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Men's Soccer Pushes Past Pumas for 3-1 Victory

Jordan Kalk moved into a tie atop the SVSU record books with his 39th career goal against the Pumas...
Jordan Kalk moved into a tie atop the SVSU record books with his 39th career goal against the Pumas...

The Basics

Score: #21 Saginaw Valley 3, St. Joseph's 1
Records: SVSU (2-0-0) | SJC (0-2-0)
Location: Braddock Field - University Center, Mich.

UNIVERSITY CENTER, Mich. - The 21st-ranked Saginaw Valley State University men's soccer team upped its 2016 record to 2-0-0 overall after posting a 3-1 non-conference regional victory over the St. Joseph's College Pumas on Sunday (Sep. 4) afternoon at Braddock Field. 

The Cardinals fell behind early after a goal by the Pumas' Peter Munro at the 14' minute mark of the contest.

SV responded at the 36' point when Matt Wilson put a ball towards the front of the net and Jordan Kalk tapped it across the line for the home team's first goal and the 1-1 tie.

Just five minutes later at the 41' point, Tobee Oyeleye got on the board with a goal off a nice feed from Max Winterton to extend the lead to 2-1. That's where the lead would remain heading into the halftime break.

Shortly into the second, Roderic Green put a shot towards the goal that missed just left, but Wilson was there to knock it past the Puma goalkeeper for his first goal of the season, making the score 3-1.

That's what proved to be the final, as Saginaw Valley secured the victory after keeping its opponents off the scoresheet for the final 75:28 of play. 

Inside the Boxscore

  • Kalk's goal was his second of the season, as his 39 career goals now tie him with Tyler Channell atop the Cardinal record books for career goals. 
  • Oyeleye and Wilson each notched their first goals of the season as well in the contest, with Oyeleye's proving to be the game-winner.
  • Winterton registered his first career assist in an SVSU uniform.
  • Green's helper was also his first for SVSU.
  • Connor Keane allowed a goal on three shots faced and imroved his record to 2-0-0 overall for Saginaw Valley.
  • The Cardinals owned the advantage in shots (25-3) and shots on goal (9-2).
  • SVSU had 13 corner kicks in comparison to none for the Pumas.

Up Next...

The Cardinals are off until Sunday (Sep. 11) when they square-off against the Northwood University Timberwolves on the road in a 3:30 p.m. contest. The game will be played on the campus of Northwood.  

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