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Offensive outburst leads Ole men's soccer past Bethany Lutheran

Michael Abdella
October 4, 2011

NORTHFIELD, Minn.- The St. Olaf men's soccer team scored five first half goals on their way to a 7-0 win over Bethany Lutheran on Tuesday afternoon at Rolf Mellby Field.

St. Olaf outshot Bethany Lutheran 13-1 and scored early and often against the Vikings. Six different Oles scored in the game.

St. Olaf got the scoring started just just a minute and a half into the contest. Blake Dressen scored his fifth goal of the year on an assist by David Rosenthal.

Before the game was ten minutes old, Dressen doubled his tally. The senior forward's second goal was assisted by defender Stephen Johnson.

Despite the early goals, the Oles kept the pressure on the Vikings and goals by Adam Hadro, Rosenthal,and Ryan Johnsrud gave St. Olaf a 5-0 lead at halftime. Kenzie Lund, Nick Lund, and Phumelela Sukati had assists on the goals.

Bethany Lutheran prevented St. Olaf from scoring in the second half until the 73rd minute when Torbjorn Morkeberg scored unassisted. The goal was Morkeberg's first of the season.

James Miller capped the scoring with five minutes to go, as he converted a penalty kick. The goal was Miller's first of the fall.

In net for the Oles, Harry Ullmann only needed to make one save. Vikings goalie Noah Heidorn stopped four St. Olaf shots.

With the win, the Oles record now stands at 9-2-1, 2-1-1 MIAC. The Vikings fall to 3-7, 1-4 UMAC. St. Olaf returns to conference play on Saturday afternoon when they host the University of St. Thomas. Kickoff is scheduled for 1 p.m.

Contact media relations specialist Mike Ludwig at (507) 786-3834 or ludwigm@stolaf.edu.