Second Half Setback Sinks Men’ersus Soccer Versus Wartburg


Daniel Barnes assesses the play. (Photography courtesy of Matt Berkner, Gustavus Sports Data)


ST. PETER, Minn. – Your Gustavus men’s soccer team allowed four Wartburg College goals in the loved one, erasing a 1-0 Gustie lead to undergo their second loss of the season Sunday afternoon at Gustie little league field.

With the 4-1 victory, the actual Knights stay unbeaten and grow their record to 3-0-1, while the Gustavus track record falls to 3-2-0 overall.

Prior to Gustavus taking a 1-0 lead in a great paced first period when the shots read 5-4 in favor of Wartburg along with corner kicks 3-2 in favor of Gustavus, a Knights took a step forward in the second period. Just after tying the game on a headlines off a corner kick with the 61st minute, Wartburg scored three continuous goals, all within a few moments of each other.

“A game of a couple of halves today,” said Venture Coach Mike Middleton. “We were fantastic in the first half, but completely ran out of propane second half. We had a tough video game yesterday, and they played for Friday having the extra snooze day.?We were in entire control of the game, and actively playing very well but we strike the wall. A couple of traumas to our back four additionally didn’t help, and with those players out at least weekly.”

Arthur Parens (Jr., Wayzata, Minn.) continued to show to be the offensive threat to the Black and Gold, scoring the lone Gustie goal of the video game. At the 14th minute make, Parens made a great individual effort and hard work to elude several Wartburg defenders as well as home his team-leading fourth objective of the season.?

“There is lots of future shown by the lads. A great weekend in terms of learning from the team, but not the results we all wanted. We could do with a new weeks rest! ?Two good results on the road last weekend, and corrected this weekend. We were not at good yesterday, but were marvelous for the first half listed here, so we know we can apply it.?We’ll take a look at where we’re at, and now look forward to your conference play,” Middleton commented.

Gustavus brains into Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Office meeting action on Wednesday as they quite simply travel to Northfield, Minn. to take on Carleton College.


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