Men's soccer narrowly defeated by MIAC-leader Gustavus
October 5, 2013
ST. PETER, Minn. - The St. Olaf men's soccer team was handed its first conference loss of the season on Saturday afternoon when it was narrowly defeated by Gustavus Adolphus 2-1.
Playing without senior forward David Rosenthal, the Oles managed 12 shots on the day but could only make one count, a Stephen Johnson penalty kick in the 60th minute.
"We had to learn to adjust playing down a goal," said sophomore forward Aaron Stets. "Gustavus was a very technically gifted team, but we were able to adapt our play to utilize our strengths and got some good looks at goals [in the second half], especially off of crosses."
Ben Braman had six saves for the Oles who were playing their first of five straight road games.
"Getting David [Rosenthal] back later in the season will be a big confidence booster for the team," said Stets. "Though others are stepping up in his absence, we are missing his leadership on the field and his ability to create scoring chances."
St. Olaf will return to the field Wednesday afternoon for another conference game against Hamline. The game will begin at 4 p.m. in St. Paul.