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.
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.
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.