Men’s Soccer Defeats Central 2-0, Extends Win Streak to Six

Posted on October 14th, 2006 by

Tim Gendron pushes the ball up the field.

Tim Gendron pushes the ball up the field.


Matt Broin gets set to shoot.  The senior forward scored twice for the Gusties.

Matt Broin gets set to shoot. The senior forward scored twice for the Gusties.


Jeffrey Johnson goes up high for a header.

Jeffrey Johnson goes up high for a header.


Dane Obermeyer splits two Central defenders.

Dane Obermeyer splits two Central defenders.

The Gustavus men’s soccer team used two first half goals by senior forward Matt Broin to defeat Central College 2-0 in St. Peter on Saturday afternoon. Tyler Garry recorded the shutout in the nets for Gustavus. The Gusties won their sixth consecutive match and improved their overall record to 11-1-1, while Central falls to 8-5-2.

The Gusties got off to a fast start in the non-conference match against the Dutch when Matt Broin drove a left-footed ball past Central goalkeeper Adam Chrestman into the lower left hand corner of the net at the 18:04 mark. Junior forward Mike Butterworth was credited with the assist.

Gustavus extended its lead to 2-0 when Broin headed a high arching ball over the outstretched arms of Chrestman and just under the crossbar at the 22:26 mark. Broin’s header came off a long-throw in from Dan Suchy who was credited with the assist.

Neither team could find the net in the second half giving the Gusties the 2-0 victory. Tyler Garry recorded seven saves for Gustavus and posted his eighth shutout of the season. Adam Chrestman made six saves in a losing effort for the Dutch.

Gustavus is now 3-0-0 against Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (IIAC) teams this season. The Gusties have compiled a mark of 32-8-4 against IIAC teams all-time.

Coach Larry Zelenz’s squad will face Hamline in an important MIAC matchup on Wednesday at 3:30 pm in St. Paul. Gustavus is currently in first place in the MIAC with a mark of 6-1-0, while Hamline is in second place with a record of (5-0-1). Hamline’s record does not include Saturday’s important match against third place St. John’s.

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