Men's Soccer Historic Season Ends in NCAA Regional Semifinals

Men's Soccer Historic Season Ends in NCAA Regional Semifinals

CLEVELAND, Ohio – The No. 4 Calvin men's soccer team scored three goals in the final 19 minutes to defeat  Penn State Behrend 4-1 in the NCAA Division III Regional Semifinals held at Case Western Reserve University on Friday night.

Final Score: No. 4 Calvin 4, Penn State Behrend 1

Records: Penn State Behrend (16-4-2), No. 4 Calvin (19-1)

Key Moments:

* Calvin punches its ticket into the NCAA Regional Championships with its 13th straight win
* All five goals were scored in the second half, with the Knights scoring first in the 48th minute
* Hunter Olsen scored his 12th goal of the season with a shot that deflected off the defense with 2:55 gone in the second half
* The Lions tallied the equalizer in the 62nd minute. Nick McKee (Bridgeville, PA/South Fayette) chipped a ball into the box for Aaron Harris (Washington, PA/McGuffey), who finished the one-on-one opportunity
* Logan Brinsky (Pittsburgh, PA/Peters Township) sent a shot wide on a one-touch left footer in the 71st minute for a close Behrend opportunity
* Calvin tallied three goals over a seven-minute span on counter attacks to take a 4-1 lead with 11 minutes left to play
* In the first half, the Knights hit the cross bar on a direct kick from 12 yards out and then had a penalty kick stopped by Chris Ralph (Murrysville, PA/Franklin Regional) in the 16th minute to keep it scoreless
* Nick Schwarzel (South Park, PA/South Park) had a team save for the Lions in the 54th minute off a header by Drew Van Andel
* Ralph made eight saves on 13 shots taken on goal
* Behrend finishes the season with a 16-4-2 record