In their ninth game of the season, the men’s soccer team earned their first win defeating Barclay on the road by a score of 2-1. The Warriors had lost by only one point in three previous games, and Coach Daniel Nichols believed that his team was on the way to victory in Haviland.
Ian Montgomery (#4), Masaki Ouchi (#6), and Joshua Tomlinson (#15)
The team will head west to Barclay again for the Midwest Christian College Conference Tournament in two weeks. In the meantime, they have a home game on Tuesday, October 16 against Kansas Christian and a road trip to Manhattan Christian on October 18. Please pray for safety as they travel and compete.
BELTON, MO – September 20, 2016 – The Calvary Men’s Soccer team (1-3-0, 1-2-0 MCCC) picked up their first win of the season against Midwest Christian College Conference opponent, Central Christian College of the Bible (0-5-0, 0-2-0 MCCC), winning the game 4-2.
The Warriors started out the game aggressively on offense, with freshman Noah Wittenbach scoring a header off a cross from Mark Rodenberg in the 5th minute of the game.
They were able to stay in their offensive groove the rest of the first half with Mark Rodenberg scoring two goals in the 31st and 44th minutes. Freshman goalie Tyler Cheslik recorded five saves and kept Central Christian from scoring in the first half.
The Saints came out of halftime fighting and were able to score a goal three minutes into the second half. After they had scored again in the 56th minute, the lead was cut to 3-2. Both teams continued to battle, but in spite of the heat, the Warriors were able to score a late goal via a header from Kameron Wiebe in the 89th minute to seal the victory.
“Yesterday’s match against the Central Christian College of the Bible Saints was Calvary’s best soccer game in quite some time,” said Coach Nichols. “We certainly put a great effort forward, and we praise the Lord for the success in which we had in the match. Soccer is so much more than wins and losses, and we are just really encouraged. I’m excited to see how the guys are growing spiritually and in character. This year our theme is patience, and the Lord is indeed teaching us to be more patient while waiting for Him.”