The Gustavus men’s soccer team blanked Luther 6-0 in St. Peter in a non-conference game on Sunday. With the victory, the Gusties improved to 10-1-1 on the year. The Norse fell to 5-5-1.
Gustavus, currently ranked fourth in the West Region, scored three goals in both halves. Scott Storlie got the game-winner just over six and a half minutes into the contest on an assist from Taylor Stein. Neil Nelson chipped in two second-half goals while Jonathan Astry, Ryan Kaufman, and Bobby Kroog each netted one score apiece.
Andy Moulton, while making four saves, picked up his sixth shutout of the season. His most impressive stop came just over 17 minutes into the game when he made a diving one-handed save moving to his right to poke away a shot from Luther’s Eric Henderson. Moulton also received outstanding help from his defenders. Joe Hartwell made a goal-saving block just in front of a vacated net four minutes before halftime to help preserve the shutout.
Head Coach Larry Zelenz’s squad dominated the entire game, out-shooting Luther 19-8. The Norse were whistled for 16 fouls while the Gusties were called for just six. Kroog was issued a yellow card, his fifth of the season. He will now have to miss the squad’s next game, which is Saturday, October 11 at home against Augsburg.
The 6-0 defeat for Luther is the worst loss in the history of the program. Gustavus now leads the all-time series with Luther 5-3-1.