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Men's Soccer blanks Ashland 6-0 in GLIAC action

Jordan Kalk notched the first SVSU goal of the game against Ashland...
Jordan Kalk notched the first SVSU goal of the game against Ashland...

The Basics

Score: Saginaw Valley 6, Ashland 0
Records: SVSU (4-2, 2-2 GLIAC) | AU (2-3, 1-3 GLIAC)
Location: Braddock Field - University Center, Mich.

UNIVERSITY CENTER, Mich. - The SVSU men's soccer team notched its second straight victory on Sunday (Sep. 18), posting a 6-0 shutout over the Ashland University Eagles in GLIAC action at Braddock Field. 

SVSU got on the board at the 13' mark when Jordan Kalk got a feed from Roderic Green and put it past the Eagle goalkeeper, making the score 1-0. 

Kalk would set up Matt Wilson for the first of his two consecutive goals at the 26' mark for a 2-0 lead. Wilson was then found by Tyler Stephens at the 41' marker to push the lead out to 3-0.

After the half, Max Winterton got in the mix, getting a feed from Wilson to score and make the count 4-0 at the 49' point.

Winterton then put a nice ball to Green at the 63' mark, increasing the lead to 5-0. 

Griffin Parks would score the sixth and final goal for SV, hitting off a corner from Alberto Gangutia for the 6-0 count.

Inside the Boxscore

  • Wilson's two goals give him a team-leading five for the season while his assist gives him four. His 14 points, five goals and four assists all currently lead the GLIAC.
  • Kalk's goal was his fourth while his helper was his first of the early season. 
  • Green now has four goals for the season and his assist marked his second. 
  • Winterton's goal marked the first of his career and his assist was his second of the 2016 season. 
  • Parks had his first goal of the 2016 season. 
  • Stephens and Gangutia each recorded their second assist in the victory.
  • Connor Keane (4-2-0) got the victory over the Eagles, making four saves in his 90 minutes between the posts. 
  • The meeting was the first between the programs since the 2012 season, as Ashland just this year re-instated their men's soccer program.

From Head Coach Andy Wagstaff

"Extremely pleased with the performance and results this weekend. Today for me was particularly satisfying because we played in a style that is more fitting to our characteristics. We possessed the ball very well and created a bunch of chances. I was really happy with how we defended as a whole this weekend and coming away with the shutout. My assistant coaches, Michael Lamb, Luke Ruff and Matt Walker, who work with our team defensively, deserve credit for our team's improvement in that area. Overall, I am very happy with where we are right now as we prepare for a very tough away weekend at Lake Erie and Walsh." 

Up Next...

Saginaw Valley hits the road to Ohio for a pair of weekend GLIAC matches. The men play at Lake Erie Friday (Sep. 23) at 7:00 p.m. before visiting Walsh on Sunday in a 1:00 p.m. matchup. 

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