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Prins Sisters Meet Again In Annual Calvin-Hope Women’s Soccer Match

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

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By Calvin sports information student assistant Andrew Knot

With MIAA archrivals Calvin and Hope squaring off at Hopeís Van Andel Soccer Stadium, Brian and Mary Prins sat at midfield, each wearing black, the most neutral color they could find. 

Thatís not because they didnít have any cheering interest in the game.  If anything, they had too much.  Carly Prins is a senior and the leading goal scorer for the Knights.  Her sister Alexis is a sophomore for the Dutch.  Together, the Prins sisters have brought a little more meaning to the term sibling rivalry.

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Women’s Soccer Comes From Behind To Top Trine 3-1

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

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By Sports Information Student Assistant Derek Neice

After winning big this past weekend by a score of 6-0, Calvin struggled early but held on for a victory Wednesday afternoon as the Knights were able to defeat Trine 3-1.  After a scoreless first half the Thunder jumped on top with a goal, but Calvin managed to retaliate with three of its own to claim the win.

Goals for Calvin came from sophomore Francesca Smith (Bloomington, IN), freshman Paige Rindells (Bloomington, MN), and sophomore Jillian Honderd (Hudsonville, MI).

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Carly Prins Named MIAA Women’s Soccer Player of the Week

Monday, October 11, 2010

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For the first time in her career, Calvin College senior Carly Prins has been named MIAA Player of the Week in women’s soccer. A native of Hudsonville and a graduate of Unity Christian High School, Prins scored three goals, the second hat trick by a player in an MIAA game this season, as the Knights rolled to a 6-0 victory over Adrian Saturday. On the year, Prins is leading Calvin in scoring with 11 points on the strength of five goals and one assist. Calvin returns to action on Wednesday when it hosts Trine at 4 p.m. in a conference match. Calvin is currently 9-2-2 overall and 2-1-1 in league play.

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Women’s Soccer Breaks Loose for 6-0 Win Over Adrian

Saturday, October 09, 2010

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After struggling to score in recent games, the Knights responded with a 6-0 victory over Adrian on Saturday.

The Knights opened the game with intensity, peppering the net with shots in the first three minutes.  Then Carly Prins scored on an unassisted effort, putting the Knights on the board less than two and a half minutes into the game.  Prins would go on to record her first collegiate hat-trick, scoring a goal with three seconds left in the first half and another in the second half. Also scoring for the Knights were freshmen Brittany Hieftje and Paige Rindels and senior Kellie Honderd.

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Women’s Soccer Team Battles Alma to 1-1 Double Overtime Tie

Tuesday, October 05, 2010

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The Calvin women’s soccer team battled Alma to a 1-1 double-overtime tie Tuesday afternoon at Zuidema Field. Calvin outshot the visiting Scots 26-7 but Alma (8-3-1 overall, 2-0-1 MIAA) got on the scoreboard first with a goal in the 15th minute of play. Calvin answered with a goal by senior Elaine Schnabel in the 28th minute of play. Calvin continued to pepper the Alma goal throughout the remainder of the first half but could not come away with the go-ahead score. Scoring chances in the second half as well as overtime were few and far between for both teams. Calvin (8-2-2 overall, 1-1-1 MIAA) will host Adrian on Saturday at noon.

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Women’s Soccer Stung by Hornets - Unbeaten Streak Snapped

Saturday, October 02, 2010

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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.

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Women’s Soccer Opens MIAA Campaign With 3-0 Win Over Saint Mary’s

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

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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.

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Women’s Soccer Team Picks up 4-0 Win at Ohio Wesleyan

Saturday, September 25, 2010

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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. 

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Women’ s Soccer Moves Up to 15th In NSCAA Division III Top 25 Rankings

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

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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.

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Women’s Soccer Battles Augustana to 0-0 Tie in Meeting of Nationally-Ranked Teams

Sunday, September 19, 2010

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ROCK ISLAND, IL Ė 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.

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