Gustavus senior forward Bret Vander Streek scored in the 103rd minute to give the Gusties
an important 2-1 win over Macalester at the Gustavus Soccer Field on Wednesday afternoon. Mark Adams took a pass from Ben Ceder and pushed the ball quickly up the left side of the field where he drove a ball through the middle of the Macalester box near the six-yard line. The ball skipped through the box and on to the foot of Vander Streek who was waiting on the far post and he one timed the pass into the upper right corner of the net for the game-winner.
The Gusties took a 1-0 lead early in the contest when Mark Adams took a pass from midfielder Fraser Horton and dribbled up the left side of the field beating one defender before bending a left-footed shot into the upper left corner of the goal.
Macalester tied the score at 1-1 when Taylor Rasmussen took advantage of a Gustavus miscue in its own end and dribbled straight in on Gustavus goalie Ben Kolis, beating him with a blast into the upper right corner. The unassisted goal was scored at the 63:44 mark.
The Scots put some pressure on the Gusties in the first overtime, but could not take advantage of a couple of opportunities and Gustavus was able to clear the ball without Macalester ever getting a shot on goal.
The Gusties held a slim advantage in shots at 9-4, but most of that was due to a 6-1 advantage in the first half.
Ben Kolis registered his first collegiate win in the nets for Gustavus as he played all 103 minutes in goal making four saves. Mark Mullaney suffered the loss in the nets for Macalester as he also recorded four saves.
Gustavus will play an important MIAC match at St. Thomas on Saturday and then return home to face non-conference opponent Luther on Sunday.