Knights Topple Titans in Season Debut

Knights Topple Titans in Season Debut

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – The Calvin Men's Soccer team defeated Illinois Wesleyan in its season opener on Friday night at Zuidema Field. 

The two teams came out competitively as they exchanged ball possession well into the first half. 

Thirty minutes in, the Knights scored off of a set piece on Dillon Weldy's corner kick as Shay Smith faked a shot and let the ball through to Hunter Olson who blasted the ball into the net as Calvin took the 1-0 lead. 

With the second half underway, the Titans struck next off of a free kick in the 57th minute to tie the game back up. 

The Knights took back the lead in the 77th minute as Ian Adams connected with Alex Bowser off of a free kick and Bowser headed it in to put Calvin up 2-1. 

As the Titans failed to connect on another goal, it was the Knights who walked off with the 2-1 victory.

Illinois Wesleyan out shot Calvin 7 to 6. 

The Knights return to action tomorrow as they host Ohio Wesleyan at 7 p.m.