No. 24-Ranked Hope Men's Soccer Tops Albion
Logan Sikkenga recorded his first two goals of the season to help the Hope men's soccer team defeat Albion College 3-1 on Wednesday.
The junior back from Hudsonville (Hudsonville HS) scored twice in the first 25 minutes to give the No. 24-ranked Flying Dutchmen a 2-0 halftime lead.
Sikkenga's first goal came off a header in the 14th minute with an assist from senior Jason Muller of Petoskey (Petoskey) on a corner kick.
Sikkenga struck again at 24:28 when he headed in a throw-in from senior Grant Neil of Holland (West Ottawa HS).
Muller added his fourth goal of the season in the 64th minute to push Hope's lead to 3-0. Junior midfielder Cameron Dice of Allendale (Hudsonville Unity Christian) had the assist.
Goalie Ethan Beswick of Grand Haven (Grand Haven HS) made six saves for Hope, which improved to 5-2-1 overall and 1-1 in Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association (MIAA) record.
The Flying Dutchmen return to action on Saturday, Sept. 28, when they host Trine University. Kickoff is 7 p.m. at Van Andel Soccer Stadium.