Audio | Live stats | Recap | Box Score

November 13, 2010

Calvin Men's Soccer Wins Penalty Kick Shootout With Dominican 3-1 in Rematch of 2009 Semis

More news about: Calvin men's team

MEN'S SOCCER
NCAA III Tournament Second Round Game
Calvin 1, Dominican 1 (2 OT) - Calvin wins penalty kick shootout 3-1.

By Calvin College Sports Information Student Assistant Derek Neice

GRAND RAPIDS, MI - It's off to the races yet again for the victorious Calvin Knights after a thrilling match that went all the way to a penalty shootout against the Dominican Stars.  The Stars got on the board early on in the second half to take the lead, but Calvin managed to equalize with just under 14 minutes to play and force overtime. 

Two scoreless extra periods then went by, and the Knights clinched a bid to the Round of 16 in penalties as they outscored Dominican 3-1 in that do-or-die situation, with senior keeper Ryan Bratt (Silver Sprong, MD) making three monstrous saves to key the win.

A season ago these same two teams faced each other in the National semifinals, with Calvin emerging victorious late in that contest as well to make the national finals.  Saturday needed similar heroics, and the Knights came from behind to secure the win.

"He [Bratt] just has a gift, and it gave our shooters an opportunity to clinch it," Hughes said of Bratt's big performance on the goal line.  "He reads it and took care of it and he was just huge again."

In the first half both teams played defensive soccer, with Calvin leading the shot column 6-4, but offensive opportunities were certainly limited for both sides.  Dominican did not take long to score once play resumed however as the Stars immediately got down the field and drew a free kick just outside the Calvin box.  Still only 31 seconds into the half [46th minute], Dominican's Michael Kapusta (Bartlett, IL) would put that set piece ball into the back of the net for his team leading 15th goal of the season on a deflection off the Calvin wall.

Trailing for the first time in the game then, the Knights went into a much more aggressive mode, and the offense took over for the remainder of the match.

The equalizer came in the 77th minute off the head of Miles Colago (Anoka, MN), after Colago forced a throw-in for the Knights deep in Dominican territory.  Calvin's Mike Sanderson (Grand Rapids, MI) threw a long ball into the Stars' box, and Colago got his head to the ball, flicking it past the keeper and into the net, his 4th goal of the year.

"The sign of a good team is being able to battle back from adversity and find that tying goal," Hughes said of the come from behind win.  "Dominican is just a phenomenal program and so we're just happy to come away with the win."

Time would run out with Calvin still largely controlling the game, and both overtime periods would also pass without a winning goal.

In penalties, Dominican shot first, with Kapusta getting first blood on a close shot to the corner that Bratt barely missed on saving.  Calvin's Scott Hooker (Hudsonville, MI) then went up and was stuffed by Dominican's Maxwell Gutbrod (Slinger, WI) to put Calvin behind 1-0.  Bratt then came up huge against Dominican's Jeff Atkins (Naperville, IL) on a save that hit his hands and then the crossbar, barely not finding the net.  Calvin's Dan Kmetz (Strongsville, OH) then buried a shot to know the score at 1-1.

Bratt read Ryan Roberts (Elmhurst, IL) of the Stars on the next shot and made an easy-looking save to swing momentum back towards the Knights, and Tyler Vegter (Hudsonville, MI) subsequently put Calvin ahead with a score.  Bratt then made his third save of the shootout on Dominican's Andy Lynch (Hawthorn Woods, IL), and Calvin's Joe Broekhuizen (Grand Rapids, MI) clinched the win with the Knights' third score.

"We're going to focus on the next game now moving forward and the guys are excited," Hughes concluded. 

The Knights will wait to see where they will end up next for the round of 16.  Those next games will take place next weekend.

Thursday, Sep. 21: All times Eastern
M:
2:00 PM
Shaw at Carlow
M:
Final - OT
Mount Ida 2, at Regis (Mass.) 1
Video Box Score Recap Recap
M:
Final
at Southern Vermont 3, Johnson State 2
Video Box Score Recap Recap
M:
Final - 2OT
Heidelberg 3, at Kenyon 2
Video Box Score Recap Live stats
M:
Final - 2OT
Hardin-Simmons 1, at LeTourneau 1
Box Score Recap
M:
6:30 PM
Louisiana College at Howard Payne
M:
Final
at Albertus Magnus 1, SUNY-Purchase 0
Box Score Recap
M:
7:00 PM
Clarks Summit at Williamson
M:
Final
La Verne 4, at Caltech 1
Video Box Score
M:
Final
at Penn State-Behrend 3, Geneva 1
Box Score Recap
M:
7:30 PM
Albany Pharmacy at New Rochelle
M:
Final - OT
Pine Manor 2, at Lesley 1
Video Box Score
M:
Final
Concordia (Wis.) 6, at Marian 1
Box Score Video Recap
M:
Final
Wisconsin Lutheran 5, at Lakeland 2
Video Box Score
M:
8:30 PM
University of the Ozarks at Mary Hardin-Baylor
Video Live stats
M:
9:30 PM
Texas-Tyler at Concordia (Texas)
M:
9:30 PM
Belhaven at Texas-Dallas
M:
9:30 PM
East Texas Baptist at McMurry
W:
1:00 PM
Shaw at Carlow
W:
Final
at Hardin-Simmons 6, LeTourneau 0
Box Score Recap
W:
3:00 PM
Louisiana College at Howard Payne
W:
Postponed
Anna Maria at Lasell
Live stats
W:
Final
at Western Connecticut 7, SUNY-Old Westbury 0
Box Score Recap
W:
6:00 PM
East Texas Baptist at McMurry
W:
6:00 PM
Belhaven at Texas-Dallas
W:
Final
at Mary Hardin-Baylor 4, University of the Ozarks 0
Video Box Score
W:
6:00 PM
Texas-Tyler at Concordia (Texas)
W:
Final
Roger Williams 3, at Emmanuel 0
Box Score Recap
W:
Final - 2OT
Salve Regina 1, at Bridgewater State 0
Video Box Score Recap
W:
Final
Case Western Reserve 4, at Hiram 0
Recap Video Recap Box Score
W:
Final
Cornell 5, at Simpson 0
Box Score
W:
Final
at Illinois Tech 7, Maranatha Baptist 0
Video Box Score Recap
W:
Final - 2OT
UW-Stout 1, at Bethel 1
Friday, Sep. 22: All times Eastern
M:
2:00 PM
Averett at Greensboro
Live stats
M:
3:00 PM
New Paltz State at Oswego State
M:
3:00 PM
Me.-Machias at Maine-Presque Isle
M:
3:00 PM
Buffalo State at Geneseo State
Video Live stats
M:
3:00 PM
Fredonia State at Brockport State
Video Live stats
M:
3:00 PM
Oneonta State at Cortland State
Video
M:
3:00 PM
Neb. Christian at Iowa Wesleyan
M:
Postponed
Salem State at Massachusetts Maritime
M:
4:00 PM
Grace Bible (Mich.) at Maranatha Baptist
Video
M:
6:00 PM
Westfield State at Massachusetts College
Video Live stats
M:
6:00 PM
Covenant at Ferrum
Video
M:
6:00 PM
Centenary (La.) at University of Dallas
Video Live stats
M:
6:00 PM
Chapman at UC Santa Cruz
M:
6:30 PM
Grove City at Carnegie Mellon
Video Live stats
M:
6:30 PM
Nichols at Curry
Video Live stats
M:
7:00 PM
Brandeis at Tufts
Video Live stats
M:
7:00 PM
Centre at Oglethorpe
Video Live stats
M:
7:00 PM
Emmanuel at Norwich
Live stats
M:
8:00 PM
Spalding at Mount St. Joseph
M:
8:00 PM
Schreiner at Southwestern
Video Live stats
M:
8:00 PM
Trinity (Texas) at Texas Lutheran
Video Live stats
M:
8:30 PM
Carleton at Macalester
Video Live stats
M:
8:30 PM
Saint Mary's (Minn.) at Augsburg
Video Live stats Live stats
M:
9:00 PM
Austin at Colorado College
M:
9:00 PM
Linfield at George Fox
M:
10:00 PM
Willamette at Pacific
Video Live stats
W:
3:00 PM
Brockport State at Fredonia State
Video Live stats
W:
3:00 PM
Geneseo State at Buffalo State
Video
W:
3:00 PM
Cortland State at Oneonta State
W:
3:00 PM
Oswego State at New Paltz State
W:
3:00 PM
UC Santa Cruz at Sonoma St.
Live stats
W:
4:00 PM
Huntington at Bluffton
W:
4:00 PM
Centenary (La.) at University of Dallas
Live stats
W:
5:00 PM
Mount Mary at Blackburn
W:
5:30 PM
Neb. Christian at Iowa Wesleyan
W:
5:30 PM
Elmhurst at MacMurray
W:
5:30 PM
Carleton at Macalester
Video Live stats
W:
6:00 PM
Greenville at Rockford
Live stats
W:
6:00 PM
Schreiner at Southwestern
Video Live stats
W:
6:00 PM
Trinity (Texas) at Texas Lutheran
Video Live stats
W:
7:00 PM
Albertus Magnus at Rivier
Live stats
W:
7:00 PM
Carnegie Mellon at Washington and Jefferson
Video Live stats
W:
7:30 PM
Spalding at Asbury
W:
7:30 PM
Westminster (Mo.) at Franklin
Video Live stats
W:
8:00 PM
Rhodes at Millsaps
Video Live stats
Thursday, Sep. 21: All times Eastern
M:
Final - 2OT
Heidelberg 3, at Kenyon 2
Box Score Recap Live stats Video
Thursday, Sep. 21: All times Eastern
W:
Final
at Hardin-Simmons 6, LeTourneau 0
Box Score Recap