Gustavus used two second-half goals to help run its unbeaten streak to 11 in Tuesday’s 3-0 men’s soccer victory over host St. Thomas.
The Gusties (14-1-2 overall, 6-1-2 MIAC), are 9-0-2 since a September overtime loss to St. Olaf. The 18th-ranked Gusties clinched one of four MIAC playoff berths and kept alive hopes for a semifinal home game.
Junior Andrew Moulten was in goal for his seventh shutout of the season. The Gusties have outscored foes 38-4 and have allowed just two goals in nine MIAC games.
The Tommies (11-6, 6-3), who had an eight-game winning streak halted, need to beat Bethel at home Saturday and get help to make the playoffs. They need a win and St. John’s or St. Olaf to tie or lose their final game on Saturday. The Johnnies host Concordia and the Oles host rival Carleton.
Junior Taylor Stein scored a breakaway goal in the 23rd minute as he found the left front corner past a diving goalie for a 1-0 lead. The Gusties broke it open early in the second half on goals by sophomores Bobby Kroog and Jonathan Astry. It was Kroog’s 14th goal of the season.
Saturday, St. Thomas hosts Bethel (2:30 p.m.) and Gustavus hosts MIAC leader Macalester. (Story courtesy of Gene McGivern, St. Thomas Sports Information)