Saturday, October 02, 2010
KALAMAZOO - The nationally-ranked Calvin women’s soccer team saw its eight-game unbeaten streak come to an end on Saturday as Kalamazoo College handed Calvin a 1-0 defeat. Kalamazoo stung the Knights early as Stephanie Verbeek ripped in a shot six minutes into the match. The goal was just the second allowed by the Calvin defense all year. Calvin then begin to mount pressure, outshooting the Hornets 8-4 in the first half including 7-1 over the final 25 minutes of the first half. Calvin continued to pressure in the second half but could not find the back of the net as Kalamazoo claimed the conference win. Calvin finished the game with a 14-7 shots at goal advantage and had nine corner kicks but Kalamazoo goalkeeper Courtney McCoy had seven saves. Calvin freshman goalkeeper Ashton Hearn had two saves for Calvin in defeat. Calvin (8-2-1 overall, 1-1-0 MIAA) returns to action on Tuesday when it hosts Alma at 5 p.m. at Calvin’s Zuidema Field.
Wednesday, September 29, 2010
The 12th-ranked Calvin women’s soccer team opened MIAA play on Wednesday with a 3-0 win over the visiting Belles of Saint Mary’s in a match played at Calvin’s Zuidema Field. With the win, Calvin stretches its unbeaten streak to eight games. The Knights are 8-1-1 overall. Senior Elaine Schnabel and sophomore Jillian Honderd provided all of the scoring punch for Calvin in the win as Honderd scored a goal in the first half off an assist from Schnabel with Schnabel scoring Calvin’s second goal just 36 seconds later off a pass from Honderd. Honderd struck again just 33 seconds into the second half, whipping in a shot after receiving a lead pass from Schnabel. Calvin finished the game with a 27-2 shots at goal advantage. Freshman goalkeeper Ashton Hearn went the distance in nets for the Knights to gain the shutout victory. Calvin will travel to Kalamazoo on Saturday for a match slated to start at noon.
Saturday, September 25, 2010
DELAWARE, OH - The nationally-ranked Calvin women’s soccer team improved to 7-1-1 overall with a 4-0 victory at Ohio Wesleyan University Saturday afternoon. Ranked 15th nationally, the Knights now have a seven-game unbeaten streak. Calvin took a 1-0 halftime lead on a corner kick goal by senior Lauren Heyboer that deflected in off the goalkeeper’s hands. The Knights then broke loose with second half goals from senior Carly Prins and freshmen Brittany Hieftje and Paige Rindels. Calvin outshot Ohio Wesleyan 25-5. Freshman goalkeeper Ashton Hearn went the distance in nets to record the shutout victory. Hearn was credited with one save. Calvin will host St. Mary’s on September 29 at 4 p.m. in the MIAA opener for both teams.
Tuesday, September 21, 2010
The Calvin women’s soccer team have moved up five spots in this week’s National Soccer Coaches Association Division III Top 25 poll. The Knights are ranked 15th after being ranked 20th a week ago. Calvin is currently 6-1-1 overall and will carry a six-match unbeaten streak into a Saturday contest at Ohio Wesleyan slated to start at 3 p.m. A week ago, Calvin defeated non-conference rival Chicago 1-0 and then fought 10th-ranked Augustana (IL) to a 0-0 double-overtime time Saturday night in Rock Island, Illinois.
Sunday, September 19, 2010
ROCK ISLAND, IL – In a rematch of a national semi-quarterfinal NCAA III Tournament game from a year ago, Calvin and Augustana (IL) battled to a 0-0 double-overtime tie. Both teams came into the contest nationally-ranked as host Augustana was ranked 10th in the most recent Division III Coaches Top 25 poll while Calvin came in ranked 20th in the same poll.
Tuesday, September 14, 2010
(written by Calvin sports information student assistant Derek Neice)
For the first time since 2006, Calvin emerged victorious Tuesday afternoon over the University of Chicago, as the Knights outlasted the Maroons 1-0 in a match that went right down to the final seconds of regulation. Freshman winger Brittany Hieftje (Holland, MI) scored the lone goal of the match, her third of the year, in the 30th minute of play. Calvin keeper Ashton Hearn (Port Huron, MI), another freshman, recorded her 6th shutout of the year while also tallying 8 saves against the Maroons. Ranked 20th in the most recent set of Division III Top 25 rankings released by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America, Calvin is now 6-1-0 on the year.
Saturday, September 11, 2010
Calvin snapped a six-game losing streak against non-conference rival Wheaton (IL) Saturday afternoon, defeating the Thunder 1-0 at Calvin’s Zuidema Field. The victory is Calvin’s first against Wheaton in women’s soccer since a 1-0 win in 1998 at Calvin. The victory was also the first for Calvin head coach Mark Recker against Wheaton (4-1-0) which came into Saturday’s game ranked 14th in the latest NSCAA Division III Top 25 poll.
Sophomore Francesca Smith (Bloomington, IN/Bloomington South HS) provided the only scoring of the game as she ripped a left-footed shot from the 20-yard line into the far corner of the net just over seven minutes into the second half. Smith’s blast was set up by a nifty lead pass from senior Carly Prins (Hudsonville/Unity Christian HS) who drew an assist on the play.
Friday, September 10, 2010
(Written by Sports Information Student Assistant Derek Neice)
Calvin upped its record to 4-1 on the year Friday evening early on in the 2010 campaign as the Knights rolled to a 2-0 victory over DePauw University. A young team with key senior leadership, Calvin has looked composed and has shown a lot of talent thus far this year, and Friday’s match was no different. Calvin received a late first half goal from freshman Brittany Hiefje and added another goal in the second half off the foot of senior Stephanie Malburg. Calvin will host Wheaton on Saturday at 5 p.m.
Wednesday, September 08, 2010
LIVONIA - Calvin upped its season record to 3-1-0 with a 3-0 non-conference victory at Madonna University Wednesday afternoon. The Knights dominated play, particularly in the first half when they scored all three goals. Calvin received goals from Jillian Honderd, Carly Prins and Brittany Hieftje in the win. Freshman Ashton Hearn went the distance in nets for the Knights to record her third shutout victory of the year. Calvin will now prepare for a busy weekend as it will host DePauw University on Friday in a game slated to start at 5 p.m. at Zuidema Field. The setting will be the same on Saturday afternoon when the Knights host nationally-ranked Wheaton (IL) at 5 p.m.
Saturday, September 04, 2010
ST. LOUIS, MO - Calvin got back on the winning track with a 1-0 victory over Wisconsin-Eau Claire Saturday afternoon on the campus of Washington University. After a scoreless first half, Calvin turned the tempo up a notch in the second half, outshooting the Bluegolds 11-3. Calvin’s offensive surge finally paid off in the 77th minute of play when sophomore Francesa Smith (Bloomington, IN/Bloomington South HS) received a crafty heel flick pass from senior Elaine Schnabel (Chesterton, IN/Chesterton HS) and deposited a shot into a wide-open net.« First < 12 13 14 15 16 > Last »