer to add some more size and height to this lineup?

  2. Interesting comments.

    I was also puzzled as to why Andre was left in the game after his (and the team’s) third DU goal (and a three goal lead) in the blistering 93 degree heat. When I got home, I turned on the DVR of the game from TV. The commentators on Altitude were speculating to the effect that ‘Andre must have told the coaches that he did not want to come out’, and that he “must have been feeling it” after scoring three times in a single half. DU Coach Jamie Franks has also said publicly in the past that he and Andre have a very straightforward relationship where they both share their likes and dislikes of what each other is doing, so my only reasonable guess here is that Jamie may differred his wishes of safety to those of his senior captain, whom he trusts.

    As a senior, Andre certainly knows his value to the team going forward, and 3-0 games can tend to get chippy toward the end, and the last thing DU needs is for Andre to get hurt. He’s already been the target of intense defensive coverage plans by opponents over the last few weeks, and those will now be going from one-man shadows and face-guarding to double/triple coverages as long as he keeps scoring at that kind of pace. With DU’s Moshe Perez out for his ankle injury probably at least 6 more weeks in a short season sport, it’s imperative that other DU players start scoring. I’m sure that’s why we’ve seen players like Kronenburg, Crawford and Fosse getting more time up front. Those guys need to score…

    Omaha next weekend is going to be a very physical grudge match. DU remembers the Mavs’ celebrating their PK win over DU in Summit Tourney last year to get the league’s only NCAA tourney berth, and there will be plenty of motivation for the Pios to win.

    As to midseason transfers, they are exceedingly rare in college soccer, since most transfers happen when school is not is session (over breaks).

  3. Wow, the dude scores on three very different types of goals–header on a corner, a shot from left top of the box, and dribbling through half of the San Francisco team. Safe to say that teams will be keying on him from here on out. Thoughts/concerns: 1) I hope Andres doesn’t get injured (BTW, why was he still in the game in the 90th minute???); and 2) as teams key on Andre more and more, DU’s success will likely depend on Andre’s teammates ability to get themselves open for last second passes from Andre, and on those teammates’ ability to finish those chances; 3) Can we get a mid-season transfer to add some more size and height to this lineup?

  4. Interesting comments.

    I was also puzzled as to why Andre was left in the game after his (and the team’s) third DU goal (and a three goal lead) in the blistering 93 degree heat. When I got home, I turned on the DVR of the game from TV. The commentators on Altitude were speculating to the effect that ‘Andre must have told the coaches that he did not want to come out’, and that he “must have been feeling it” after scoring three times in a single half. DU Coach Jamie Franks has also said publicly in the past that he and Andre have a very straightforward relationship where they both share their likes and dislikes of what each other is doing, so my only reasonable guess here is that Jamie may differred his wishes of safety to those of his senior captain, whom he trusts.

    As a senior, Andre certainly knows his value to the team going forward, and 3-0 games can tend to get chippy toward the end, and the last thing DU needs is for Andre to get hurt. He’s already been the target of intense defensive coverage plans by opponents over the last few weeks, and those will now be going from one-man shadows and face-guarding to double/triple coverages as long as he keeps scoring at that kind of pace. With DU’s Moshe Perez out for his ankle injury probably at least 6 more weeks in a short season sport, it’s imperative that other DU players start scoring. I’m sure that’s why we’ve seen players like Kronenburg, Crawford and Fosse getting more time up front. Those guys need to score…

    Omaha next weekend is going to be a very physical grudge match. DU remembers the Mavs’ celebrating their PK win over DU in Summit Tourney last year to get the league’s only NCAA tourney berth, and there will be plenty of motivation for the Pios to win.

    As to midseason transfers, they are exceedingly rare in college soccer, since most transfers happen when school is not is session (over breaks).

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