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Late Goal by Scott Hooker Lifts Men’s Soccer To 1-0 Win at Olivet - Knights Now Tied for First

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

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OLIVET, MI - A goal by Calvin senior Scott Hooker with just 2:12 left in regulation lifted the Calvin men’s soccer team to a crucial 1-0 victory at Olivet Wednesday afternoon. The Knights are now tied with Hope for the MIAA lead with three conference games left to play. Hooker’s goal - his second of the year - came off a set piece from the 20-yard line with sophomore Joe Broekhuizen finding Hooker with a short pass and Hooker responding with a blast into the top shelf of the goal to give the Knights a 1-0 lead. Calvin (12-2-3 overall, 6-2-3 MIAA) held a 20-7 shots at goal advantage. Calvin goalkeeper Ryan Bratt came up with three saves for the Knights in gaining his 10th shutout victory of the season. Calvin will host Alma on Saturday at 2:30 p.m. at Calvin’s Zuidema Field.

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Men’s Soccer Postponed At Olivet - To Play Wednesday as Part of Men’s/Women’s Doubleheader

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

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The Calvin men’s soccer team’s game at Olivet on Tuesday was postponed because of weather conditions including a tornado warning that was in affect for the Calvin campus late Tuesday morning. The contest will be made up Wednesday at 1 p.m. at Olivet and will be part of a men’s/women’s doubleheader as the Calvin women will face host Olivet at 4 p.m.

Calvin/Olivet Men’s Soccer Live Stats Scoreboard

Calvin/Olivet Women’s Soccer Live Stats Scoreboard

Calvin/Olivet Men’s/Women’s Soccer Audio Broadcasts

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Men’s Soccer Bounces Back With 3-0 Win Over Kalamazoo in Front of Homecoming Crowd

Saturday, October 23, 2010

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By sports information student assistant Andrew Knot

After a disappointing loss to Hope on Wednesday, the Knights responded with a critical 3-0 victory over MIAA leading Kalamazoo on Saturday afternoon. The Knights remain third in the tightly packed MIAA race, just two points behind league-leading Adrian and one point back of second place Olivet. Calvin travels to Olivet on Tuesday for a 4 p.m. contest.

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Calvin Fall Sports Teams Regionally-Ranked

Thursday, October 21, 2010

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The first set of NCAA III fall sports regional rankings have been released and three Calvin teams are ranked. In men’s soccer, Calvin is ranked second in the Central Region. In women’s soccer, Calvin is ranked fifth in the Central Region. In volleyball, Calvin is ranked fourth in the Great Lakes Region. The regional polls are used by the respective regional committees as guides for selection to the NCAA III Tournament at the conclusion of the regular season of each respective sport.

NCAA III Men’s Soccer Central Regional Poll - 10/20/10

NCAA III Women’s Soccer Central Region Poll - 10-20-10

NCAA III Great Lakes Regional Volleyball Poll - 10-20-10

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Men’s Soccer Clipped By Late Hope Goal in 2-1 Loss

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

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By Sports Information Student Assistant Derek Neice

For the second time this season the Flying Dutch of Hope stunned Calvin with late game heroics as the Knights fell at home 2-1 Wednesday afternoon in another intense rivalry match.  Calvin would score early on in the game and take the lead into the second half, but Hope rallied with two goals to defeat the Knights again for the third straight contest between the two rivals. Calvin remains three points behind league-leading Kalamazoo with the Knights scheduled to host the Hornets (18 points) on Saturday. Calvin drops into a fourth place tie with Hope however (15 points) as Adrian is second (17 points) and Olivet (16 points) third in the league standings.

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Men’s Soccer Settles for Tie at Adrian - Remains in Second in the MIAA Standings

Saturday, October 16, 2010

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(by sports information student assistant Derek Neice)

ADRIAN - On the road and against a tough Adrian team Saturday afternoon, the Knights led early but were not able to hold on for a win, settling instead for a 1-1 double overtime tie against the Bulldogs.  Calvin created a number of chances on goal but had trouble testing Adrianís keeper with good shots, and goalkeeper Ryan Bratt (Silver Spring, MD) also made some huge saves to keep Calvin from falling behind.

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Men’s Soccer Ties Trine 1-1 - Falls Out of First Place in MIAA Standings

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

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ANGOLA, IN - The see-saw MIAA men’s soccer race took another twist on Tuesday as Calvin tied Trine 1-1 Tuesday afternoon. The tie drops Calvin out of sole possession of first place in the MIAA standings and into second place, two points behind Kalamazoo (5-2-0 MIAA) which defeated Albion 3-0 on Tuesday. Calvin (4-1-2 MIAA) holds a one-point lead over third place Adrian, Olivet and Trine which are all 4-2-1 on the year. Calvin got on the board in the 54th minute on a goal by senior Lucas Wilgenburg on shot off a corner kick play. Trine came back to tie the game five minutes later however and neither team would score again. Calvin finished with a 16-15 shots at goal advantage. Calvin goalkeeper Ryan Bratt had five saves for Calvin in the contest.

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Men’s Soccer Rolls to 7-0 Win Over Albion - Takes Sole Possession of First Place in MIAA Standings

Saturday, October 09, 2010

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(written by sports information student assistant Derek Neice)

On a beautiful sunny day at Calvinís Zuidema Field the nationally-ranked Knights scored seven goals en route to their 10th victory of the season.

Calvin wasted no time in taking control, scoring four goals in the first fifteen minutes of the game. Justin Ahearne (Hudsonville, MI) scored a hat-trick in those first fifteen minutes of the game, all on the receiving end of Calvin set pieces from senior Dan Kmetz (Strongsville, OH). Aside from Ahearneís early hat trick, Calvin goals came from senior Brad Heethuis (Jenison, MI) in the 9thh minute, junior Tyler Vegter (Hudsonville, MI) in the 49th minute, sophomore Nick Holtrop (Hudsonville, MI) in the 57th minute, and sophomore Chris Nance (Washington, MI) in the 60th minute.

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Men’s Soccer Moves Into Tie For First Place With 2-0 Win at Alma

Wednesday, October 06, 2010

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ALMA - The nationally-ranked Calvin men’s soccer team moved into a tie for first place in the MIAA standings with a 2-0 victory at Alma Saturday afternoon. Ranked 18th nationally in the Division III Coaches Poll and seventh in the d3soccer.com Top 25 poll, Calvin (9-1-1 overall) moved to 3-1-1 in the MIAA with the win, moving one point ahead of Adrian, Hope, Kalamazoo and Trine which are all just one point behind. Calvin is tied for first place with Olivet which defeated Trine 1-0 Wednesday. Olivet is also 3-1-1 in league play. In its win over Alma, Calvin scored a goal in each half. Freshman Zach Willis scored his fourth goal of the year on a play midway through the first half as he drilled a shot in from the 18. The clinching goal came late in the second half as junior Justin Ahearne redirected a shot into the net off a free kick by Dan Kmetz. The goal by Ahearne was his second of the year. Senior Ryan Bratt picked up the shutout victory for Calvin in goal - his eighth of the year and 11th of his career. Calvin will host Albion on Saturday at 2:30 p.m.

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Men’s Soccer Battles Olivet to 0-0 Tie

Saturday, October 02, 2010

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The nationally-ranked Calvin men’s soccer team battled Olivet to a 0-0 tie Saturday afternoon at Calvin’s Zuidema Field. The Knights outshot Olivet 15-9 but could not come up with a go-ahead goal. Olivet goalkeeper Ethan Felsing was stellar in nets, collecting eight saves including a pair of point blank stops on shots by Calvin’s Brad Heethuis early in the first half that appeared headed for the back of the net. Calvin (8-1-1 overall, 2-1-1 MIAA) will travel to Alma next Wednesday for a 4 p.m. match.

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