Oct 03, 2017
ALBION, Mich. - The No. 2 Calvin men's soccer team remained unbeaten on the season with a 5-0 conference victory at Albion Thursday evening.
Calvin (11-0 overall, 7-0 MIAA) led 1-0 at halftime and broke the game open with four second half goals.
Junior Bobby McCaw (Dubuque, Ia./Hempstead HS) notched his second collegiate hat-trick performance and his third multi-goal effort of the season Tuesday evening.
McCaw put Calvin in the lead in the 12th minute of play, whipping in a shot off a feed from junior Jacob Witte (Grand Rapids, Mich./Grand Rapids Christian HS).
The same duo hooked up again in the 57th minute to put the Knights up 2-0. In the 59th minute, McCaw scored unassisted. The third McCaw goal was his team-leading 13th goal of the season. Witte meanwhile bumped his team-leading assist total to seven.
McCaw now has a goal-scoring streak of seven games.
Sophomore Hunter Olson (Canton, Mich./Canton HS) closed out the scoring with a pair of goals, scoring in the 67th and 89th minute. Olson's first goal was assisted by sophomore Ian Adams (Grand Rapids, Mich./Grand Rapids Christian HS). His second goal was assisted by freshman Drew Van Andel (Grand Haven, Mich./Grand Haven HS). The assist by Van Andel marked the first point of his collegiate career.
Olson now has nine goals on the season and owns a four-game goal-scoring streak. During that strech, Olson has scored seven goals and has three multi-goal games.
Calvin outshot Albion 17-0. Senior Nate Van Ryn (Grandville, Mich./Calvin Christian HS) was credited with his eighth shutout victory of the season in goal and the 22nd of his collegiate career.
"I thought we played a pretty good game start-to-finish tonight," said Calvin men's soccer coach Ryan Souders. "Albion came out hungry and with a lot of energy, taking some things away from us. To our credit, our guys fought and persisted and were able to find some really good second half goals. Now we turn around to face a much-improved Trine side for another important MIAA game."
Calvin will host Trine Saturday night at 7 p.m. at Zuidema Field.