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Men’s Soccer Gets Back on Winning Track With Big Win at Trinity International

Saturday, September 06, 2008

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DEERFIELD, IL – Calvin got back on the winning track with a 5-1 victory at Trinity International on Saturday afternoon. The Knights are now 2-2-0 on the year.

Calvin led 2-1 at halftime and then broke the game open with three goals in the second half.

Sophomore Scott Hooker (Hudsonville/Unity Christian HS) put the Knights on the board with a goal in the 12th minute of play on an assist from junior Michael Holwerda (Grand Rapids/Grand Rapids Christian HS). The goal was the third of the year for Hooker. Holwerda then scored on an a feed from junior Alex McKenzie (Antioch, IL) in the 19th minute of play to give the Knights a 2-0 lead. Trinity International cut the Calvin lead in half with a goal in the 33rd minute but the Knights responded with a stellar second half surge.

Senior Dan VanSlyke (Grove City, PA) opened the second half scoring with a goal in the 56th minute and moments later, junior Alex McKenzie (Antioch, IL) scored off a feed from Holwerda. Holwerda then completed a superb afternoon with a goal in the 62nd minute of play with VanSlyke drawing an assist on the play.

Calvin held a 25-13 shots at goal advantage. Senior Darrin Cline went the first 70 minutes in goal for the Knights, collecting four saves with sophomore Ryan Bratt (Silver Spring, MD) coming on for the final 20 minutes and recording one. Bratt’s entrance into the game marked his Calvin varsity debut.

Calvin will now break until September 19 and 20 when it competes at the Ohio Northern Border Battle with Calvin facing Baldwin-Wallace on September 19 and host Ohio Northern on September 20.

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