ST. PETER, Minn. C The Gustavus men’s soccer team unwraps itscampaign this weekend as they head away north to take on the Institution of Wisconsin-Superior tomorrow and the Institution of St. Scholastica on On the. This year’s Gustie squad returns a big portion of experience from survive season and features a competitive non-conference routine.
Gustavus will take the pitch at UW-Superior at 2 p.m. on Friday for the time of year opener. The Gusties and Yellowjackets possess met just once previously, the 1-0 win for the Gusties in The year 2013.
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On Sunday, the Gusties head to Duluth to face E. Scholastica at 2 p.michael. The matchup will mark the 20th all-time meeting between the two squads, with Gustavus holding a 13-4-2 track record against the Saints. Last season, St. Scholastica defeated the Gusties 4-1 during St. Peter.
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“Once just as before, we have set up a very tough non-conference schedule, said Head Instructor Mike Middleton, set to begin his or her eighth season leading Gustavus. “It is very to have expectations when you aren’t well versed about your own team, not to the others. St. Scholastica went to this NCAA Tournament last year and the next most effective team in their conference is certainly UW-Superior. They will both be difficult and physical.”
Losing just two seniors from the Gusties return Seventy three percent of their goal-scoring from last season. Leaders returning with last season include MIAC All-Conference affiliates in Matt Murakami (Sr., Eden Prairie, Minn.) and Arthur Parens (Jr., Wayzata, Minn.), along with three All-Conference honorable mention honorees in Matt Bateman (Jr .., Savage, Minn.), Jack Conroy (Jr., Maple Grove, Minn.), and Matt Ouren (Jr .., North Mankato, Minn.). Murakami led theattack with 6 goals, while Parens and Luke Laurich (Thus., Batavia, Ill.) each added a few. Bateman made 10 starts around goal, compiling 64 saves and four shutouts.
“We’re lucky that we have a mature group this year, said Middleton. “We involve some creativity at midfield, and we currently have two or three good forwards that’s nice. I feel comfortable with the fact we have a little fire strength. We also have some relatively seasoned players and some size in the, as well as two goalkeepers that have good experience as well.”
Gusties harvested to finish fourth in MIAC
Gustavus was voted to finish fourth around theMIAC standings, as voted regarding by MIAC coaches.
Defending regular months champion University of Street. Thomas is the preseason pick of achieving coaches to finish atop the actual standings in The Tommies edged out and about Macalester College, theMIAC Playoff Champions. Augsburg University complete third ahead of the Gusties.
Last season, Gustavus held a 7-9-1 overall record and also third in the MIAC with a file of 6-3-1. The Gusties played well near the end of the season, succeeding six of their seven last regular season games prior to falling 2-1 against Augsburg in a MIAC Playoff Quarterfinal matchup.
“We got some momentum going soon after last season after enjoying a very tough non-conference schedule at first,” Middleton commented. “Success can be scored by win-loss record or simply by comparing yourself to other people. The easiest way to have success is to provide an easy schedule, the hard way is to play the best teams, and that we certainly played the best organizations. We put ourselves at stake and win-loss record doesn’t really issue me that much. We concluded third in the conference recently and I thought that was really good with the team we had, there we were very young.”
50 seasons celebration
TheGustavus men’s football campaign marks a thunderous milestone for the program because it celebrates 50 seasons along at the College. The 50th time of year celebration takes place on Wednesday, Oct. 14 as the Gusties hold MIAC foe Saint John’s at A single p.m. After the coordinate, Head Coach Mike Middleton plus the Gusties invite Gustavus men’s soccer graduates, family, and friends in order to celebrate the program’s history within the Linneaus Arboretum Interpretive Center, which will include a pot-luck type meal. Gustavus has a storied history in the MIAC with a conference-leading 14 titles and six playoff championships to go together with 11 National Collegiate Fitness Association tournament appearances.