Thursday, October 25, 2012
KALAMAZOO – The Calvin women’s soccer team battled Kalamazoo into overtime Thursday night at Kalamazoo’s Mackenzie Field. The Hornets were not to be denied on senior day, as senior Jackie Short scored her 16th goal of the season, defeating the Knights seven minutes into the first overtime.Calvin outshot Kalamazoo 15-14 in the contest. The Knights also held the advantage in corner kicks 10-7. Calvin had three good chances in the game. The first coming form freshmen Paige Capel, who shot toward the far post, only to be saved by Kalamazoo goalkeeper Lucy Mailing. The second came from sophomore Elle Burman, who sent a chip shot far post in the 35th minute that was tipped over the crossbar by Mailing. The final great scoring chance came with two minutes to go in regulation. Junior Kelly Koets got a head on a corner kick sent by freshmen Sydney Kinney. The shot sailed just over the crossbar. Calvin still sits atop the MIAA with 31 points. Hope and Kalamazoo sit with 29 points while Adrian has 28. All teams have two more regular season games remaining. Calvin returns to action Saturday when it hosts the Flying Dutch of Hope College. The game is slated to start at noon at Calvin’s Zuidema Field.
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
ALBION - The Calvin women’s soccer team rolled to a 9-0 win at Albion Tuesday afternoon to move to 11-3-1 overall and to 10-2-1 in the MIAA. Calvin remains in sole possession of first place in the MIAA standings. Calvin led 4-0 at halftime and never looked back. Junior Danielle Carter and freshman Christina Drost had two goals apiece. Also scoring for the Knights were seniors Francesca Smith and Liz Cancel, juniors Heidi Scholten and Kelly Koets and freshman Sydney Kinney. Goalkeepers Ashton Hearn, Lauren Merz and Leesha Gunnink combined on the shutout for the Knights. Calvin will continue a busy week on Thursday, traveling to Kalamazoo for a 7 p.m. contest.
Saturday, October 20, 2012
By Mark DeHaan
Calvin women’s soccer looked to stay atop the MIAA as it hosted the Belles of Saint Mary’s Saturday afternoon. With a 1-1 tie between Hope and Adrian earlier in the day, the Knights did just that as it played to a dominating, yet somewhat disappointing, 1-1 draw against Saint Mary’s.Calvin still sits two points ahead of Hope in the MIAA as Hope also played to a draw today against Adrian. The Knights are now 9-2-1 in conference and 10-3-1 overall while Saint Mary’s moves to 11-3-2 overall and 8-3-1 in the MIAA. Calvin now looks forward to Tuesday when it will travel to Albion to take on the Britons. The game is slated to start at 4 p.m.
Thursday, October 18, 2012
The first set of NCAA III regional rankings have been released for fall sports teams and three of Calvin’s teams are in the fall regional rankings. In women’s volleyball, Calvin is the top-ranked team in the Great Lakes Region with Wittenberg ranked second and Hope third. In men’s soccer, Calvin is ranked fourth in the Central Region rankings with Dominican ranked number-one, Wheaton ranked second and Illinois Wesleyan fourth. North Park is ranked fifth and Olivet sixth. In women’s soccer, Calvin is ranked sixth in the Central Region rankings. Aurora is the top-ranked team in the region followed by Wheaton in second, Washington University (Mo.) in third, Augustana in fourth and the University of Chicago in fifth. The NCAA regional rankings are used to help determine seeding and qualifiers for the NCAA III Championships later in November.
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
By Mark DeHaan
With an important conference game against Saint Mary’s looming on Saturday, the Calvin women’s soccer team had to first focus on its matchup with Olivet Wednesday afternoon. In their meeting earlier this year, the Knights defeated the Comets 1-0 on a second half goal. This game would also be determined in the second half as the Knights scored three goals in the final fifteen minutes of regulation to earn a 3-0 victory. With the win, Calvin stays atop the MIAA standings at 9-2 in conference while moving to 10-3 overall. The loss drops Olivet to 2-10 in MIAA play and 2-14 overall. The Knights now look forward to Saturday when they will host the Belles of Saint Mary’s at 2:30. The Belles are 8-3 in conference and are fourth in the MIAA standings.
Saturday, October 13, 2012
GRAND RAPIDS – In a matchup of the top two teams in the MIAA, Calvin outlasted Alma, defeating the Scots 1-0 on a rainy afternoon at Zuidema Field. Calvin almost got on the board in the fourth minute. Junior Danielle Carter (DeWitt/DeWitt) fed a through ball to freshmen Paige Capel (Hudsonville/Unity Christian) on the near sideline. Capel shot far post. Alma goalkeeper Morgan Waier tipped the ball just wide of the net. Alma held the upper hand in possession for the next fifteen minutes. The Scots put two shots on net, but Calvin junior goalkeeper Ashton Hearn denied Alma a goal. The Knights responded, enjoying the advantage in possession for the rest of the first half. Calvin outshot Alma 13-4 in the session, but could not get on the scoreboard.
The first 20 minutes of the second half were evenly matched. In the 77th minute, Calvin earned a corner kick. Sophomore Elle Burman (Jenison/Unity Christian) took the kick, and sent it to the near post. Freshmen Taylor Ten Harmsel (Holland/Holland Christian) headed the ball past Waier, netting her sixth goal of the season. Alma could not muster anything on offense, and Calvin improved to 9-3-0, 7-2-0 MIAA on the season.
Tuesday, October 09, 2012
The Calvin women’s soccer team improved to 8-3-0, 7-2-0 in MIAA conference play with a 3-0 victory at Trine Tuesday afternoon. Calvin outshot Trine 26-3 in the contest. Freshmen Taylor Ten Harmsel scored the first two goals for the Knights. Junior Danielle Carter scored the third with just under five minutes remaining. Calvin goalkeeper Ashton Hearn was credited with the victory. “We continue to get better as a team on the road,” Calvin head coach Mark Recker said. “It is encouraging to see our level of play increase with each game.”
Calvin returns to action Saturday when it hosts the Alma Scots at noon at Calvin’s Zuidema Field.
Saturday, October 06, 2012
By Mark DeHaan
Wrapping up the first half of their conference schedule, the Knights hosted the Hornets of Kalamazoo on Saturday afternoon at Zuidema Field. Calvin came out victorious 3-2 to finish just one point behind Alma for first place in the MIAA through half of its schedule. Calvin overcame a 1-0 deficit by scoring the next three goals of the game. Scoring for the Knights were freshmen Paige Capel, senior Francesca Smith and junior Kelly Koets. The score by Koets proved to be the game-winner. Calvin will travel to Trine next Tuesday for a 4 p.m. match.
Wednesday, October 03, 2012
The four-game win streak by the Calvin women’s soccer team came to an end on Wednesday as the Knights suffered a 2-0 defeat at rival Hope. Hope scored both of its goals in the first half, using a Calvin deflection for an “own goal” in the 21st minute and another goal in the 34th minute. Calvin outshot Hope 14-10 in the match but did not put a single shot on frame. Calvin junior goalkeeper Ashton Hearn had two saves. Calvin (6-3-0 overall, 5-2-0 MIAA will host Kalamazoo on Saturday at noon.
Saturday, September 29, 2012
By Mark DeHaan
After an early conference season loss to the Scots of Alma, the women’s soccer team has been rolling as of late, winning three straight contests while outscoring it’s opponents 11-0. The Knights looked to continue that streak when it hosted the Adrian Bulldogs at Zuidema Field. Calvin, scoring three first half goals, did just that as it bottled up last year’s MIAA MVP Sam Barker and the Adrian offense en route to a 3-1 win. Scoring first half goals for Calvin were freshman Paige Capel, junior Danielle Carter and freshman Abigal Ploeg. Calvin held a 22-13 shots at goal advantage in the win. The Knights have now won four games in a row heading into a rivalry showdown at Hope next Wednesday afternoon.< 1 2 3 4 5 > Last »