Ole men score three second half goals in win over Hamline
September 26, 2012
NORTHFIELD, Minn.- Four different Oles scored as the St. Olaf men's soccer team defeated Hamline 4-0 on Wednesday afternoon at Rolf Mellby Field.
Three of the goals came in the second half as St. Olaf put the game to bed after halftime. Aaron Stets, Torbjorn Morkeberg, and Ryan Johnsrud scored after the break to add to Kenzie Lund's opener.
Lund got the Oles started in the sixth minute with his second goal of the year. He took a feed from Paul Benz and hit a right-footed shot into the lower left corner of the net. The assist was Benz's first point of the year.
Stets made it 2-0 seven minutes into the second half following a nice combination with Rosenthal. Rosenthal and Stets exchanged passes and Rosenthal's shot fell into the path of Stets who finished into an empty net for his second goal as an Ole.
Rosenthal was the provider for St. Olaf's third goal, which came from Torbjorn Morkeberg. Rosenthal hit 25 yard free-kick off the bottom of the post before Morkeberg put in the rebound for his first goal of the season. Rosenthal now has six assists this year.
Johnsrud capped the scoring in the 74th minute. After receiving the ball from Claudio Barboza, Johnsrud cut in from the right and unleashed a left-footed laser into the top left corner. Johnsrud's goal was his third of the year, which is the second most on the team.
St. Olaf outshot Hamline 19-4 for the game, including 11-2 in shots on goal. Rosenthal led the way with five shots for the Oles, while Abbai Habte had two of Hamline's four shots.
Harry Ullmann made two saves in net for the Oles before making way for Preben Bay for the final 16 minutes. Eric Feil made six saves for the Pipers and was replaced by Derrick Mora for the final half hour. Ullmann earned the win for the Oles (5-3-1, 2-0-1 MIAC). Feil took the loss for the Pipers (2-6-1, 0-3-0 MIAC).
Next up for St. Olaf is a home contest again MIAC foe Saint John's on Saturday. The Oles and Johnnies (3-3-2, 1-1-0 MIAC) will kick off at 1 p.m at Rolf Mellby Field.