Men’s soccer extends winning streak to four games



Photo by Colton Credelle.

The Calvin College men’s soccer team kept its winning ways going this week, registering a 3-0 win at Trine on Wednesday and a 2-1 victory at Adrian on Saturday.

These wins make four in a row for the Knights, bringing their overall record to 4-3 with a perfect 3-0 MIAA record.

All the familiar players were at work again on Wednesday at Trine, as junior Travis Vegter scored two goals and freshman Stephan Hooker scored off an assist from sophomore Taylor Pruis.

Vegter’s first goal came in the 21st minute off an assist from junior Sean Broekhuizen and his second came from a corner kick from freshman Matt Koster in the 66th minute.

Calvin dominated this game, outshooting Trine 21-4. The Thunder did not register a single shot on goal; nonetheless, junior Andrew Claucherty picked up the clean sheet.

The team was tested a bit more on Saturday at Adrian, but still won convincingly with a score of 2-1. This did not reflect the lopsided nature of the game, since the Knights outshot the Bulldogs 18-5 and were up 2-0 at halftime on a 13-1 shot advantage.

Vegter again scored for the Knights on an assist from Pruis, meaning he has scored 12 of Calvin’s 21 goals on the season.  Broekhuizen later scored his first goal of the year unassisted from 20 yards out.

Adrian scored in the 58th minute off a rebound, but was never able to mount a serious challenge to the final score, as Claucherty only faced two shots on goal.

The Knights now turn their attention to a potentially tough road game at Olivet on Oct. 1. Olivet was a top team in the MIAA last year but has struggled early this year with a 1-2 MIAA record.