Tuesday, October 29, 2013
Calvin College junior Travis Vegter continues to add to his collection of honors. On Tuesday afternoon, Vegter was named the Division III National Player of the Week by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America. A native of Hudsonville and a graduate of Hudsonville Unity Christian High School, Vegter scored five goals and added one assist last week in leading Calvin to victories over Adrian and Olivet. in a 5-1 win over Adrian, he scored two goals along with one assist. He then netted a hat trick on Saturday, scoring all three of Calvin’s goals in a 3-2 sudden-death overtime win. The hat-trick performance was his second of the year. He has now scored in five consecutive games. A striker, Vegter currently has 23 goals and three assists on the year for 49 points. His goal total matches the second-highest single-season total in Calvin men’s soccer history. He is currently ranked third in NCAA III men’s soccer in total goals scored, second in goals-per-game average (1.53) and second in points-per-game average (3.27). Calvin is back in action tonight when it travels to Kalamazoo for a 7 p.m. conference game. Vegter is the third Calvin athlete this fall to receive national player of the week honors. Earlier this fall, Calvin freshman Cassice Vince was named the Division III national athlete of the week in women’s cross country and two weeks ago, Calvin sophomore Maggie Kamp was named the Division III national player of the week in volleyball.
Monday, October 28, 2013
ROYAL OAK, Mich. – The Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association has named Calvin forward Travis Vegter its Offensive Player of the Week in men’s soccer for games played through Oct. 26. Vegter, a junior from Hudsonville (Unity Christian HS), scored five goals and added an assist in leading the Knights to a pair of MIAA victories that moved them into sole possession of first place in the conference. He scored twice and set up a third goal in a 5-1 win over Adrian, then scored all three goals, including the game-winner in overtime, in a 3-2 victory over Olivet. Vegter leads the MIAA in goals (15) and points (33) in league play. He is being honored as Player of the Week for the third time this season and fourth time in his career. Calvin is back in action on Tuesday when it travels to Kalamazoo for a 7 p.m. game.
Saturday, October 26, 2013
Story by Brett Venhuizen
The men’s soccer team hosted the Comets of Olivet in a key MIAA match at Zuidema Field on Saturday afternoon. It was a hard fought win for the Knights who needed extra time to put away the Comets. The Knights ended up defending their home turf with a 3-2 overtime win. After this game Calvin improves to 10-5-0 overall and 9-2-0 in the MIAA, while Olivet drops to a 9-7-1 overall and 7-4-0 in league play. This win keeps the Knights in sole possession of first place in MIAA standings with 27 points. Calvin junior Travis Vegter notched a hat-trick in the win including the game-winner 1:29 into the first overtime off a feed from senior Zach Willis. Vegter now has 23 goals on the year, matching the second-highest single-season total in Calvin men’s soccer history.
Wednesday, October 23, 2013
By Mark DeHaan
The Calvin men’s soccer team hosted the Bulldogs of Adrian on Wednesday afternoon. The Knights played the Bulldogs earlier this season at Adrian, with Calvin earning a 2-1 victory. Tuesday night, despite struggling early offensively, the Knights scored three goals in the final eight minutes of the half to set the tone as they claimed a 5-1 win. Calvin improves to 9-5-0 overall and 8-2-0 in the MIAA with the win, while Adrian drops to 5-7-4 overall and 3-5-2 in the league. The Knights are now back in sole possession of first place in the MIAA standings as Trine defeated Hope 2-0 on Wednesday, keeping Calvin three points ahead of Hope and Olivet. Calvin will host Olivet on Saturday at 2:30 p.m. in a game with first place implications in the MIAA table.
Saturday, October 19, 2013
By Mark DeHaan
Calvin men’s soccer hosted the Thunder of Trine on Saturday afternoon. Despite an early goal from the Thunder, Calvin recovered to score six goals in the contest, three in the second half, as it defeated Trine 6-2. The Knights and Thunder entered the weekend contest at opposite ends of the conference standings, with Calvin atop the MIAA at 6-2-0 and Trine last at 0-8-0. When the afternoon was over, Calvin had recorded a 6-2 victory over the Thunder to maintain a share of first place in the MIAA standings with Hope. Junior Travis Vegter had a pair of goals. Also scoring for the Knights were senior Zach Willis, sophomore Taylor Pruis and freshmen Stephen Hooker and Lance Van Tine.
Tuesday, October 15, 2013
By Mark DeHaan
The Calvin men’s soccer team traveled to Holland on Tuesday evening in a meeting between the top two teams in the MIAA. Calvin entered the matchup at 6-1-0 in the conference while Hope was 5-2-0 in league play. The Knights and Flying Dutchmen already played once this season, with Calvin claiming a 5-1 victory at Zuidema Field on September 17. Again, it would be the home team defending their field as the Flying Dutchmen came away with a 3-1 victory. Calvin falls to 7-5-0 overall and 6-2-0 in the MIAA, while Hope improves to 10-3-1 and 6-2-0 in league play. The Knights now look forward to Saturday when they will try to get back on the winning track when they host the Thunder of Trine at 2:30 p.m.
Saturday, October 12, 2013
ALBION – Calvin remained on top of the MIAA standings with a 5-2 victory at Albion Saturday afternoon. The Knights are now 7-4-0 overall and more importantly 6-1-0 at the halfway mark of the MIAA regular season. Calvin remains three points ahead of rival Hope heading into a rivalry showdown next Tuesday at Hope’s Van Andel Stadium with kickoff slated for 7 p.m. Calvin trailed early 1-0 but tied the game at one on a goal by junior Travis Vegter (Hudsonville/Unity Christian HS) late in the first half with freshman David Waterson (DeWitt/DeWitt HS) drawing an assist on the play. Vegter would go on to score a second goal in the game while senior Ben Honeycutt (Grandville/South Christian HS), junior Reed Bowden (Uxbridge, MA/Whitinsville Christian HS) and ophomore Sam Hanover (St. Johns/St. Johns HS) also scored for the Knights. Junior Andrew Claucherty (Sterling Heights/Bisoph Foley HS) had five saves in goal for Calvin. The Knights outshot Albion 19-7.
Wednesday, October 09, 2013
The Calvin men’s soccer team got back on the winning track with a 3-0 home victory over Alma Wednesday afternoon. The Knights (6-4-0 overall, 5-1-0 MIAA) scored all three goals in the second half with two coming off the feet of freshman Stephan Hooker. Sophomore Taylor Pruis also had two assists. Senior Zach Willis also scored for the Knights and junior Sean Broekhuizen picked up an assist. Junior goalkeeper Andrew Claucherty was credited with two saves in keeping a clean sheet in goal. Calvin outshot Alma 24-6. The Knights travel to Albion on Saturday for a 2:30 p.m. matchup.
Saturday, October 05, 2013
Kalamazoo surprised the host Knights in front of a large crowd at Zuidema Field as the Hornets defeated Calvin 3-0. The victory is Kalamazoo’s first at Calvin since 2002. Calvin (5-4-0 overall, 4-1-0 MIAA) also saw its five-game win streak come to an end. Despite the loss, Calvin remains in sole possession of first place in the MIAA standings as Olivet defeated Hope 2-1 in overtime, keeping Calvin three points ahead of a logjam of teams now tied for second place which includes Hope, Alma, Kalamazoo and Adrian. Calvin will host Alma on Wednesday in a 4 p.m. match at Zuidema Field.
Tuesday, October 01, 2013
By Mark DeHaan
The Calvin men’s soccer team traveled to Olivet Tuesday afternoon for a conference matchup with the Comets. After a rather routine first half and a 1-0 Calvin lead at the break, three goals apiece for either squad in the second half provided fireworks and a lot of excitement, with the Knights holding on for a 4-3 road victory. Scoring goals for the Knights were sophomore Sam Hanover, junior Sean Broekhuizen, senior Zach Willis and junior Travis Vegter. Calvin stays undefeated in conference with the win, now 4-0-0 while moving to 5-3-0 overall. Olivet drops to 3-6-1 and 1-3-0 in the MIAA. The Knights now look forward to Saturday when they will host the Hornets of Kalamazoo for a 2:30 p.m. contest.< 1 2 3 4 > Last »