The Gustavus men’s soccer team took a 1-0 lead on a goal by Mark Adams just three minutes into the match and never looked back on its way to an impressive 6-0 win over Bethany Lutheran College on the Gustavus Soccer Field on Tuesday afternoon. Senior midfielder Fraser Horton tallied two goals, while junior goalkeeper Luke Strom made one save and registered the shutout. The Gusties outshot the Vikings 17-2 in the contest and held a 9-0 advantage in corner kicks.
Coach Larry Zelenz’s squad scored four times on 14 shots in the first half. Adams opened the scoring at the 3:36 mark with assists from Max Malmquist and Bret Vander Streek. Sisay Ashenafi made the score 2-0 when he found the net from 15 yards out in the middle of the field at the 19:15 mark. Doug Frey was credited with an assist. Fraser Horton increased the lead to 3-0 when he slipped the ball into the lower right corner from 10 yards out at the 41:28 mark and then Skylar Schulz closed out the scoring in the half with an unassisted goal at the 43:22 mark.
The Gusties added two more goals in the second half including an impressive 20-yard blast by Fraser Horton in the 59th minute to make the score 5-0 and then Dan Jarrett walked the ball into an open net after a pretty feed from Doug Frey in the 65th minute to close out the scoring.
Gustavus will play two important regional contests this weekend as it hosts Whitworth University on Saturday, Sept. 5 at 1:30 pm and then Pacific Lutheran University on Monday, Sept. 7 at 12:30 pm.