Flying Dutchmen Beat Kalamazoo, Hand Coach Dean Kreps 100th Career Win
The Hope football team delivered head coach Dean Kreps his 100th career win in dramatic fashion Saturday night under the lights.
Two fourth-down conversions in the fourth quarter set up the game’s final 10 points in a 27-17 Flying Dutchmen win against Kalamazoo College.
The victory, coupled with Olivet’s last-second win at Adrian, launched Hope back into Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association (MIAA) title contention.
The Flying Dutchmen (6-2 overall) are tied for second place in the MIAA standings with Adrian. Both teams are 3-1 and trail Albion (5-2, 3-0 MIAA).
Hope finishes league play at Trine on Saturday, Nov. 2 and at home against Albion on Saturday, Nov. 16. Albion plays Olivet and Adrian before facing Hope.
Sophomore receiver Matt Kroll of Grand Haven (Grand Haven HS) snapped a 17-17 tie early in the fourth quarter when he caught a 37-yard touchdown pass from senior quarterback Michael Atwell of Geneseo, Ill. (Geneseo HS).
Kalamazoo tied the score with 17 consecutive points that ended with a 37-yard scoring pass of its own 2 minutes, 45 seconds into the fourth quarter.
Kroll’s clutch catch on fourth-and-6 with 8:57 remaining was the first of two fourth-down conversions late for the Flying Dutchmen.
On Hope’s next possession, Atwell completed a 19-yard pass to junior Taylor Brynaert of Washington (Romeo HS) on fourth-and-10 to the Kalamazoo 14-yard line. Four plays later, senior Evan Finch of Ann Arbor (Pioneer HS) kicked a 31-yard field goal with 2:18 remaining.
Senior running back Shawn Jackson of Comstock Park (Comstock Park HS) rushed for 116 yards and two touchdowns on 35 carries. He scored on a pair of 2-yard run in the first half.
The Hope defense recorded a season-high seven sacks — 2 ½ by senior defensive end Greg Bird of Byron Center (Byron Center HS) and two apiece by junior linebacker Cody Lindemulder of Mulliken (Lakewood HS) and junior defensive lineman Nate Massa of Mason (Williamston HS).
Senior defensive back Adam Drooger of Holland (Holland HS) topped the Flying Dutchmen with 12 tackles.
Flying Dutch Win, Move Into First Place
Senior Raisa Yewah scored two goals as the Hope women’s soccer team blanked host Alma 3-0 on Saturday to move into first place in the league standings.
The Flying Dutch (14-2-1 overall) now have 31 points in Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association (MIAA) play with an 11-2-1 league record. Hope is three points ahead of second-place Calvin, but has played one more league match than the Knights.
Senior goalie Kat Dickson of Grayslake, Ill. (Grayslake Central) earned the shutout with five saves.
Yewah, a forward from East Lansing (Okemos HS), scored in the 15th minute to give the Flying Dutch a 1-0 lead off an assist from junior forward Nora Kirk of Maumee, Ohio (Notre Dame Academy). Yewah headed in a cross from six hours out.
Freshman midfielder Sarah Fazio of Holland (Holland Christian HS) extended Hope’s lead to 2-0 lead in the 68h minute when she finished a corner kick. Junior midfielder Erin Jipping of Holland (West Ottawa HS) had the assist.
Yewah upped her season total to nine goals in the 79th minute by putting home a rebound. Junior forward Lindsey Bieri of Holland (Holland Christian) had the assist.
Hope avenged a 1-0 home loss to Alma on Sept. 24.
Flying Dutchmen Rallies To Top Adrian In Overtime
Junior Cameron Dice scored in double overtime to lift the Hope men’s soccer team to a 2-1 win against visiting Adrian on Saturday at Van Andel Soccer Stadium.
The Flying Dutchmen (12-4-1 overall) netted the last two goals of the match to move into sole possession of second place in the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association (MIAA) standings. They are 8-3 in league play and trail league-leading Calvin by three points.
Dice, a midfielder from Allendale (Hudsonville Unity Christian HS), scored with 1 minute, 18 seconds remaining in the second overtime period. His fourth goal of the season came from 10 yards out off an assist from junior midfielder Tarwo Konbloa of Kentwood (East Kentwood HS).
Hope tied the score at 1-1 in the 76th minute when junior back Logan Sikkenga of Hudsonville (Hudsonville HS) recorded his sixth goal of the season. It was unassisted.
Sophomore Ethan Beswick of Grand Haven (Grand Haven HS) posted three saves for the Flying Dutchmen.
WOMEN’S SWIMMING & DIVING
Flying Dutch Sink Alma 160-63
The Hope women’s swimming & diving team took first in 12 events Saturday to claim a 160-63 win at Alma.
Sophomore Lindsey Wiederhold of Plainwell (Plainwell HS) won the 1,000 freestyle in 11:08.36.
Senior Bethany Schmall of Portage (Portage Central HS) took first in the 200 freestyle in 2:03.44 and the 500 freestyle in 5:31.92.
Freshman Mikalya Freyling of Alton (Grand Rapids South Christian HS) won the 50 freestyle in 26.28.
Sophomore Sarah Sheridan of Richmond, Ind. (Richmond HS) won 1-meter diving by posting a score of 276.6 points and 3-meter diving with a total of 277.80.
Freshman Molly Meyer of South Bend, Ind. (John Adams HS) took first in 100 butterfly in 1:01.97.
Sophomore Klare Northuis of Holland (Holland HS) won the 100 freestyle in 55.05.
Senior Maria Kieft of Spring Lake (Spring Lake HS) took first in the 100 backstroke in 1:02.61.
Sophomore Michelle Hance of Noblesville, Iind. (Noblesville HS) won the 100 breaststroke in 1:11.65.
The Flying Dutch won the 400 medley relay with Kieft, sophomore Jorgie Watson of Grand Rapids (Catholic Central HS), Meyer and Northuis finishing in 4:10.05.
Hope also took first in the 400 freestyle relay. Junior Luisa Burgess of Pittsburgh, Pa. (Taylor Allderice HS), Schmall, sophomore Hannah Larson of Jackson (Jackson HS) and Freyling went 3:50.76.
MEN’S SWIMMING & DIVING
Flying Dutchmen Swim Past Alma
The Hope men’s swimming & diving team won 11 events during a 166-76 win at Alma on Saturday.
Sophomore Duncan Maclean of Grand Rapids (East Grand Rapids HS) won the 1,000 freestyle in 10:50.46.
Freshman Ryan Johnson of Milford (International Academy) took first in the 200 freestyle in 1:50.92.
Freshman Zach Diener of Lake Orion (Lake Orion HS) won the 50 freestyle in 22.23 and 500 freestyle in 5:03.08.
Freshman Jon Maat of Holland (Holland HS) took first in the 200 individual medley in 2:06.91.
Freshman Jean-Luc Miralda of Teguicalpa, Honduras (Honduras American) posted a winning 1-meter diving score of 233.9 points and a first-place, 3-meter one of 234.80.
Senior Jake Hunt of Muskegon (Mona Shores HS) won the 100 butterfly in 56.16.
Freshman Danny Sullivan of Columbus, Ohio, (Upper Arlington HS) took first in 100 freestyle in 57.59.
The Flying Dutchmen took first in the 400 medley relay with Hunt, senior Alexander Perkins of Brighton (Howell HS), sophomore Nathaniel Rommel of Overland Park, Kan., (Blue Valley NW HS) and sophomore Trevor Billinghurst of Spring Lake (Spring Lake HS) posting a time of 3:42.87.
Hope won the 400 freestyle relay as Diener, Hunt, Johnson and senior Andrew Larson of Jackson (Jackson HS) went 3:16.02.
Flying Dutchmen Split Weekend Series With Adrian Gold
The Hope ice hockey team skated past Adrian Gold 3-2 on Saturday at Edge Ice Arena to earn a split of the weekend series.
The Flying Dutchmen (4-2 overall) received goals from three different players to snap a two-game losing streak. Senior forward Justin Glick of Fort Wayne, Ind. (Blackhawk Christian HS) collected one goal and one assist.
Senior goalie Drew Cook of Columbus, Ohio, (Upper Arlington HS) totaled 25 saves for Hope.
On Friday, the Flying Dutchmen lost 3-2 lost 3-2 in overtime to Adrian’s Gold Team on the road
Cook stopped 24 shots for Hope. Junior forward Drew O’Brien of East Grand Rapids (East Grand Rapids HS) and junior defenseman Eric Webb of Portage (Kalamazoo Christian HS) scored for the Flying Dutchmen.