Men’s Soccer Defeats Albion 5-0
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.
In the second half, junior Scott Hooker (Hudsonville/Unity Christian HS) scored his fourth goal of the year, heading in a pass from junior teammate Brad Heethuis (Jenison/Unity Christian HS) six minutes into the second half.
Calvin added two goals inside the final 12 minutes of play with Heethuis assisting freshman Nick Holtrop (Hudsonville/Unity Christian HS) on a goal in the 79th minute of play with senior Alex McKenzie (Lindenhurst, IL/Antioch HS) also picking up an assist on the play.
Calvin closed out the scoring with 2:20 left on the clock as sophomore Brad Wassink (Long Beach, CA/Valley Christian HS) whistled in his first varsity goal, cranking in a shot from the top of the box after receiving a pass from senior Michael Holwerda (Grand Rapids/Grand Rapids Christian HS).
Calvin held a commanding 27-7 shots at goal advantage including 15-2 in the first half.
Sophomore Jared Rushlau (Grandville/Grandville HS) and freshman Michael Dolan combined on the shutout in goal for the Knights.
Calvin returns to action next Wednesday when it hosts Kalamazoo at 4:00 p.m. at Calvin’s Zuidema Field.