Saturday, October 10, 2009
Slated with the second game of a soccer double-header, the men again came out strong on what could be called a cold and blustery Saturday afternoon, defeating the Trine Thunder by a score of 2-0.
After a somewhat frustrating win against Kalamazoo this past Wednesday, a game in which the Knights were struggling to finish for goals, Saturday’s contest looked early on to be of the same nature. The Knights out-shot the Thunder 29-4 with a 12-1 shots-on-goal differential. In the first half, no goals were scored.
The win also boosted Calvin into sole possession of first place in the MIAA standings as Hope was defeated by Olivet 1-0 on Saturday, giving Calvin a three-point lead over Hope heading into a Tuesday showdown in Holland.
Wednesday, October 07, 2009
(Written by Calvin Sports Information Student Assistant Derek Neice)
On a chilly Wednesday afternoon at Calvin’s Zuidema Field, the nationally-ranked Calvin men’s soccer team outlasted a persistent Kalamazoo squad 1-0.
On the final box score, Calvin looked dominant in virtually every facet of the game, but on the field it was a different story. A last second first half penalty kick by senior Michael Holwerda (Grand Rapids, MI) put Calvin on the board, and a scoreless second half saw the Knights prevail.
With the victory, Calvin moved into a tie for first place in the MIAA standings with Hope at 4-0-1 in league play. Adrian tied Hope on Wednesday night 1-1. Adrian also tied Calvin 0-0 earlier this year.
Monday, October 05, 2009
For the second time in his career, Calvin College junior Lucas Wilgenburg has been named the MIAA’s Defensive Player of the Week in men’s soccer.
Wilgenburg, a junior from Visalia, Calif. (Central Valley Christian HS), backstopped the Calvin defense with his marking and heading skills as the Knights posted back-to-back shutouts, blanking Olivet, 1-0, and Albion, 5-0. With Wilgenburg playing a key role, Calvin has been unscored upon in its first four MIAA games and has allowed just two goals in 10 games this season.
Saturday, October 03, 2009
ALBION – Calvin concluded a three-game MIAA road swing with a 5-0 victory at Albion Saturday afternoon. Ranked 15th nationally in one poll and 17th in another, Calvin is now 8-1-1 overall and 3-0-1 in the MIAA.
Calvin broke loose for two first half goals with sophomore Justin Ahearne (Hudsonville/Hudsonville HS) scoring unassisted in the fifth minute of play on a scramble play at the top of the box. Junior Kurt Van Sickel (Pittsburgh, PA/Trinity Christian HS) then scored his team-leading sixth goal of the year, blasting in a rebound off a shot by senior teammate Luke Holtrop (Hudsonville/Unity Christian HS) midway through the first half.
Tuesday, September 29, 2009
OLIVET—A dramatic goal by Calvin College senior Luke Holtrop with just 6:25 left in regulation lifted the nationally-ranked Calvin men’s soccer team to a 1-0 victory at Olivet Tuesday afternoon.
The goal by Holtrop snapped a scoreless drought of more than 200 minutes by the Knights as they were forced to settle for a 0-0 double-overtime time at Adrian last Friday. The goal by Holtrop was also the first allowed by Olivet in league play this fall.
Friday, September 25, 2009
ADRIAN – Calvin fired 35 shots at the Adrian goal but could not dent the back of the net as the nationally-ranked Knights were forced to settle for a 0-0 double-overtime tie Friday night at Adrian’s Performance Stadium.
Calvin (6-1-1 overall, 1-0-1 MIAA) outshot Adrian 35-9 including 10-3 in the first half and 9-0 in the pair of 10-minute overtime sessions.
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
By Calvin Sports Information Student Assistant Derek Neice
Calvin junior Kurt Van Sickel, a native of Pittsburgh Pennsylvania, has emerged as the go-to guy for the Knights as of late, scoring five goals in his last three games. His most recent score, a brilliant strike that found the net against Alma College on Wednesday, was the best of his soccer career thus far.
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
By Calvin Sports Information Student Assistant Andrew Knot
In it first MIAA game of the year, Calvin recorded a 2-0 victory over Alma Wednesday at Calvin’s Zuidema Field.
With the shutout of the Scots, Calvin exhibited a potent offense, anchored by a poised defense, with a versatile midfield mediating the two. Ranked 15th nationally in one poll and 16th in another, Calvin is now 6-1 overall. Junior Kurt Van Sickel scored in the first half and freshman Joe Broekhuizen added another in the second half to provide the scoring punch for the Knights.
Monday, September 21, 2009
For the first time in his collegiate career, Calvin College junior forward Kurt Van Sickel has received MIAA Offensive Player of the Week honors in men’s soccer. Van Sickel shares the award this week with Olivet forward Mike May.
A native of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Van Sickel scored four goals this past weekend as the nationally-ranked Calvin men’s soccer team rolled to a pair of victories at a weekend tournament hosted by Wittenberg, Ohio.
Sunday, September 20, 2009
SPRINGFIELD, OH—The Calvin men’s soccer team lit up the scoreboard on Saturday on the second and final day of competition at the Wittenberg Invitational, defeating host Wittenberg 8-0 Saturday afternoon. Ranked 25th in the most recent D3soccer.com Top 25 poll, Calvin (5-1-0) roared out to a 7-0 first half lead and then added one more in the opening moments of the second half.
Calvin concluded the tournament with a 2-0 record, outscoring the opposition 11-0 as the Knights also garnered a 3-0 win over Otterbein Friday night.« First < 22 23 24 25 26 > Last »