Morningside’s men’s soccer team rebounded from its first loss of the season with a 3-1 victory over city rival Briar Cliff on Wednesday night at Elwood Olsen Stadium.
The Mustangs, who dropped a 5-0 verdict against Midland in last Saturday’s GPAC opener, improved to 7-1-1 on the season and leveled their GPAC mark at 1-1.
Shots were scarce in a contest where the two teams combined for only 12 shots, but three of the Mustangs’ seven shots found the net.
Four of Briar Cliff’s five shots were on goal, but Mustang goal keeper Tim Erdmann saved three of them.
The Mustangs opened the scoring 15 minutes into the contest on Sebastian Schoon’s first goal of the season, which was set up by an assist from Hannes Kraft.
The Mustangs increased their lead to 2-0 with four minutes left in the opening half when Reece Maxon drilled a shot past Charger goal keeper Charlie Enright on a penalty kick. The penalty kick was set up by an assist from Mustang scoring leader Tom Karshuening.
Briar Cliff trimmed the Mustangs lead to 2-1 when Gonzalo Ledesma scored at the 62-minute mark, but the Mustangs got the goal back when Jacob Harder tallied his first career goal off an assist from Corsin Bundi with 20 minutes left to play.
Morningside will host Concordia in an 8 p.m. GPAC contest on Saturday as part of the Mustangs Homecoming 2016 festivities.
Morningside’s women’s soccer team shut out city rival Briar Cliff 1-0 in Wednesday’s GPAC contest at Elwood Olsen Stadium.
The Mustangs snapped a two-game losing streak and raised their GPAC record to 2-1. Morningside climbed within one victory of the .500 mark overall at 4-5.
Amy Grause scored the only goal of the game when she beat Charger goal keeper Libby Havenridge with a shot 14 minutes into the contest. It was the 30th career goal for the Mustang senior.
Jackie Martinez dealt an assist to set up the Grause goal.
Havenridge made five saves in a first half where her team was spanked 13-1 in the shot count. She finished with nine saves.
Mustang goal keeper Niccole McGuire came up with four saves, all in the second half, while posting the shutout.
The Mustangs finished with a favorable 23-8 shot differential.
The Mustangs will host Concordia to a 6 p.m. contest on Saturday as part of Morningside’s Homecoming 2016 festivities.