Hope Men's Soccer Knocks Off Second-Place Adrian On Purple Community Day
James Reymann delivered with a big kick, and the Hope College men's soccer team made Purple Community day a clean sweep.
The sophomore from Columbus, Ohio (Worthington Kilbourne HS) converted a first-half penalty kick to give the Flying Dutchmen a 1-0 win against Adrian on Wednesday at Van Andel Soccer Stadium.
Earlier in the afternoon, the Hope women's soccer team beat visiting Olivet 4-1 to begin the event supporting Van Andel Institute's biomedical research and science education.
The Flying Dutchmen (5-11 overall) shut out the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association's second-place team for their second win in a row.
Hope limited the Bulldogs (9-6, 7-4 MIAA) to a total of four shots and just two on goal.
Goalie Blair McCormick of Wadsworth, Illinois (Warren Township) stopped both shots he faced, including one he deflected off the corner of the goal to squelch a potential tiebreaker in the second half. He helped the Flying Dutchmen win their third MIAA match in 11 tries this season.
The left-footed Reymann scored with 11 ½ minutes remaining in the first half after an Adrian foul inside the penalty area gave the Flying Dutchmen a penalty kick.
The victory avenged a 3-0 loss at Adrian earlier this season.
Hope returns to action on Saturday, Oct. 22 with a 3 p.m. homecoming match against Albion at Van Andel Soccer Stadium.