The Gustavus men’s soccer team suffered a disappointing 1-0 loss to St. Olaf in double overtime on Wednesday afternoon. The Gusties, who entered the match ranked 12th in the nation, fall to 5-1-0 on the season and 0-1-0 in the MIAC, while St. Olaf improves to 1-3-2 overall and 1-0-0 in the MIAC. The match ended on a controversial play when a St. Olaf player collided with Gustavus goalkeeper Andy Moulton knocking the ball free. St. Olaf forward Ryan Franz immediately stepped up and knocked the ball into the open net for the gamewinner with 3:26 left (106:34) in the second overtime.
The match was played in challenging weather conditions as winds were gusting up to 30 mph for most of the contest. Gustavus had an opportunity to win the match with :38 seconds left in regulation when Gustie forward Caleb Bosu was pulled down in the penalty box and Gustavus was awarded a penalty kick. Gustie midfielder Bobby Kroog’s penalty shot was directed just wide on a terrific play by St. Olaf goalkeeper Kyle Trimble and the match was sent to overtime.
Gustavus dominated the match statistically outshooting the Oles 15-4 and attempting 11 corner kicks to St. Olaf’s one, however the Oles successfully turned away the three legitimate Gustie scoring attempts in the contest. The match was also marred by 30 fouls (15 on Gustavus and 15 on St. Olaf) and five yellow cards (3 on St. Olaf and 2 on Gustavus).
Kyle Trimble was the winning goalkeeper for St. Olaf with six saves, while Andy Moulton was the losing goalkeeper for Gustavus with two saves.