The Gustavus men’s soccer team saw its five-game winning streak come to an end Saturday afternoon with a 2-1 loss to Carleton in Northfield. Carleton scored two goals in the first half to give the Knights a 2-0 lead they would not surrender. The Gusties cut the lead to one in the second half with goal from Mike Butterworth. Gustavus falls to 8-2 overall and 4-1 in MIAC play. Carleton improves its record to 8-1-1 and 4-0-1 in the MIAC.
Thomas Ashton got Carleton on the board at the 6:46 mark on a pass from Peter Grassman to stop the Gusties’ five-game shutout streak. Ashton’s goal was the first MIAC score allowed by Gustavus this season. Twenty minutes later Brett Adelman put in the second goal of the half unassisted for the Knights.
Mike Butterworth (Katy, Tex.) cut the Carleton lead in half with an unassisted goal in the 66th minute. Coach Zelenz’s team outshot the Knights 9-0 in the second half, but were unable to complete the comeback. Luke Strom (Plymouth, Minn.) suffered the loss in the nets allowing two goals bringing his record to 3-2. Carleton’s Pete Semmer made three saves and allowed one goal.
Gustavus will get back into non-conference play Sunday taking on Buena Vista at 2:00 pm in St. Peter.