Men’s Soccer Edges Augsburg 1-0 On Goal By Mark Adams

Posted on October 31st, 2009 by

Gustavus goalkeeper Luke Strom goes high to save an Augsburg corner kick.

Gustavus goalkeeper Luke Strom goes high to save an Augsburg corner kick.

Mark Adams scored his fifth game-winning goal of the season as the Gustavus men’s soccer team posted a 1-0 win over Augsburg on Saturday afternoon.  Adams scored in the 29th minute with an assist from Stefan Kolis.

The Gustavus net was mostly unchallenged today as the Gustie defense allowed only four Augsburg shots in the match.  Gustavus finished the game with 11 shots as six different players had one shot on goal.  Augsburg won the corner kick advantage 8-6, yet were turned away as Gustavus defenders were able to effectively clear the zone all afternoon.  Gustavus Goalkeeper Luke Strom registered his second straight shutout as he made two saves in the match.  Mark Adams finishes the season as top scorer with 10 goals and 4 assists for 24 points.  Bret Vander Streek was the squad’s second leading scorer with 6 goals and 3 assists for 15 points.

Mark Adams, shown here passing to a teammate, scored the gamewinner for the Gusties.

Mark Adams, shown here passing to a teammate, scored the gamewinner for the Gusties.

It was Senior Day at the Gustavus Soccer Field as six seniors were honored for their commitment and dedication to the Gustavus Soccer Program.  A special thanks goes out to seniors Stefan Kolis, Bret Vander Streek, Abdul Suleyman, Fraser Horton, Skylar Schulz, and Chris Adams.

Gustavus saw its season come to an end when St. Olaf defeated Carleton on Sunday afternoon.  The Gusties finished in a three-way tie  for fourth place with St. Thomas and Concordia, however St. Thomas won the tiebreaker for the final playoff spot due to head-to-head record against the tied teams.  St. Thomas was 1-0-1 with a win over Gustavus and a tie with Concordia, while Gustavus was 1-1-0 with a win over Concordia and a loss to St. Thomas and Concordia was 0-1-1 with a loss to Gustavus and tie with Concordia.

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