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Hope College roundup: Men's soccer, volleyball win openers

by WHTC News

MENS SOCCER

Flying Dutchmen Top North Central In Season Opener

Forward Josh Hagene scored two goals to lead the nationally ranked Hope College mens soccer team to a 3-2 win against North Central (Illinois) College Friday night at Van Andel Soccer Stadium.

A crowd of 1,222 saw the Flying Dutchmen win their first match in the Cal Bergsma Memorial Invitational. No. 21 Hope hosts No. 8 Ohio Wesleyan on Saturday, Aug. 30, at 7 p.m. Ohio Wesleyan lost at Calvin College 2-1 on Friday in the other Bergsma tournament match.

Hagene extended Hope's lead to 3-1 in the 54 th minute when he struck from 20 yards out. His shot glanced off the right goalpost and into the net.

The sophomore from Caledonia, Michigan (East Kentwood HS) scored the Flying Dutchmens first goal off a breakaway in the 24 th minute. An assist went to junior David Porte of Mattawan, Michigan (Mattawan HS).

Hagene was one of Hopes top goalscorers last season. He tied for third on the team as a freshman with six goals.

Against North Central, Hopes other goal came from junior forward Preston Jaenichen of Elkhart, Indiana (Concord HS), in the 34 th minute for a 2-0 lead. Junior midfielder Andreas Slette of Holland, Michigan (West Ottawa HS) had the assist.

Junior goalie Ethan Beswick of Grand Haven, Michigan (Grand Haven HS) picked up the win after making two saves.

VOLLEYBALL

No. 4 Flying Dutch Beat No. 7 Wittenberg In Debut

Double-digit kills from two players powered the nationally ranked Hope College volleyball team to a four-set win at No. 7 Wittenberg (Ohio) on Friday in the Flying Dutchs season opener.

The No. 4 Flying Dutch won 25-19, 25-14, 21-25, 25-22 behind 13 kills from two-time NCAA Division III All-American Jenna Grasmeyer and 10 from fellow senior Anna Lynch.

Grasmeyer, an outside hitter from Jenison, Michigan (Hudsonville Unity Christian HS), also recorded 14 digs during Hopes first match in the Courtyard by Marriott National Invitational in Springfield, Ohio.

Lynch, from Lake Odessa, Michigan (Lakewood HS), also chipped in 10 digs.

The Flying Dutch received seven kills apiece from seniors Jillian Sommerville of Plymouth, Michigan (Salem HS) and Amy VanderStoep of Holland, Michigan (West Ottawa HS).

Junior All-American setter Lauren Hazekamp of Fruitport, Michigan (Fruitport HS) dished out 38 assists.

Hope returns to action at Wittenberg's tournament with two matches on Saturday, Aug. 30. The Flying Dutch play No. 5 St. Thomas (Minn.) at 12:30 p.m. Eastern time and Johns Hopkins (Maryland) at 3 p.m.

MENS GOLF

Flying Dutchmen Fifth At Season-Opening Tourney

Two golfers carded 2-over-par 74s to lead the Hope College mens golf team Friday during the first round of the Olivet College Lou Collins Invitational.

The Flying Dutchmen are tied for fifth out of 16 teams heading into the final round on Saturday, Aug. 30, at Bedford Valley Country Club in Battle Creek.

Senior Evan Telzerow of Grand Rapids, Michigan (Forest Hills Northern HS), and junior Paul Bardenhagen of Cedar, Michigan (Leland HS), shared the Flying Dutchmen's low rounds during their season debuts.

Hope also received a 77 from senior Colin Breit of Muskegon, Michigan (Western Michigan Christian HS), a 78 from senior Ben Lanting of Littleton, Colorado (Front Range Christian HS), a 79 from Ben Lewis of Grand Haven, Michigan (Grand Haven HS), and an 80 from junior Kevin Cross of East Grand Rapids, Michigan (East Grand Rapids HS).

Team scores

Owens CC 299, 2. Calvin 300, 3. Wheaton (Illinois) 303, 4. Rochester 304, 5. Hope and Trinity Christian (Illinois) 305, 7. Spring Arbor 307, 8. Madonna 308, 9. Kalamazoo 311, 10. Siena Heights 312, 11. Adrian 320, 12. Trine 322, 13. Olivet 329, 14. Albion 330, 15. Aquinas 321, 16. Kirtland CC 332

WOMENS SOCCER

Flying Dutch Fall To Nationally Ranked Foe

The Hope College women's soccer team dropped its season opener at seventh-ranked Wheaton (Illinois) 4-1 on Friday at the Bob Baptista Invitational.

The Flying Dutch return to action against Carthage (Wisconsin) on Saturday, Aug. 30, at 11:30 a.m. Central time. Carthage lost to Alma 2-0 in Fridays first match.

Junior midfielder Kristin Hazlett of Bay Village, Ohio (Bay HS) opened the match's scoring just 9 minutes, 2 seconds in on an unassisted goal.

Wheaton rebounded with three goals before halftime.