Sept. 14, 2005, Northfield, Minn. – The Carleton College men’s soccer stuck with defending MIAC champion Gustavus Adolphus College for much of the match, but a Jon Astry goal gave the Gusties a 1-0 win in the MIAC opener for both teams.
The two teams played a fairly even first half, with Carleton (3-2-0, 0-1-0 MIAC) creating the best chance of the half. A defensive miscue from Gustavus in the 34th minute allowed David Watson (Sr./Woodbury, Minn.) to go in alone on the Gustavus goal, but Gustie keeper Trevor Brown was quick off his line to smother Watson’s attempt to touch it past him.
Gustavus (3-1-1, 1-0-0 MIAC) dominated the second half, outshooting Carleton 10-4. Their goal came in the 66th minute, as a long shot from Jon Astry (Sr., Eden Prairie, Minn.) found its way underneath a diving Ross Mattson (Jr./St. Paul, Minn./Minnehaha Academy). Mattson played the entire game, making seven saves. It marked the first team this season that Carleton head coach Bob Carlson did not play both Mattson and Brian Aleinikoff (Sr./Denver/University of Denver) in the Carleton net.
The Gusties will return home Saturday, September 17 to host the Cobbers of Concordia College.
Release courtesy of Carleton College Sports Information