The Gustavus men’s soccer team remained in contention for the MIAC title with an important 3-0 win over Carleton in Northfield on Saturday. Bobby Kroog led the Gustie attack with two goals. Nate Hitch recorded the shutout in the nets for Gustavus. The Gusties improve to 9-1-1 overall and 3-1-1 in the MIAC, while Carleton falls to 6-4-0 overall and 2-2-1 in the MIAC.
Gustavus claimed an early 1-0 lead in the match when Bobby Kroog took a pass from Jonathan Astry and fired it into the lower right corner of the net.
The Gusties maintained their 1-0 lead until early in the second half when defender Joe Hartwell scored giving Gustavus a 2-0 lead at the 66:21 mark. Astry recorded his second assist on the goal.
Gustavus tallied its third goal of the day when Bobby Kroog picked up a rebound off a shot by Scott Storlie slipped past the Carleton goalkeeper at the 69:34 mark.
The Gusties outshot the Knights 12-6 and held a 5-3 advantage in corner kicks. Goalkeeper Nate Hitch recorded five saves and picked up the shutout for Gustavus.