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.
One of the best aspects of playing sports, in my opinion, is the opportunity to develop good character qualities and sportsmanship. One can learn a number of lessons through athletics, and those lessons can be applied to life off the court or field as well. That is one of the reasons Calvary has an athletics program! Due to that fact, our coaches work with their players on more than just strategies for winning. One way to measure success in that area is the sportsmanship displayed during the heat of a game. During the conference tournament each year, the Midwest Christian College Conference hands out Sportsmanship Awards. We are pleased to announce that both our men’s soccer team and women’s volleyball team received those awards this fall. Praise the Lord for students who are playing for Him!
One of the places where Calvary’s increased enrollment is most visible is the soccer field. In the past, there were years when we wondered if there would even be enough players to have a team. This year we actually have substitutes for players who need a break or get injured. What a blessing! At this point, the Warriors are still seeking their first win of the season, but Coach Daniel Nichols is seeing improvements in each game. On Tuesday, the team plays at home (613 W Mill, Belton, MO) against Ozark Christian at 4:00 p.m. I know that they would appreciate your support.
2017 Warriors Soccer Team: (Front row, l to r) Seth Bielenberg, Sam Her, Jordan McFarland, Noah Wittenbach, Ben Willis, and Toyosi Ishola; (Middle row) Micah Wildasin, Takuya Takagi, Masaki Ouchi, Nate Her, RiCarlos Hunt, Thomas Elder, Nick Herren, Head Coach Daniel Nichols, and Assistant Coach Josh Suermann; (Back row) Assistant Coach Cameron Vande Velde, Mark Rodenberg, Andrew Busakula, Paulbryant Holyfield, Austin Johnson, Telson Jones, and Marcus Hirsch
Calvary’s soccer team earned their first win of the season last week! They defeated Central Christian College of the Bible by a score of 4-2 with goals from Noah Wittenbach, Mark Rodenberg, and Kameron Wiebe. Their next game is at home on Saturday, October 8. If you would like to come cheer on the team, be advised that the homes games this season are being played at 613 Mill Street in Belton, Missouri. I know Coach Daniel Nichols and the players would appreciate your support!
Goalie Tyler Cheslik watches while Telson Jones (#14) advances the ball.