Calvin Mens Soccer Rolls to Conference Win at Alma

Calvin Mens Soccer Rolls to Conference Win at Alma

ALMA, Mich. - The third-ranked Calvin men's soccer team claimed a 6-0 conference victory at Alma Tuesday afternoon n a meeting of undefeated MIAA teams.

Calvin (11-1 overall, 3-0 MIAA) scored three goals in each half to pull away for the shutout victory. Alma (5-6 overall, 2-1 MIAA) suffered its first conference defeat.

Calvin peppered the Alma goal with a number of shots in the opening minutes and broke through in the 16th minute as junior Dillon Weldy (Grand Rapids, Mich./Grand Rapids Christian HS) scored on a freed from senior Bobby McCaw (Dubuque, Ia./Hempstead HS). The goal was the third of the year for Weldy.

In the 19th minute, junior Hunter Olson (Canton, Mich./Canton HS) scored unassisted. The goal was his seventh of the season.

McCaw ripped in his team-leading 10th goal of the season just over a minute later on a pass from junior Ian Adams (Grand Rapids, Mich./Grand Rapids Christian HS).

Senior Jacob Witte (Grand Rapids, Mich./Grand Rapids Christian HS) broke loose for goals in the 47th and 68th minutes of the second half with Weldy assisting on the first Witte goal.

Senior Trent Vegter (Hudsonville, Mich./Unity Christian HS) closed out the scoring with a goal in the 88th minute on a pass from senior Lucas Albrecht (Plymouth, Mich./Plymouth Christian HS).

Calvin finished with a 26-2 shots at goal advantage, outshooting the Scots 13-1 in each half.

Sophomore Chris Morrish (Bradenton, Fl./St. Stephen's Episcopal School) had one save in goal for Calvin in posting his sixth shutout of the season.

"I am really proud of the guys' willingness to come out and earn a result today," said Calvin men's soccer coach Ryan Souders. "Under tough conditions they found a way. Certainly there are some things we'll seek to improve but to get that kind of a result against Alma, which is incredibly gritty, speaks to the character of our guys."

Calvin will host Adrian on Saturday night at 7 p.m.