Men’s Soccer Drops Extremely hard Heartbreaker 1-0 To No. 6 Macalester


Isaac Bloom dribbles the ball about Macalester’s Hunter Barrington. (photo by Roisen Granlund ’17)


ST. PETER, Minn. C In a find it hard to the bitter end, this Gustavus men’s soccer team nearly ticked-off No. 6-ranked Macalester, but lost 1-0 in overtime in the first game of Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference participate in Wednesday. The Gusties drop to be able to 1-6-0 overall and 0-1-0 in the MIAC, whilst the Scots stay unbeaten at 5-0-1 as well as 1-0-0 in the league.

“Not the result that individuals were looking for, and we could peace in the fact that they were No. Six in the nation, but we should currently have won the game,” Brain Coach Mike Middleton said.?”We taken over for periods without frightening the goal enough, and we were being eventually caught on a break downward at the back.?This particular scenario is usually repeating itself too much today, and we need to get these game titles put to bed earlier. The squad were magnificent in their effort, and I blame myself intended for changing our system to press forward and get the secure.”

The first period saw nine total shots, five with Macalester and three from Gustavus. The second period was more in favor of the Gusties as they outshot the Scots 10-6. Henry Brose (Sr., Hudson, Wis.) gave the Black color and Gold their best opportunity at claiming the glory as he fired a shot which nailed the post in the 77th minute. The Gusties had three far more shots after that chance, yet were unable to find the back of the net.

Patrick Roth battles for possession against Tristan Springer. (photo by Roisen Granlund ’17)

At the 4:32 mark during the overtime period, Macalester’s Jake Burke snuck a new ball past the keeper while he was caught out of world-wide-web attempting to stop a perform.

“You have to take your hat away to Macalester, they are tough to break down plus like good teams complete, they find a way to get the win,” Middleton said. “I like the manner they played, and hope they have a very good year. I hope, we’ll see them in the 2009-2010 nfl season, but we have to get points turned around at all of our end.”

Despite the loss, the Gusties obtained a number of quality performances in the tightly contested match.

“Matt Murakami (Jr .., Eden Prairie, Minn.) was majestic at the back, as well as freshman Cody Billins (Farmington, Minn.) was truly outstanding, especially in the first half,In . Middleton said. “Freshman Jarod Petrovic (Plainfield, Ill.) dominated your midfield – what a find he is – and Henry Brose up front worked tirelessly.?Matt Ouren (So., North Mankato, Minn.) was excellent, but we hope that.?Isaak Her (Fy., Little Canada, Minn.) in his debut worked their socks off and seemed like a top player. The truth is the lads were all very good.

“Sometimes I think unfortunately we cannot show how good we’ve been.?The opposing coach shared with us when we were 1-3 that individuals were the best 1-3 team however ever seen. We are now 1-6. We have to put a run together. And purchase need to get the job done.

“I’ve stated it already, this team can certainly beat anyone on a day and you have to give the boys credit for taking on a extremely tough schedule, but we need to start or the season will be earlier us before we know this. ?The lads are frustrated, I will be frustrated, my dog will be frustrated, and the tea-lady is disappointed.”

Gustavus next travels to Street. Olaf for a 1 p.d. match Saturday in Northfield, Minn.

“We have St. Olaf next who is placed in the national top-twenty, and are a decent team indeed,” Middleton proclaimed. “We’ll have to do better than today, and that is certainly all of us including myself.”


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