Women’s soccer improves to 5-1-1
The women’s soccer team took on the Belles of St. Mary’s last Wednesday, finishing in a draw with neither team netting any goals. Calvin had a 21-9 shot advantage and had 13 shots on frame. The Knights had two major shots on goal in the closing minutes of the game.
The Knights had three shots on goal in the last 10 minutes of play with a shot by first year student Kailey Jo and two shots by senior Kelly Koets. St. Mary’s goalie Chanler Rosenbaum was able to deflect a shot over the crossbar and push one past the far post.
Calvin outshot the Belles 7-0 in the two overtime periods but were unable to net a goal. Senior keeper Ashton Hearn had four saves in the goal.
On Saturday, the Knights hosted Albion. Calvin won 5-1. They got off to a quick lead with a goal by senior Heidi Scholten in the second minute of the game. Koets tapped in a cross from sophomore Paige Capel in the 22nd minute.
Sophomore Taylor TenHarmsel scored back to back goals less than three minutes apart. The first was a pass off sophomore Jenna Bouwer and the second off a pass by Scholten.
The Knights led 4-0 at the half with a 14-0 shot advantage. Calvin added a fifth goal with Scholten passing a shot to Bouwer for her first goal of the season. In the 83rd minute, the Britons scored their only goal when they caught freshman goalie Emily Lawson out of the box.
Calvin outshot Albion 26-6. Lawson, the substitute goalie, had three saves on net.
The Knights play again on Saturday when they host Kalamazoo at noon.