Men’s Soccer Heads To Winona In Search Of Five-Straight

Posted on October 11th, 2017 by

ST. PETER, Minn. – The Gustavus men’s soccer team continues Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference play Wednesday evening, heading to Winona, Minn. to take on Saint Mary’s University.

The Gusties (9-4-0 overall, 4-2-0 MIAC) face the Cardinals (7-6-0, 1-4-0 MIAC) at 7 p.m. in search of their fifth consecutive victory.


Last time out

Gustavus most recently earned its second consecutive 4-0 shutout last Saturday, defeating Bethel University at Gustie Soccer Field. The scoresheet saw four different scorers, with Gustie goals from David Almaer (Jr., Plymouth, Minn.)Luke Laurich (So., Batavia, Ill.)Matt Gibbons (Fy., Minneapolis, Minn.), and Cody Billins (So., Farmington, Minn.).

Gustavus Notables

  • The Gusties have outscored their opponents 12-2 during the current four-game winning streak.
  • Arthur Parens (Jr., Wayzata, Minn.) ranks as the second-leading scorer in the MIAC, with nine goals and two assists for 20 points on the season.
  • Goalkeeper Matt Bateman (Jr., Savage, Minn.) leads the conference with 47 saves. Bateman has started all 13 games in net and owns a 1.19 goals against average along with a .758 save percentage.
  • Matt Gibbons is the leading scorer in the MIAC among newcomers, having registered 11 points with three goals and five assists.

Saint Mary’s match up information:

  • Wednesday’s matchup marks the 53rd all-time meeting between the Gusties and the Cardinals, with Gustavus holding a 38-3-11 advantage. Last season, the Gusties prevailed with a 1-0 double overtime victory at Gustie Soccer Field.
  • The Cardinals most recently wrapped up their final non-conference match of 2017 with a 3-2 victory against the University of Wisconsin-Superior.
  • Sean Butcher and Charles Reit lead the Saint Mary’s attack, each ranking among the top-five goal scorers in the conference with six goals each.
  • Goalkeepers Nate Levy and Alberto Centeno have shared the bulk of the time in goal, with Levy earning seven starts compared to six from Centeno. Levy leads the duo with 24 saves and a 1.57 goals against average.
  • 2017 Stats | Schedule

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