GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – The Calvin men's Soccer team defeated Wooster in a thrilling 2-1 overtime win on Saturday evening at Zuidema Field.
Both teams came out competitively as the game remained scoreless well into the first half.
A foul on the Knights, gave the Scots a penalty kick opportunity which they connected on to take the 1-0 lead in the 22nd minute.
As the first half closed out, Wooster held its 1-0 lead.
In the 55th minute, the Knights tied things up as senior Ian Adams (Grand Rapids, Mich. / Grand Rapids Christian) connected with junior Drew Van Andel (Grand Haven, Mich. / Grand Haven) off of a corner kick, and Van Andel headed it in.
As neither team was able to connect on another goal, the contest headed into overtime.
It was a fight to the finish as both teams battled back and forth hoping to walk off with the win. The game ended in a thrilling play as Adams connected with senior Hunter Olson (Canton, Mich. / Canton) who took a shot that bounced into the keeper, and as the two collided, the ball went loose and Olson found the back of the net to give Calvin the 2-1 victory.
Calvin outshot Wooster 27-9.
Calvin goal keeper junior Chris Morrish (Bradenton, Fla. / Saint Stephen's Episcopal School) had five saves on goal.
Head Coach Ryan Souders stated, "It wasn't always pretty, but a win is a win. That Wooster side was really difficult to break down. They have some impressive players and they are very well coached. But, credit to our guys. All of them, especially the ones that didn't play. They made the day today. Their energy was high and they were invested. That can't be said for a lot of groups. Time to rest up and get ready for a tough Aquinas side next week.
The Knights return to action on Tuesday as they host Aquinas College at 7 p.m. at Zuidema Field.