DULUTH, Minn. C An own goal at the start of the second half and a shutout protecting performance by the Gustavus men’s football team resulted in a 1-0 win over the institution of St. Scholastica on Sunday afternoon. The Gusties open 4 seasons with two victories on your way, while the Saints drop so that you can 1-1.
“Really good team performance today C we played well,” Brain Coach Mike Middleton said. “The boys created a number of chances, and we perhaps should have scored extra. A solid defensive display, though some flair sprinkled around.”
After a scoreless first 45 minutes, which often saw four shots by just each team, the Gusties had a 1-0 advantage 1:Fifty four into the second half on an private goal, which occurred following a Matt Ouren (Jr., Northern part Mankato, Minn.) corner kick. Gustavus continued to help buckle down on defense the remainder of the way, turning away 13 total shots by the Team. Gustavus keeper Matt Bateman (Jr., Savage, Minn.) made four saves in his second-straight shutout.
“The midfield dominated with Matt Ouren looking imperious sometimes C Matt was the one who developed the goal with a lovely, wife swapping cross that put the defender under tremendous pressure,Inch Middleton said.
The Gusties outshot the Saints 12-11 and had a few more (7-4) corner kick possibilities. All four St. Scholastica corners started in the second half.
Matt Murakami (Sr., Eden Prairie, Minn.) and Ouren each and every had two shots with goal to pace your Gustie offensive pressure.
“Arthur Parens (Jr., Wayzata, Minn.) lit up the show second half regarding his trickery, and Matt Murakami protected every plastic blade involving grass C an immense effort by,” Middleton said. “Man of the coordinate though has to be Jarod Petrovic (So., Plainfield, Not well.) C he’s developing into a top rated top player. This is the very first time that we have taken a win far from here in my tenure C in addition to, we’ve had some really successful teams in that occasion C beaten them at home with tight games, but hardly ever here. So, that augers well. Well played everyone!”
Daniel Barnes (Jr., Lund, Sweden), Davis Petros (Jr., Apple Region, Minn.), Petrovic, and Ouren earned spots within the All-Tournament team.
Gustavus next travels to Martin Luther College for a non-conference match Five p.m. Wednesday.