The Morningside Men’s Soccer team was looking to protect its unblemished conference record on Sat. Oct. 6 when Coach Maxon’s starters took the field. After an even first half, the Mustangs snapped the tie and arrived at a 2-0 victory by the 90th minute. Morningside is now 8-3-1 with a 6-0 conference record.
“We’ve played some decent teams, but we haven’t played the top teams yet, so we’ve got our hands full with that.”
The Mustangs rattled off seven shots to the Jimmies’ one in a quiet first half. Morningside upped that total to 17 with 10 second half shots. Jamestown tacked on just two more.
The second half saw goals off the feet of Austin Lingle, a sophomore from Sioux City, and Okan Goelge, a freshman from Bergisch Gladbach, Germany. Lingle’s goal came in the confusion in front of the net after a corner kick. Goelge took an assist from Juan Pablo Jochems, a senior midfielder from Ugchelen, Netherlands, faked out the goalie, and sent the ball into the net.
“We came back out in the second half and caught fire. We pushed the game a little bit, moved the ball a little better, and created some chances,” said Maxon. “I’m glad to see that they were able to turn it on in the second half and do a little more.”
The Mustangs are back in action Wed. Oct. 10, with a 7:15 p.m. contest against the Warriors of Midland University in Fremont, Neb.