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Men’s Soccer Secures MIAC Playoff Berth With 2-0 Shutout Over Concordia

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Daniel Barnes dribbles the ball through Concordia defenders.

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ST. Bob, Minn. C The Gustavus men’s soccer team attached a spot in the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Playoffs Tuesday which has a 2-0 victory over Concordia College. The particular Gusties improved to 6-8-1 overall plus 5-3-1 in the MIAC, reaching 16 points in the league standings to have a playoff berth C their 11th physical appearance in the 14-year history of the MIAC 2010 playoffs.

“Good professional performance today on the lads,” Head Teacher Mike Middleton said.?”We dominated the sport for stretches and put these under a lot of pressure for all of the game.”

Patrick Roth (Sr., Stillwater, Minn.) got this Gusties on the board early, credit scoring his fourth goal of the entire year off a corner kick Several:35 into the game. 15 minutes later, Matt Murakami (Jr., Eden Prairie, Minn.) gave the Black and Platinum a 2-0 advantage with his sixth goal of the season, assisted by simply Matt Ouren (So., North Mankato, Minn.). Gustavus had three more shots inside first half, but was initially unable to increase its lead.

John Anderson clears the ball.

“We changed the ball very well during the first half in particular, creating some nice chances by some pretty intricate participate in; I was very pleased with that,” Middleton said. “We need to keep up the common and show the type of temperament, panache and style we proved in the action moments at this time and in future games in addition.”

The Gusties outshot the Cobbers 8-4 in the first one half and 8-7 in the second for any 16-11 total advantage. Murakami took a problem kick 1:36 on the second half but the Concordia goalkeeper developed a pair of impressive saves.

“It would have been nice to convert the fees early in the second half,Half inch Middleton said. “That would have killed off virtually any thoughts of them getting back into the game, but it was not being.

“We played a pretty young workforce for most of the second half.?For their infinite credit they made out some nice probability for themselves, and kept the item tight at the back also.?It can be nice to keep a clean linen; the ‘keeper Matt Bateman (So., Savage, Minn.) are going to be chuffed with that!”

Bateman improved for you to 5-3-0 after making four preserves, recording his fourth shutout this current year.

“It looks like we are in the 2009-2010 nfl season, which is really nice given a sport to go,” Middleton said.?”Credit on the lads who have now received five of the last 6. Let’s see what we can achieve from this level!”

Gustavus wraps up the regular season Wednesday at Hamline (9-5-2, 3-4-2 MIAC), which will determine it has the seeding for the MIAC Playoffs.

 

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