Men's Soccer 1998 Archive

Overall: 10-7-1
MIAC: 5-4-1 (T-5th place)

Roster | Results | Stats

It was a season of nailbiters for Coach Larry Zelenz and his squad as 10 of the teams 18 games were decided by one goal. Unfortunately, six of those ten one goal decisions were losses and the Gusties finished with an overall mark of 10-7-1.

In MIAC play, the team finished in a tie for fifth with a record of 5-4-1. The Gusties played the top teams in the league very tough as they defeated co-champion St. Olaf 2-1 and lost to co-champion Macalester 1-0.

Sophomore forward Jacob Valento led the team in scoring with eight goals and two assists for 18 points. Senior goalkeeper John Dierkhising and senior defender Ryan Chies were named first team all-conference.

Roster

NO. NAME YEAR POSITION Ht. Wt. HOMETOWN
GK John Dierkhising SR Goalkeeper 6-2 195 Blaine
GK Rob Pottle JR Goalkeeper 6-3 180 St. Paul/St. Paul Academy
GK Ross Smith FY Goalkeeper 6-2 170 Mound/Wayzata
2 Par Larsson FY Midfield 5-9 155 Gotenborg, Sweden
3 Michael Fischbach SO Midfield 5-8 145 Excelsior/Minnetonka
4 Jacob Zdon SO Midfield 5-8 140 St. Paul/Cretin Derham Hall
5 Jeff Showalter SR Back 6-3 185 Minneapolis/Trinity at River Ridge
6 Scott Crowell SO Midfield 5-9 155 Burnsville
7 Tyler Wenkus FY Midfield 5-7 155 Minnetonka
8 Anthony Marchetti SO Back 5-10 165 Blaine
9 Ryan Chies SR Back 6-0 165 East Bethel/St. Francis
10 Tyler Purdy JR Forward 5-10 165 Orono
11 Greg Holker JR Midfield 5-10 165 Burnsville
12 Lance Eriksen FY Back 5-11 150 Apple Valley
14 David Cameron SR Forward 5-10 165 Minneapolis/South
15 Scott Schneweis SR Midfield 6-0 195 Grand Forks, ND/Red River
16 Jacob Herbst FY Forward 5-8 160 Isanti/St. Francis
17 Mike Orr SO Back 5-10 150 Sioux Falls, SD/Lincoln
18 Andrew Thul SO Back 6-3 205 Savage/Burnsville
19 Jacob Valento SO Midfield 6-1 182 Blaine
20 Ben Hallberg SR Midfield/Forward 5-11 160 Bloomington/Holy Angels
21 Bryon Smith SR Forward 6-2 160 Mound/Mound-Westonka
22 Ryan Meulemans SO Back 5-11 170 Oshkosh, Wisc./West
24 Evan Molde SO Forward 5-9 150 Portage, Mich./Northern
25 Brian Gamlen FY Forward 5-9 155 Inver Grove Hts./Simle

Scores and Schedule

Date Opponent Time
9/1 MARTIN LUTHER COLLEGE W 3-1
9/5 Nebraska Wesleyan L 3-4
9/7 Simpson (IA) W 3-1
9/11 SOUTHWESTERN W 1-0
9/16 ST. OLAF W 2-1
9/19 Concordia L 0-1
9/22 LUTHER L 0-1
9/26 NORTHLAND W 3-0
10/3 Carleton W 2-1
10/4 Viterbo L 1-2
10/7 ST. THOMAS L 2-3 (2OT)
10/10 Hamline W 2-1 (OT)
10/11 ROCKFORD W 3-1
10/14 ST. JOHN'S L 0-2
10/17 ST. MARY'S T 1-1 (2OT)
10/23 Macalester L 0-1
10/31 Bethel W 2-0
11/7 AUGSBURG W 6-0