ST. PETER, Minn. C The Gustavus men’s soccer team’s home opener Wednesday was spoiled by Saint. Schoalstica as the visitors won using a score of 4-1. The loss moves the Gusties to 0-2 overall, while the Saints improve to 1-1 overall.
“Quite an exciting game today, by using both teams going at it,Half inch Head Coach Mike Middleton mentioned. “The result could have gone either way, and I was pretty sure at halftime that the game ended up being there for the taking. We developed some good chances and certainly obtained enough possession to have earned the game. But, some beginning season sloppiness defending set-plays cost us.”
St. Scholastica took an early lead in the 10 minutes as Shawayne Folkes tapped inside of a well-placed pass from inside the box, which usually went through the lower left area of the goal. Ten minutes down the road, the Saints took a 2-0 benefits with a score off most kick, which bended into the online.
Luke Laurich battles for the ball. Laurich have scored his first career target against St. Scholastica. (photo by simply Roisen Granlund ’17)
The Gusties didn’t waste much time to reply, scoring at the 23:15 mark. Luke Laurich (Fy., Batavia, Ill.) accumulated a deflection off the crossbar and laid to rest it in the back of the net pertaining to his first career mission. John Anderson (Jr., Maplewood, Minn.) was credited with the assist. The two squads played even throughout the rest of the first and went into halftime having a 2-1 score.
The Saints increased their lead in the 56th minute as well as added an insurance goal half a dozen minutes later off a different corner kick goal.
Anders Severson (And so., Woodbury, Minn.) got the nod throughout goal and suffered the loss in his first start of the season. He made five saves, while the Saints’ keeper made eight saves. A Gusties outshot the Saints 15-12.
“The players are all operating really hard and have had a tough, demanding preseason,” Middleton said. “Hopefully this puts gas in the aquarium for later on. We understood at the start of the season that we had taken on a tough non-conference schedule obstacle, and its not going buying any easier. Provided many of us learn from the considerable amount we did well, and change the things many of us did not do so well then Now i’m happy. The conference ‘s what we are aiming at, and this is just the aperitif. You play the rough teams to learn and acquire.
“Some good performances from avid gamers making their competitive debuts nowadays C John Anderson played 90 minutes from late drop-out through injury with the starting central defender, while he did play the survive five minutes of last recreation. David Almaer (So., Plymouth, Minn.), Jarod Petrovic (Fy., Plainfield, Ill.), together with Teriq Canales (So., Oceanside, Calif.) also played effectively.”
The Gusties wrap up the Gustavus Classic in 3 p.m. tomorrow against Knox, who defeated Street. Scholastica 1-0 Friday and is seeking a great outright tournament championship.
“Knox seemed pretty good last game, and they are coming off a times rest,” Middleton said. “It’ll become a tough old game, and also a great chance to get back on track for your lads.”