Crimson Wave Athletics
Calumet College of St. Joseph
2400 New York Ave. Whiting, IN 46394
Things got off to a fast start for CCSJ as Nick Barango poked the ball away from the right back of Siena Heights to put CCSJ up 1-0 just 18 seconds into the game. This marks the fastest goal scored in CCSJ history. Possession became the strength for CCSJ as began to slow the game down. The first half came to a close 1-0 in favor CCSJ.
The second half was a similar story for the Crimson Wave as they moved the ball well around the field. Siena Heights nearly evened the odds after a shot off of the cross bar and then Sophomore Johnathan Brenner made a great save off of the rebound to keep the clean sheet for CCSJ. Senior Manny Awuku put in the second goal for the Crimson Wave after a cross in from Stewart Thur that found the back of the net. Stewart Thur earned the All-Invitational Team honors.
“It was great to get the result today from a quality team in Siena Heights. I give a lot of credit to them as they played a good game against us. I was very proud of how we were able to rebound from a poor outing the day before. The guys are starting to gel and it’s showing. We also had a great defensive effort from our back line,” said Coach Olson.
The Crimson Wave men’s soccer team will return to action next Saturday when they travel up to Iowa to take on Briar Cliff University.
CCSJ will start the 2014 campaign with the 8th annual Crimson Wave Invitational where they will face Clarke University at 2:00 pm on August 30th. The invitational will conclude on August 31st with the consolation and championship games. This year’s invitational will mark the first of nine home games.
The Crimson Wave will travel nine times this season including four non-conference trips to Briar Cliff, William Penn, Grace and Marian University. The men will kick off their eleven game CCAC schedule against Robert Morris University on the road September 24th at 6:00 pm. CCSJ’s CCAC schedule also included Cardinal Stritch University and Olivet Nazarene University who both ended the 2013 season receiving votes in the Men’s Soccer Coaches’ Postseason Top 25 Poll.
The Crimson Wave finished last season 9-10 overall and 5-6 in the CCAC earning a spot in the post season for the first time in program history.
“I’m really excited about how our schedule shaped up this year. We are coming off our best season in the program’s history and definitely want to continue moving forward. Our goal this year was to schedule the best opponents we could find to get us ready for a very competitive conference season.” Said Head Coach Justin Olson