Men’s Soccer Clipped by Wheaton 3-1 in Non-Conference Match
Friday, September 14, 2012
WHEATON, IL - The Calvin men’s soccer team suffered a 3-1 loss at Wheaton (IL) Friday night at Joe Bean Stadium, snapping what had been a four-game Calvin win streak over their non-conference rivals. Ranked 15th nationally, Wheaton built a 2-0 halftime lead on first half goals by Mitchell Paur and Adam Blackman.
The goal by Maur was a well-placed shot just inside the right post while the Blackman goal was a blast from distance that found the top shelf of the Calvin net. Blackman then put Wheaton up 3-0 with another strike from distance, looping a shot just under the crossbar in the 62nd minute of play.
Calvin freshman Taylor Pruis got the Knights on the board, ripping in a shot inside the Wheaton box with 7:37 left in regulation. The goal by Pruis was his second of the year. Sophomore Sean Broekhuizen picked up an assist on the play. Wheaton held a 23-10 shots at goal advantage. Senior goalkeeper Jared Rushlau had five saves for Calvin.
Friday’s game marked a homecoming for Calvin first-year head coach Ryan Souders. Souders is a 2007 Wheaton graduate and was the starting goalkeeper on Wheaton’s 2006 national runner-up team.
The Knights are back in action next Tuesday, hosting Albion at 4 p.m.