ECC Top 30 Moment: Eivand Austboe Scores a Goal in 21 Straight Games

ECC Top 30 Moment: Eivand Austboe Scores a Goal in 21 Straight Games

This is the sixth weekly installment in the "Top 30 Moments"  feature to celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the East Coast Conference.

Former LIU Post standout Eivand Austboe was one of the most gifted scorers to grace the pitch in East Coast Conference history. He ranks second in conference history with 65 career goals and set Pioneer program records with his goal and point (171) totals.

The Norwegian was also an ECC Rookie of the Year, a two-time ECC Offensive Player of the Year, two-time East Region Player of the Year, a two-time All-American, and the 2013 Ron Lenz National Player of the Year during his time in Brookville.

However, it was a long scoring streak that lands him on the list of the ECC's Top 30 Moments.

Spanning parts of the 2012 and 2013 seasons, Austboe scored a goal in 21 straight games. How impressive is that streak? It's the second-longest in NCAA Division II history (record is 24 set by West Virginia Wesleyan's Rune Thuestad in 1998-1999).

Austboe's streak started at the beginning of the 2012 season. He tallied a goal in seven straight games, eight total after a two-goal outing against the University of the District of Columbia before his season was cut short due to injury. By season's end, he still ranked in the top-10 in the league in points (19), leading the conference's coaches to name him an honorary All-Conference honoree.

After nearly a year away from the pitch due to injury, Austboe began the 2013 season right where he left off. He found the back of the net in each of the Pioneers' first 14 games. Four times during that span he scored multiple goals, including a hat trick against Daemen on October 6.

In total, Austboe scored 27 goals and added 10 assists for 64 points over his remarkable streak. If that's not impressive enough, LIU Post had a perfect record of 21-0 during the streak, with Austboe scoring the game-winning tally 11 times.