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Men’s Soccer Opens MIAA Campaign With 2-0 Win Over Alma

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

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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 Calvinís 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.

 

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Kurt Van Sickel Receives MIAA Co-Offensive Player of the Week Honors In Men’s Soccer

Monday, September 21, 2009

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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.

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Men’s Soccer Rolls To 8-0 Win Over Wittenberg

Sunday, September 20, 2009

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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.

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Men’s Soccer Stretches Win Streak to Three With Shutout Victory Over Otterbein

Friday, September 18, 2009

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SPRINGFIELD, OH—Calvin rolled to its third straight victory with a 3-0 triumph over Otterbein in a first round game of the Wittenberg Invitational Friday night. Ranked 25th in the most recent D3soccer.com Top 25 poll, Calvin (4-1-0) outshot an Otterbein team that tied nationally-ranked Ohio Wesleyan on Wednesday 22-5.

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Men’s Soccer Cracks D3soccer.com Top 25 poll

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

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For the first time this season, the Calvin men’s soccer team has cracked a national poll. The Knights are ranked 25th in the inaugural D3soccer.com Top 25 poll released this afternoon. Calvin returns to action on Friday when it faces Otterbein College at 5:00 p.m. in a tournament hosted by Wittenberg University.

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Greg Snapper Named MIAA Defensive Player of the Week in Men’s Soccer

Monday, September 14, 2009

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For the fourth time in his collegiate career, Calvin sweeper back Greg Snapper has been named the MIAA Defensive Player of the Week in men’s soccer. A senior from Madison, Wis. (Madison West HS), Snapper led a strong Calvin defense at the Knights posted a pair of wins at the Cal Bergsma Memorial Tournament.

Snapperís play helped the Knights defeat Wheaton, Ill., 2-1 and 12th-ranked Kenyon, Ohio, 1-0. Calvin has allowed only two goals in its first four games of the season.

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Men’s Soccer Defeats Kenyon - Captures Cal Bergsma Memorial Tournament Title

Saturday, September 12, 2009

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GRAND RAPIDS—Calvin defeated 12th-ranked Kenyon 1-0 Saturday afternoon on the second day of the Cal Bergsma Memorial Tournament and in the process, captured the tournament championship for the first time since 2006 and for the fourth time overall.

Senior Alex McKenzie (Lindenhurst, IL/Antioch HS) scored the only goal of the game in the 47th minute of play, redirecting a cross from senior Michael Holwerda (Grand Rapids/Grand Rapids Christian HS) into a wide-open goal.

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Long Wait Over For Calvin - Men’s Soccer Defeats Wheaton

Friday, September 11, 2009

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By Calvin Sports Information Student Assistant Derek Neice

On the day that is remembered for those who gave their lives in the terrorist attacks of 2001, the Calvin menís soccer team rose to the challenge and defeated Wheaton College by a tight score of 2-1.

It was the first time that Calvin had registered a win against the Thunder since 1992, stopping the 12-0-1 streak that Wheaton had amassed in that span of time.  Sophomore Justin Ahearne (Hudsonville, MI) headed in an early goal to give the Knights the lead, and junior Dan Kmetz (Strongsville, OH) added a goal with a wind-guided corner kick later in the first half.  Wheaton would close the deficit to 2-1 shortly before halftime off of a vicious strike by sophomore Drew Golz (River Forest, ILL), but a scoreless second half saw the Knights prevail.

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Men’s Soccer Edged By Ohio Wesleyan on Late PK In Fred Myers Invitational Final

Saturday, September 05, 2009

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DELAWARE, OH—The men’s soccer team suffered a 1-0 defeat to host and 15th-ranked Ohio Wesleyan in the championship final of the Fred Meyers Invitational. The only goal of the game came on a penalty kick by Ohio Wesleyan’s Jordan Halloran with just 4:57 left in regulation.

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Men’s Soccer Topples Rutgers-Camden in First Round of Ohio Wesleyan Fred Myers Invite

Friday, September 04, 2009

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DELAWARE, OH—In a meeting of teams that gained berths in the 2008 NCAA III Tournament, Calvin secured a 2-0 victory over Rutgers-Camden in the first round of the Ohio Wesleyan Fred Myers Invitational Friday afternoon. Calvin will face host Ohio Wesleyan in the championship final on Saturday at 7:30 p.m. Ohio Wesleyan was a 4-0 first round winner over Carnegie-Mellon.

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