No. 18 Men’s Soccer Tramples Trine, 5-0

No. 18 Men’s Soccer Tramples Trine, 5-0

ANGOLA, Ind. – The Calvin men's soccer team improved to 10-1 on the season with a 5-0 victory at Trine on Wednesday afternoon. The victory keeps Calvin perfect in MIAA play at 7-0. The Knights have not allowed a goal in seven-straight matches and have eight shutouts on the year. Trine falls to 0-10-2 and 0-7-0 in the MIAA.

"Today was a good team win," said head coach Ryan Souders. "We did a lot of things very well today. I was very pleased with how our guys came out today and did their job. We have to now get ready for Saturday and prepare for a very good Adrian team."

Senior Stephen Hooker (Hudsonville, Mich./Unity Christian) got the scoring started in the 13th minute, when he snuck the ball past the left of the keeper from the top of the box. Sophomore Jacob Witte (Grand Rapids, Mich./Grand Rapids Christian) was credited with the assist.

Freshman Ian Adams (Grand Rapids, Mich./Grand Rapids Christian) gave Calvin a 2-0 lead in the 35th minute. Off of a corner from junior Matt Hinds (Frankenmuth, Mich./Frankenmuth), Adams was able to edge the Trine defense and get ahold of the ball with his head and put it in the net.

In the second half, Jacob Witte put the ball in the net off of a cross from junior Mitch Stark (South Lyon, Mich./South Lyon), to give Calvin a 3-0 lead in the 54th minute.

Eight minutes later, sophomore Bobby McCaw (Dubuque, Iowa/Hempstead) made it 4-0. Breaking the Thunder defense on a two-on-one sophomore Lucas Albrecht (Plymouth, Mich./Plymouth Christian) passed it to McCaw and he would find the back of the net.

Freshman Ben Mast (Grand Haven, Mich./Spring Lake) tallied the final goal of the game in the 84th minute, with an assist to freshman Jacob Lyon (Holt, Mich./Lansing Christian).

Junior Nate Van Ryn (Grandville, Mich./Calvin Christian) was solid in the net for the Knights and recorded three saves. Van Ryn posted his seventh shutout of the season at Trine.

The Knights outshot the Thunder on Wednesday, 16-4. Jacob Witte and Bobby McCaw both notched three shots.

Calvin forced 13 corners against Trine and didn't allow one corner.

The Maroon and Gold return to action on Saturday when the Knights travel to Adrian to face the Bulldogs.