September 17 - MIAA Players of the Week
|Sep. 11||Aquinas (Mich.)||1||Calvin||2||Final|
|Olivet||1||Lake Forest||1||Final - 2OT|
|Wis. Lutheran||0||Olivet||1||Warrior Cup||Final|
|Anderson (Ind.)||0||Albion||1||Final - 2OT|
|St. Francis (Ind.)||2||Trine||2||Final - 2OT|
|Case Western Reserve||8||Adrian||1||Final|
|Sep. 23||Central (Iowa)||Olivet||Cancelled||
Around the MIAA
The Adrian College men’s soccer team split last week in two home games. The Bulldogs lost their home opener to Michigan-Dearborn 2-1 on Wednesday, with sophomore defender Dylan Mines scoring his first career goal in the loss. Adrian got back in the win column on Sunday when it took down defending HCAC champion Transylvania 4-0. Four different Bulldogs scored their first goal of the season in the match, with freshman Grant Perrine scoring his first collegiate goal.
Forward Jason Warras (Plymouth, Mich./Salem) scored his first two collegiate goals last week, including the game winner against Anderson…Forward Will Colborn (Grosse Pointe North) scored two goals and dished out an assist in Albion’s win at Wittenberg last Friday…Goalkeeper Maximilian Loria (Sterling Heights, Mich./Stevenson) collected three saves for the shutout at Anderson (his third of the season).
The Alma men's soccer team dropped a 3-1 decision to Transylvania in its home opener on Saturday (Sept. 15). Junior Torsten Holland (Okemos, Mich./ Haslett) scored his first career goal on a penalty kick in the second half, while junior goalkeeper Garrison Mast (Grand Haven, Mich./Grand Haven) recorded nine saves in-game. Mast is currently second in the MIAA in saves with 23 and fourth in save percentage at 79.3 percent.
Calvin moved up to No. 5 in the United Soccer Coaches Top 25 poll and gained the top spot in the D3soccer.com Top 25 poll. The Knights secured a 2-1 win at crosstown foe Aquinas on Tuesday and a 2-0 triumph Saturday night at Benedictine to improve to 6-0-0 on the season.
Ryan Flynn and Ty Dalton recorded their first multi-goal games of their young Hope College soccer careers in a 6-0 Purple Community victory against Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College (Indiana) on Saturday. The Flying Dutchmen raised their record to 6-0 overall with the non-league victory at Van Andel Soccer Stadium. Hope wore purple jerseys in honor of loved ones impacted by cancer and neurodegenerative diseases. All proceeds will benefit Van Andel Institute and help fund a summer internship for a Hope College student to perform research in a Van Andel Institute laboratory. On Wednesday, Hope beat Cleary 5-1 in non-league action.
The Kalamazoo College men’s soccer team finished with a 1-1 record this week. Aidan Hurley connected on Kalamazoo’s lone goal in the first match which ended in a 3-1 loss to Carthage. The Hornets ended the week with a 1-0 win over Manchester on Saturday. Senior Collin Sweet scored in the 42nd minute which ended up going as the game-winning goal. Freshman Jack Didato earned his first point of his college career by assisting on the play.
The Olivet College men's soccer team had a 2-0-1 record last week. On Wednesday, Sept. 12, the Comets defeated Defiance, 2-1. Alistair Law and David Magallon each had a goal and assist in the game. Olivet then tied Lake Forest, 1-1, and beat Wisconsin Lutheran, 1-0, at the WLC Warrior Cup. Carter Thomas scored his first collegiate goal against Lake Forest, and Law scored on a PK against Wisconsin Lutheran.
For the third straight game, the Trine University men's soccer team won via the shutout, this time with a 4-0 win against Bluffton University in non-conference action at Weaver Field. Trine will travel to Fort Wayne, Ind. to take on the University of St. Francis on Wednesday, Sept. 19. Kickoff is scheduled for 7 p.m.
2018 MIAA Men's Soccer Standings
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