The Gustavus men’s soccer performed well according to Head Coach Mike Middleton, but the team continues to struggle to score goals and the result was a disappointing 2-1 loss to Concordia in Moorhead on Saturday. Concordia’s Riley McGlynn scored a header with just over three minutes remaining in regulation play to allow the Cobbers to escape with the 2-1 victory. Chris Adams scored the lone goal for Gustavus in the 54th minute.
“We played very well again, we just need to do a better job of finishing our opportunities around the net” said Coach Middleton. “The players are disappointed, this is a tough loss.”
Concordia took a 1-0 lead in the 29th minute on Chris McGlynn’s first of two goals on the day. The Cobbers led 1-0 at the break. Chris Adam’s tied the score at 1-1 early in the second half when he took a cross from Justin Egleseder and one-timed it past Concordia goaltender Peter Runquist at the 53:16 mark.
The score remained tied until late in the match when Philip Bruckbauer sent a cross into the box that McGlynn headed past Gustavus goalkeeper Steve Lundberg for the game-winner at the 86:10 mark.
The Gusties, who fall to 2-3-1 overall and 0-1-1 in the MIAC, will face Bethany Lutheran College in a non-conference contest on Tuesday at 7 pm in Mankato.