September 30 - MIAA Athletes of the Week
|Sep. 28||Trine||0||Webster||1||Final - 2OT|
|Alma||1||Ohio Northern||2||Final - 2OT|
|Adrian||2||Mt. St. Joseph||0||Final|
|Hope||1||Ill. Wesleyan||0||Final - OT|
|Sep. 29||Alma||3||Mt. St. Joseph||1||Final|
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The Bulldogs moved to 8-2-0 on the season, splitting a pair of non-conference contests. Adrian fell to Ohio Northern University Sept. 25, 3-1, breaking its five-game win streak. On Saturday AC took down Mount St. Joseph by a score of 2-0 at home, with the goals coming within 60 seconds of each other. Garrett Miller led the squad with a goal and an assist; Andrey Hofius recorded a first-career goal, and Morees Toma notched a first collegiate assist.
First-year forward Alex Sayeg (Franklin, Mich.) scored goals 3 ½ minutes apart in Albion’s 3-1 victory over Bluffton (Ohio) University. Sayeg has scored six goals this season, matching the team-leading total reached by Will Colborn last season…Spencer Moeggenberg (Hillsdale, Mich.) dished out a first collegiate assist…Albion has won four in a row, climbing above .500 (5-4-1) for the first time this season.
Alma played two bad-weather games on consecutive days last week, falling in a tough 2-1 double-overtime loss to Ohio Northern on Saturday and taking a decisive 3-1 victory over Mount St. Joseph on Sunday. Senior Kyle Farmer (Greenville, Mich.) scored twice for the Scots while fellow seniors Noah Canlas (Naperville, Ill.) and Hebren Hein (Jackson, Mich.) also scored. Garrison Mast (Grand Haven, Mich.) tied a season-high with nine saves in the loss to the Polar Bears. Alma is now 3-5 on the year and has no more non-conference opponents on the schedule.
Calvin picked up a pair of non-conference victories last week to improve to 10-1-0. The Knights opened the weekend with a 2-1 victory over No. 4 Chicago Wednesday night. Calvin scored a pair of first half goals - one coming from freshman Chris Schau and the other coming from senior Jacob Lyon. Chicago cut the deficit in half with 18 minutes left in regulation and pushed for the equalizer with the Knights playing a player down. Calvin kept the Maroons from scoring the rest of the way to claim the win in a meeting of nationally-ranked teams. On Saturday, Calvin picked up a 5-1 win at Manchester. Schau had a second goal of the week. Senior Hunter Olson scored a pair of goals and senior Ian Adams scored two goals and assisted on two others. In doing so, Adams moved into second place on the Calvin career list for assists (38). Adams is also now ranked third nationally in assists (10). Calvin will host Adrian in a non-conference game on Saturday.
Hope defeated Illinois Wesleyan, 1-0, in overtime on Saturday at Van Andel Soccer Stadium to bounce back from a 4-0 home loss to North Park University (Illinois) on Wednesday. Senior forward Logan Bylsma (Hudsonville, Mich.) scored the winning goal 2:17 into overtime on a breakaway off an assist from reshman midfielder Nic Kubert (Rochester Hills, Mich.). Senior goalie Blair McCormick (Wadsworth, Ill.) made three saves against IWU.
The Hornets won their lone match of the week as they topped Lourdes University 2-0 last Monday to improve to 6-1-1 on the season; that victory aided Kalamazoo in moving into the Top 25 by United Soccer Coaches. Aidan Hurley and Nick Kraeuter found the back of the net for Kalamazoo as Tony Yazbeck picked up the lone assist of the week. Freshman Sean Ellis tallied nine saves in the win. Kalamazoo's match against the University of Chicago that was scheduled for Friday, Sept. 27 has yet to be rescheduled. Kalamazoo will begin league play this week as it travels to Adrian on Tuesday before hosting Hope on Saturday.
Olivet was shutout in both games it played last week, 5-0 Wednesday at Elmhurst (Ill.) College and 4-0 Saturday at home against Baldwin Wallace (Ohio) University. The Comets are now off until Tuesday, Oct. 8, when they travel to play Alma College for its MIAA-opener.
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2019 MIAA Men's Soccer Standings
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