Score: #18 Saginaw Valley State 2 - Tiffin 0
Records: SVSU (13-2-0, 11-1-0 GLIAC) | TU (8-6-2, 6-6-0 GLIAC)
Location: Paradiso Fields - Tiffin, Ohio
TIFFIN, Ohio - The nationally 18th-ranked SVSU men's soccer team traveled to Ohio to begin the team's last road trip of the 2015 regular season. First up was Tiffin University in a Friday (Oct. 23) afternoon matchup. The Cardinals built a 2-0 first half lead and would maintain that advantage throughout the contest, sealing a two-goal victory to claim their 13th victory of the season.
The first score came at the 35:01 mark of the first half when Tyler Channell made good on a penalty kick to notch a goal and give the visitors a 1-0 lead.
Just over a minute later with 36:10 showing on the clock, Jordan Kalk pushed the lead to 2-0 when he found the back of the net with a score of his own.
SVSU's defense was able to fend-off nine Dragon shots overall and goalkeeper Alexandre Bouillennec made five saves to keep the clean sheet in-tact and preserve the victory.
Inside the Boxscore
- Kalk's goal gives him 19 on the season and Channell now has 17 for the Cardinals. The two were first and second in the nation in goals scored, respectively, heading into today's match.
- Channell now has 47 points and Kalk 41. The two were first and second in the nation in those categories as well heading into play this afternoon.
- Bouillennec's (13-2-0) got the shutout in the contest, which marks his fourth blanking of the 2015 season between the posts.
- Saginaw Valley posted a 16-9 shot advantage in the match, putting half of those 16 attempts on-goal.
- The Cardinals are one win away from matching last year's win total of 14 (14-5-2).
- SVSU entered the weekend ranked #2 in the Midwest Region rankings with a 12-1-0 record in NCAA Division II play.
- SVSU is on a season-high six game win streak.
- Saginaw Valley remains atop the GLIAC standings, holding the head-to-head with Northwood as both teams are 11-1 in league play.
- The win over Tiffin makes it 56 for this year's senior class, now the winningest class in program history after besting last year's record of 55.
From SVSU Head Coach Andy Wagstaff
From SVSU Assistant Coach Michael Lamb
Up Next for the Cardinals...
Saginaw Valley travels to play the University of Findlay in a Sunday (Oct. 25) afternoon match. First kick is set for noon at DeHaven Field. The Oilers (9-5-1, 7-4-1) are coming off a 3-0 home loss at the hands of Northwood University on Friday afternoon.