OLIVET, Mich. - It was a big win and sweet revenge for the Trine University men’s soccer team as they defeated Olivet College 4-0 in a game that had been suspended from the previous night. The Thunder are now 11-4-2 on the season and 7-4-1 in the conference. With the win, the Thunder move into third place in the conference, one point ahead of Olivet.
Trine and Olivet began play last night but the game was stopped twice due to lightening until the game was finally postponed and rescheduled for this afternoon. Olivet had been leading 1-0 but the slate was wiped clean for today’s match.
The Thunder put home the first goal in the 31st minute when senior Foster Webb (Auburn, Ind./Dekalb ) fired a shot from three yards out and into the near post. Fellow senior Femi Adediji (Cedar Park, Tex./Vista Ridge) had the assist on the goal.
Trine would break the game open in the second half as they would score three goals in a 20 minute span. Adediji got in on the scoring action first as he buried home senior Sean Sullivan’s (Brighton, Mich./Brighton) shot that rebounded off the post. Just two minutes later sophomore David Duquette (Wilmington, Ohio/Wilmington) received the ball from senior Danny Coppola (South Lyon, Mich./South Lyon) and fired off a shot from eight yards out scoring his second goal of the season.
Junior Jordan Diemer (Byron Center, Mich./Unity Christian) finished off the Comets when he scored off as corner kick from freshman Karston Shephard (Plainfield, Ind./Plainfield). Diemer’s goal was his first of the season.
Olivet had their chances to score as both teams tallied 11 shots on the after, but senior goalkeeper Nick Thon once again played tough. Thon made eight saves on the day while upping his team record to 11 shutouts on the year.
Trine will finish off their road season as they travel to Adrian College for a 7:00 p.m. match on October 28.