Rosenthal's two goals help Oles earn 2-1 come-from-behind victory at Macalester
October 15, 2011
ST. PAUL, Minn.- David Rosenthal scored twice, including the game-winning penalty kick with under 8 minutes left, as the St. Olaf men's soccer team earned a big 2-1 MIAC win over Macalester Saturday night.
With the score tied at 1-1, Macalester defender Andrew Lund was given a red card for stopping a goal-bound shot from Rosenthal following a save by goalie Matt Weyer on a Nick Lund shot. Rosenthal stepped up to take the penalty kick and slotted it to his left and under Weyer for the game-winning goal. The sophomore forward's 11th goal of the year and second of the game came with 7:24 to play.
Macalester took a 1-0 lead at the 37:50 mark of the first half. Reid Usedom played a ball over the top of the Ole defense and Anthony Calderon tapped it in for his fourth goal of the season. The Scots took the narrow lead into halftime of a very competitive first half.
The second half was also very physical, as a total of 24 fouls were called for the game. In the second period, the Oles started to control the contest, as they held a 6-3 advantage in shots after the break and outshot Macalester 12-10 for the game.
St. Olaf leveled the score at 1-1 15 minutes into the second half. Nick Lund played a through ball over the top of the Scots defense and Rosenthal ran onto it down the left wing before finishing past Weyer.
The Oles held Taylor Rasmussen, the MIAC's top scorer coming into the game with 11 goals, scoreless. Rasmussen and Ryan Marshall led the Scots with 3 shots. Macalester managed to get just two shots on target, meaning St. Olaf goalie Harry Ullmann only had one save to make.
Rosenthal and Lund provided the bulk of the offense for the Oles as the pair had seven shots between them. Weyer made three saves for the Scots but took the loss.
The win moves St. Olaf above Macalester into third place in the MIAC. The Oles (12-2-1, 5-1-1 MIAC) have 16 points, which puts them three points behind conference-leading Carleton. The Scots (8-6, 5-3 MIAC) are fourth on 15 points.
The Oles return to action on Tuesday when they travel to Concordia College-Moorhead for a 1:30 kickoff against the Cobbers. Concordia is 5-7-1, 1-5-1 in conference play.