Men's soccer gets much-needed 1-0 win at Augsburg
October 10, 2012
MINNEAPOLIS, Minn.- Nick Lund scored the only goal of the game midway through the second half as the St. Olaf men's soccer team got an important 1-0 win over Augsburg on Wednesday night.
Lund's goal came at the 72:31 mark of the game. Torbjorn Morkeberg's shot hit the post and the ball came to Lund who put in the rebound from the left side of the box. The goal was the fifth of the season for Lund, tying him with David Rosenthal for most on the team.
St. Olaf outshot Augsburg 19-15 for the game and had a seven to six edge in shots on goal. Rosenthal led the Oles with five shots overall, while Morkeberg and Kenzie Lund each had three. Lekpea Kordah and Sherif Soud each had three shots for the Auggies.
St. Olaf goalie Harry Ullmann made six saves in the game to earn the shutout. Ullmann made a save on Kordah in the final minute to preserve the win. Clayton Lynch picked up the loss despite making six saves in net for Augsburg. Lynch made saves on shots by Paul Benz, Rosenthal, and Kenzie Lund in the final ten minutes to keep Augsburg within one.
The win has major playoff implications for both teams. St. Olaf (7-5-1 overall) and Augsburg (8-4-2 overall) are each now 3-2-1 in the MIAC, putting them in a tie for the fourth and final playoff spot. With the win, St. Olaf holds the head-to-head advantage over Augsburg but, if Saint John's wins their game in hand, the Johnnies will be in the fourth spot.
Next up for the Oles is back-to-back games at home this weekend. First, the Oles face MIAC foe Macalester (3-9-1, 2-4-0 MIAC) at 1 p.m. on Saturday before entertaining UW-Superior on Sunday at 2 p.m.