At this point, there are no explanations for what Michael Henman is doing. The fourth-year Victoria striker scored his fourth hat trick in eight games, pushing the UNBC Timberwolves to a 4-0 victory over the Saskatchewan Huskies Friday.
Both sides came out moderate in their attack, looking to control the ball and establish some momentum. The Huskies pinned UNBC into their own third, earning corner kicks and providing mild threats, but the TWolves did well to defend.
The Huskies did well to negate most of the Timberwolves counter-attack, focusing on U SPORTS leading scorer Michael Henman. His attacking mate Abou Cisse did the damage in the 45th minute, taking an Anthony Preston pass and burying it to open the scoring for the Timberwolves.
Then, in the second half, Henman took over. In the 57th minute Henman took a great ball from Julian Daduica in the box, volleying it past a helpless Jaron Slopinski to double the UNBC lead.
Seven minutes later, Koby Greaves found Henman at the top of the box, and the Victoria striker did the rest. Henman corralled it, turned, and crushed a ball past Slopinski. The goal marked his 13th of the season.
One minute after that, Cisse sprung Henman on a breakaway, but Slopinski came out and took the striker down the box. The official awarded the TWolves a penalty kick, which are normally handled by TWolves captain Cody Gysbers. Gysbers stepped aside, allowing Henman to step to the mark, where he made no mistake.
The goal marked his third of the game, and his fourth hat trick of the Canada West season, the first time four hat tricks have been scored in a single-season in Canada West history.
When the final whistle sounded, UNBC had earned a 4-0 victory over the visiting Huskies, improving to 4-4-1 on the season, while the Huskies slide to 1-5-2.
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