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Soccer: Cougar men snap losing streak

The Minnesota Morris men's soccer team bounced back nicely after three tight winless contests to down Bethany Lutheran, 3-0, Wednesday, Sept. 27 in UMAC action in Mankato.

The Cougars put pressure on the Vikings early multiple scoring chances. After getting close in the first minutes, Denis Ostroushko capitalized down the right side off a feed from Corbin McCall for a 1-0 UMM lead in the 13th minute.

It stayed 1-0 until early in the second half when the Cougars added two goals within a minute's span. Zachary Jacobson scored off a feed from Luqman Barre in the 51st minute, then Barre assisted on another goal Bona Usha in the 52nd minute to give UMM a 3-0 edge.

The Cougars outshot the Vikings 27-9 and held a 19-6 advantage in shots on goal.

Cody Christ played the first 60 minutes and recorded three saves before being relieved by Matt Marshall who also made three stops.

Minnesota Morris (3-4-1, 1-2-1 in UMAC) plays next at North Central Saturday, Sept. 30.