Saturday, November 02, 2013
By Mark DeHaan
Calvin women’s soccer traveled to Olivet on Saturday to face the Comets. The Knights entered the contest at 11-2-1 in the MIAA and 14-2-2 overall while Olivet was 4-10-0 in the league and 7-10-0 overall. Calvin claimed a hard-fought 1-0 victory, and with the win and a Hope 2-0 win over Kalamazoo, set up a big matchup against Hope at Calvin on Monday. Calvin and Hope are both tied for first place with 37 points apiece. Alma continues to remain one point behind with 36 points. A win by either Calvin or Hope would give either school the outright title. A Calvin-Hope tie and an Alma win however would allow Alma to slip past both schools and claim the outright MIAA title for its own. Monday’s game against Hope is scheduled to begin at 3 p.m.
Thursday, October 31, 2013
Calvin senior Ashton Hearn has been named to the Capital One Academic All-District team in women’s soccer. Hearn is now eligible for Capital One Academic All-America consideration. Calvin is a member of District 6 which includes the states of Michigan, Wisconsin and Minnesota. A native of Port Huron and a graduate of Port Huron Northern High School, Hearn is now eligible for Capital One Academic All-America consideration. A goalkeeper, Hearn has fashioned a won-loss record of 13-2-2 this fall along with a goals-against-average of 0.74. She has five shutouts to her career this fall. Hearn has 28 career shutouts and an overall won-loss record of 48-12-5. She has helped the Calvin women’s soccer team move into a share of first place in the MIAA standings with a 11-2-1 conference mark and an overall record of 14-2-2. The Knights are currently ranked 25th in the most recent Division III Top 25 poll conducted by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America. Hearn is a speech pathology major at Calvin and has been a regular member of the MIAA Academic Honor Roll and Calvin Dean’s List. 2013-14 Capital One Academic All-District® Men’s and Women’s Soccer Teams, selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America, have been released to recognize the nation’s top student-athletes for their combined performances athletically and in the classroom. Capital One has been the entitlement rights holder to CoSIDA’s Academic All-America teams programs since 2011.
Wednesday, October 30, 2013
By Mark DeHaan
Calvin women’s soccer played host to Kalamazoo on Wednesday evening. The Knights entered the contest three points behind Hope in the conference standings, and with the win, would tie up the Flying Dutch for the MIAA lead as Hope was not in action. Calvin defeated the Hornets 4-0 at Kalamazoo earlier this season, and with a 2-1 win at Zuidema Field on Wednesday, swept the season series.Calvin moves into a tie with Hope at the top of the MIAA standings with the win, improving to 11-2-1 in the conference and 14-2-2 overall. Kalamazoo falls to 6-8-0 in league play and 7-10-0 overall. The Knights return to action on Saturday when they travel to Olivet for a noon matchup against the Comets.
Saturday, October 26, 2013
ADRIAN - A sudden strike by Sam Barker stunned the Calvin women’s soccer team and snapped the 12-game unbeaten streak by the Knights. A senior striker for Adrian, Barker scored with 8:42 left in regulation to lift the host Bulldogs to a 1-0 victory over Calvin. The Adrian win knocks Calvin out of first place in the MIAA standings as Hope moves three point ahead of Calvin in the league table. Hope has played one additional league game than Calvin. The Knights could still control their own destiny for at least a share of the league title but would need to win their remaining three league games including a November 4 home game against Hope. In addition, the four-team MIAA Tournament has already been set with Calvin, Hope, Adrian and Alma all qualifying. The only thing left to determine is the MIAA regular season champion and the seeding for the upcoming tournament.
Tuesday, October 22, 2013
ALBION - For nearly 75 minutes, the Albion defense proved to be a brick wall. But once the Calvin women’s soccer team found an opening, the wall tumbled down as Knights gained a 3-0 victory to remain on top of the MIAA standings. Sophomore Paige Capel (Hudsonville/Unity Christian HS) scored two goals inside the final 16 minutes of play including the eventual game-winner with 15:43 left on the clock. Capel’s initial goal came Calvin a 1-0 advantage and the lead swelled to 2-0 when sophomore Taylor Ten Harmsel (Holland/Holland Christian HS) slammed home a penalty kick just over two minutes later to give the Knights breathing room. Capel then scored her team-leading 11th goal of the year with 4:40 to complete the scoring. Now ranked 16th by D3soccer.com and 17th by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America, Calvin improves to 13-1-2 overall and to 10-1-1 in the MIAA. It marks the fourth consecutive year that Calvin has hit the double-digit plateau in conference victories.The Knights held a commanding 26-2 shots at goal advantage including 9-0 in the first half. One of Albion’s two shots came shortly before Ten Harmsel’s penalty kick goal with Calvin senior goalkeeper Ashton Hearn (Port Huron/Port Huron Northern HS) making the key save. Hearn collected her 28th collegiate shutout in the victory. Calvin will now prepare for a key Saturday matchup at Adrian scheduled to begin at noon at Adrian’s Docking Stadium.
Saturday, October 19, 2013
By Mark DeHaan
Coming off a tie against the top-ranked team in the country this past Tuesday, the 18th ranked Calvin women’s soccer team looked to continue its undefeated streak against the Belles of Saint Mary’s. Since a 3-2 loss against Alma to open up their MIAA season, the Knights have gone 8-0-2, tying #1 Wheaton and Saint Mary’s. Calvin was in no mood to tie on Saturday as the Knights recorded a 3-0 victory over the visiting Belles. The win boosts Calvin back into sole possession of first place in the MIAA standings, one point ahead of second place Alma. Calvin is 12-1-2 overall and 9-1-1 in the MIAA. Scoring goals for the Knights were seniors Danielle Carter and Kelly Koets and sophomore Taylor Ten Harmsel.
Tuesday, October 15, 2013
WHEATON, IL – In a matchup of nationally-ranked teams, Calvin battled non-conference rival Wheaton (IL) to a 2-2 double-overtime draw. Wheaton entered the match ranked number-one in the country while Calvin came in ranked 21st. Calvin is now 3-0-2 in overtime games. Calvin used a come-from-behind effort to tie the game as the Knights battled back from a 2-0 second half deficit. Senior Heidi Scholten and sophomore Paige Capel scored Calvin’s second-half goals. Calvin will now turn its attention to a Saturday match against a tough Saint Mary’s team scheduled to begin at noon. In the first meeting of the year between the two teams, the Knights and Belles battled to a 0-0 double-overtime tie.
Saturday, October 12, 2013
By Mark DeHaan
Calvin women’s soccer hosted the Thunder of Trine on Saturday afternoon. The 18th ranked Knights entered the contest at 7-1-1 in the MIAA and atop the conference while Trine came in at 1-8-0 in league play. Calvin defeated the Thunder earlier this season 4-0 at Trine. On Saturday, Calvin again downed the Thunder, earning a 3-1 win. Seniors Heidi Scholten and Paige Rindels along with sophomore Paige Capel all scored goals for the Knights in the win. Calvin moves to 11-1-1 and 8-1-1 in conference with the win, while Trine falls to 2-10-0 overall and 1-9-0 in the MIAA. The Knights now look forward to a tough non-conference contest against the #1 Thunder of Wheaton College when they travel to Wheaton on Tuesday evening. Calvin’s game against the Thunder is scheduled for 7 p.m. (CST)
Tuesday, October 08, 2013
The nationally-ranked Calvin women’s soccer team took over sole possession of first place in the MIAA standings with a dramatic 3-2 sudden-death overtime victory over Alma College Tuesday at Calvin’s Zuidema Field. Calvin now holds a one-point edge over Alma in the MIAA standings after the win. Calvin trailed 2-0 at halftime but scored three unanswered goals all of the feet of freshman Kailey Jo (Grand Rapids/Grand Rapids Christian HS) to gain the win including the game winner with 3:57 left in the second overtime. Jo tied the game 2-2 on a goal off a corner kick play with just 3:52 left in regulation. Senior Danielle Carter (DeWitt/DeWitt HS) set up Calvin’s first goal, ripping a shot with just under 20 minutes to play that Jo redirected into the net. Ranked 18th nationally, Calvin improves to 10-1-1 overall and to 7-1-1 in the MIAA while Alma dips to 7-5-0 overall and 7-2-0 in the MIAA. Calvin is now 3-0-1 in overtime games this year and will host Trine on Saturday at noon.
Saturday, October 05, 2013
Story By Mark DeHaan - Photo by Dan Vos
The Calvin women’s soccer team traveled to Holland on Saturday to face the Flying Dutch of Hope College. In the final game of the first half of the conference schedule, the Knights claimed a come-from-behind 2-1 victory at Van Andel Stadium behind a pair of goals from sophomore Paige Capel. Calvin improves to 9-1-1 overall and 6-1-1 in the MIAA while Hope moves to 8-2-1 and 5-2-1 in conference play. The Knights now look forward to Tuesday when they host the Scots of Alma. Earlier this season, Calvin lost to Alma in its MIAA opener 3-2.< 1 2 3 4 > Last »