The No. 17 Gustavus men’s soccer team picked up its third straight road win with a 5-0 victory over Saint Mary’s on Tuesday night in Winona, Minn. Senior defender Justin Eglseder lit up the scoreboard with his first career hat-trick. Gustavus improves to 9-1-0 overall and 3-1 in the MIAC, while Saint Mary’s drops to 1-6-1 overall and 0-4 in the MIAC.
Egleseder’s first goal turned out to be the game-winner at the 8:03 mark when he knocked in a Zach Brown assist. Brown’s goal streak came to an end tonight, but he extends his point-streak to five matches with the dime. Gustavus has scored first in every match but its 2-1 loss to St. Olaf this season.
Doug Frey gave the Gusties a 2-0 lead with an unassisted goal in the 26th minute.
Gustavus outshot the Cardinals 8-1 in the first half and 13-2 in the second. Two of Saint Mary’s three shots made it to goalkeeper Brett Ylonen, while Saint Mary’s keeper Chris Williams allowed four goals and made seven saves in the loss. Brett Ylonen improved to 7-1-0 with the shutout victory.
Sean Sendelbach put in a Grant Steine assist at 69:57 to give Gustavus a three-goal lead. The goal was Sendelbach’s first of the season.
Egleseder’s two hat-trick-completing goals capped the game in the 73rd and 87th minute. David Lilly assisted on Egleseder’s second goal, while his third came on a penalty kick. The Gusties are now averaging 3.75 goals per game within league play.
Mike Middleton’s squad will look to pick up its fourth consecutive road win on Saturday, Oct. 1 when the Gusties travel to Northfield, Minn. to take on Carleton at 1:00 p.m.