by Alan Babbitt
The Hope College men's soccer team aims to extend its win streak on Wednesday at Van Andel Soccer Stadium. The Dave Brandt-coached Flying Dutchmen host Cleary University for a 7 p.m. nonleague match.
Hope is off to a 4-0 start after winning both matches at the Ohio Northern Invitational last weekend. The performance helped the Flying Dutchmen receive their first votes of the season in the United Soccer Coaches NCAA Division III poll and earn honorable mention status.
Cleary enters with a 1-1-1 overall record. The Cougars are from Howell, Michigan and are a member of the NAIA's Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference.
Hope has scored opponents by a 9-1 margin this season. Senior James Reymann of Columbus, Ohio (Worthington Kilbourne HS) and junior Logan Bylsma of Hudsonville, Michigan (Hudsonville HS) top the Flying Dutchmen with three goals apiece.
Photo of Isaac Braak by Steven Herppich