The Gustavus men’s soccer match with Carleton College was suspended in the 82nd minute due to lightning and then officially stopped after a 30-minute delay due to continued severe weather. The final result will be a 1-1 tie due to the fact that collegiate rules state that a match is considered complete once 70 minutes have been played if the full 90 minutes cannot be completed. The final result is the score of the match at the time of the suspension of play. It is believed to be the first time that a match has not been played to completion in the history of the Gustavus men’s soccer program.
The Knights took a 1-0 lead on a goal by Tim Wills in the 28th minute. Carleton controlled play for most of the first half and led 1-0 at the break. Gustavus played with a greater intensity in the second half and reversed the momentum from the start of play. The Gusties tied the score at 1-1 on a goal by Lucas Thompson in the 63rd minute with an assist from Doug Frey. Gustavus continued to put pressure on Carleton and registered several strong scoring opportunities, but Knight goalkeeper Pete Semmer came up with the key save each time to keep Carleton in the match.
Steve Lundberg played all 81:13 in goal for Gustavus allowing one goal while making one save. Pete Semmer played the entire match for Carleton allowing one goal and making six saves.