St. Thomas top men's soccer 1-0
October 6, 2012
ST. PAUL, Minn.- A first-half goal from Johnny Mulvahill was enough for St. Thomas to defeat the St. Olaf men's soccer team 1-0 on Saturday afternoon.
Following a short corner kick, Mulvahill knocked the ball over Harry Ullmann and into the net for his first goal of the season. The 14th minute goal was assisted by Macalister Enderson. Mulvahill's goal came after Kenzie Lund had a goal ruled out as the ball did not completely cross the line. Lund also had another goal called back as he was offside.
In the second half, the Oles pressed for an equalizer but did not manage to get anything past Tommie keeper Mitchell Wolff. Wolff made two saves in the game to earn the shutout win.
St. Olaf's best chance came in the last fifteen minutes of the game when David Rosenthal got on the end of a cross but was could not get enough power on his shot to get it by Wolff. Ryan Johnsrud also had a well-hit shot saved by Wolff in the second half.
For the game, the Oles outshot the Tommies 15-11, including a 10-6 advantage after halftime. St. Olaf only got two of their 15 shots on target, however. St. Olaf also racked up 12 corner kicks to six for St. Thomas.
Johnsrud led the Oles with four shots, while Nick and Kenzie Lund each had three. Enderson tallied four shots for St. Thomas and reigning MIAC Player of the Week Nick Rapisarda had three. Harry Ullmann made two saves for St. Olaf in the loss.
The loss means that St. Olaf has fallen farther off the pace in their quest to repeat as MIAC regular season champions after sharing the title with Carleton last year. The Tommies lead the conference race at 5-0 (8-2-2 overall) , while the Oles sit in fifth at 2-2-1 (6-5-1 overall). St. Olaf looks to get back to winning ways on Wednesday with a trip to Augsburg (8-3-2, 3-1-1 MIAC).