SUPERIOR, Wis. C The Gustavus men’s soccer team commenced itscampaign on the right foot, beating the University of Wisconsin-Superior 1-0 Comes to an end afternoon. The Gusties move the record to 1-0-0 overall because goalkeeper Matt Bateman (Jr., Savage, Minn.) turned away a pair of shots on goal for your shutout and Arthur Parens (Jr., Wayzata, Minn.) tallied any lone goal of the game to help solidify the season-opening win about the Yellowjackets.
“A good, battling performance these days against a stubborn, well-organized group,” said Head Instructor Mike Middleton. “This was a good, ambitious and controlling game that would prove a good spring-board into the year.”
Gustavus owned a 7-4 advantage throughout shots at the half just before holding UW-Superior to just one hit in the second half. Parens picked up the actual Gusties first goal of the season with the 76th minute, collecting a board after a Matt Gibbons (Fy., Minneapolis, Minn.) shot for goal.
“We created several great chances before the goal,” commented Middleton. “I was pleased with the creativity. Alex Wilson (Sr., Ashland, Wis.) had a couple of one-on-one’s, however goalkeeper looked a very reached player. Matt Gibbons, who viewed a real threat also has a very tight one-v-one situation that he or she almost took very well C however it slipped inches past the post.”
“The goal came from a good piece of play from Gibbons; he controlled the ball along with great aplomb before curling a go in from the left facet of the penalty box trying to overcom the ‘keeper at the back post. A Goalkeeper made the save, but a very alert Arthur Parens was onto the ball in a flash to put the round into the net. Arthur really showed some great sport sense, by getting into the placement in case of a rebound C this individual could have so easily basically watched and not moved. Thus, great kudos for him or her for being switched on,” Middleton reported.
Bateman faced just five Yellowjacket golf shots, two being on goal as they recorded his first shutout of the year and the sixth of his particular career. Wilson was a leader about the attack with seven photographs, three being on goal. Any Gusties also held an 8-0 bonus in corner kicks over UW-Superior.
“The defense and the goalkeeping were superb throughout, limiting their squads chance to very few real possibilities, and the one time they split through was very late in the game, and a very shrewd piece of covering from John Anderson (Sr., Maplewood, Minn.) snuffed out the attempt before it really experienced a chance to develop. The back five of Davis Petros (Jr., Apple Vly, Minn.), Jack Conroy (Jr., Maple Grove, Minn.), Dan Barnes (Jr., Lund, Sweden) and Cody Billings (Fy., Farmington, Minn.) along with central midfield participant Jarod Petrovic (So., Plainfield, Ill.) and goaltender Bateman put in stellar performances, as well as looked very composed. I’m really pleased with them, as well as a clean-sheet for the defense makes their very own hard-work all worthwhile,” reported Middleton.
Next up, Gustavus makes the short journey over to Duluth, Minn. to face the College connected with St. Scholastica at 2:33 p.m. on Saturday.
“Its nice to start the season which has a win. And, a win out and about at someone’s field. Now its onwards and up against St. Scholastica on Tuesday,” Middleton concluded.