Morningside’s men’s soccer team defeated Mount Marty for the second time this season with a 6-0 GPAC triumph on Wednesday at Elwood Olsen Stadium.
The Mustangs blanked the Lancers by a 9-0 score in a non-conference game earlier this season.
Morningside raised its record to 9-3-1 overall and leveled its GPAC record at 3-3 and moved into a four-way tie for third place with nine points in the league standings. Mount Marty’s record dropped to 2-12 overall and 0-5 in the GPAC.
It didn’t take long for the Mustangs to take control of the contest. Tom Karshuening scored the first goal of the game 10 minutes into the contest. The Mustangs scored two more goals in the next five minutes with scores from Reece Maxon and Jacob Harder to open an insurmountable 3-0 advantage.
The Mustangs increased their lead to 4-0 by the intermission when Joao Soares scored his team-high seventh goal of the seasons with 15 minutes left in the half.
Morningside tacked on two more goals in the second half on scores by Filipe Wolff and Pascal Kutschera. The goal by Wolff was his first of the season, while the freshman Kutschera scored the first goal of his Morningside career.
Corsin Bundi and Alex Watkins each assisted on two of the Mustangs’ goals.
Morningside outshot the Lancers by a 20-3 margin, including a 9-0 differential in the first half.
The Mustangs will host Doane in a 3 p.m. GPAC contest on Saturday.
Morningside shut out Mount Marty 8-0 in Wednesday’s GPAC women’s soccer game at Elwood Olsen Stadium for its third shutout victory in the last five games.
The Mustangs, who also blanked Briar Cliff and Dakota Wesleyan in their recent contests, scored twice in the first 1:30 of play to take early control. Morningside led 5-0 at the intermission en route to its third victory in the last five games.
Morningside climbed within one win of the .500 mark at 6-7 overall and climbed to 4-3 in the GPAC, while the Lancers slipped to 0-10 overall and 0-6 in the league.
The Mustangs outshot Mount Marty 30-1, including a 24-0 differential in the first half.
Senior forward Amy Grause, the Mustangs’ leading scorer, tallied three of the Mustangs’ first four goals to raise her season’s total to 10 goals. She has scored 35 goals and 94 points during her collegiate career for the sixth highest totals in Morningside history.
The Mustangs’ other first half goals were scored by Jackie Martinez and Madison Wilde. The goal by Wilde was the first of her Morningside career.
The Mustangs had three more first-time goal scorers in the second half when Bryanna Mongan, Clarice Bialas, and Taylor Buhman all had their first career scores.
Morningside will host Doane in a 1 p.m. game on Saturday.