Men’s Soccer Defeats Saint John’s 3-0 For Fourth Consecutive Victory

Posted on September 20th, 2008 by

Bret Vander Streek scored early in the contest.

Bret Vander Streek scored early in the contest.


Mark Adams scored his first collegiate goal.

Mark Adams scored his first collegiate goal.


Stefan Kolis keeps the ball away from the defender.

Stefan Kolis keeps the ball away from the defender.

The Gustavus men’s soccer moved to 2-0-0 in MIAC with an important 3-0 win over Saint John’s at the Gustavus Soccer Field on Saturday afternoon. The Gusties led 1-0 at the half on a goal by Bret VanderStreek and then added two more goals in the second half, one each from Mark Adams and Ben Ikeda. Gustavus, which has won four straight, is now 5-1-0 overall.

The Gusties took a 1-0 lead in the eighth minute when Fraser Horton sent a long cross from the left side of the field that Brett VanderStreek knocked down and then slipped a shot over the outstretched arms of Johnnie goalkeeper Luke Nelson and into the net. Gustavus led 1-0 at the half.

The Gusties extended their lead to 2-0 early in the second half when Mark Adams one touched a sharp pass from Skylar Schulz into a wide open net in the 49th minute. Schulz had taken a corner kick, which was deflected by a Johnnie defender. He then picked up the deflection and took the ball hard up the end line toward the goal where he sent a sharp pass through the goal mouth to a waiting Adams who re-directed the pass into an open net.

Gustavus closed out the scoring in the 81st minute when Ben Ikeda picked up a ball that slipped out of the hands of Johnnie goalkeeper Luke Nelson three yards in front of the net and casually poked it into the net.

The Gusties held a 16-3 advantage in shots and an 8-1 advantage in corner kicks.

Luke Strom made two saves and picked up the shutout in the nets for Gustavus.

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