Calvin captures 2OT win to move on
Dolan had five saves for the Knights, who finished with 20 shots
REDLANDS, Calif. -- For the second time in three years, Calvin is headed back to the NCAA III Final Four. The Knights captured a quarterfinal match against Texas-Tyler in improbable fashion Saturday night, winning 3-2 in double-overtime.
Calvin overcame a one-goal deficit despite playing a man short because of a red card given to a Calvin player in the 83rd minute of play. Undaunted, Calvin came back to tie the game with just 4:26 left in regulation on a shot by senior Brad Heethuis on a scramble in the goalmouth.
Neither team scored in the first overtime but in the second extra 10-minute session, junior Chris Nance sent a corner kick into the box that was deflected to the feet of junior midfielder Trevor Bushhouse who made no mistake in rifling in the “golden goal” that lifted the Knights to victory.
Calvin (18-5-2) took a 1-0 lead in the first half on an acrobatic kick by freshman Travis Vegter in the 35th minute of play but Texas-Tyler (17-3-2) came back to tie the game on a long throw-in and header inside the far post by Elijah Shipman in the 40th minute.
Texas-Tyler then took a 2-1 lead on a goal in the 63rd minute by Chris Powell.
Calvin then began to press for the tying goal but fell a man short when a Knight was awarded a red card inside of 10 minutes.
Calvin finished the game with a 20-15 shots at goal advantage. Junior goalkeeper Michael Dolan had five saves for the Knights.