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Women’s Soccer Moves Back into First Place in MIAA Standings With 3-0 Win Over Saint Mary’s

Saturday, October 19, 2013

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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.

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Women’s Soccer Gains 2-2 Tie at Top-Ranked Wheaton Tuesday Night

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

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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.

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Women’s Soccer Continues Win Streak With 3-1 Triumph Over Trine

Saturday, October 12, 2013

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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)

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Women’s Soccer Records Dramatic 3-2 Double OT Win Over Alma - Takes Over First in MIAA

Tuesday, October 08, 2013

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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.

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Second Half Comeback Fuels 2-1 Women’s Soccer Victory at Hope

Saturday, October 05, 2013

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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.

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Women’s Soccer Claims 6-0 Shutout Over Olivet

Wednesday, October 02, 2013

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Coming off a 4-0 win over Kalamazoo this past Saturday, the Knights women’s soccer team tried to keep its offense rolling Wednesday against the visiting Comets of Olivet. After a scoreless opening 20 minutes to the contest, Calvin did just that, receiving six goals from five different players to earn a 6-0 victory. With the win, Calvin moves to 8-1-1 overall and 5-1-1 in the MIAA while the Comets drop to 5-5-0 overall and 2-5-0 in conference play. The Knights now look forward to an important away game at Hope on Saturday to complete the first half of their conference schedule. The game will be played at Van Andel Soccer Stadium and is scheduled to start at 1 p.m.

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Calvin Fall Sports Athletes Receive Weekly Honors Once Again From MIAA

Monday, September 30, 2013

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Four Calvin fall sports athletes have received MIAA Athlete of the Week honors in their respective sports.  In men’s cross country, freshman Zac Nowicki is the MIAA Men’s Runner of the Week while Calvin senior Nicole Michmerhuizen is the MIAA women’s Runner of the Week. In men’s soccer, Calvin junior Travis Vegter is the MIAA Offensive Player of the Week while in women’s soccer, Calvin sophomore Paige Capel is the MIAA Offensive Player of the Week.

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Women’s Soccer Shuts Out Kalamazoo - Moves Up in MIAA Standings

Saturday, September 28, 2013

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By Mark DeHaan

Looking to continue to make their way up the MIAA standings, the Calvin women’s soccer team traveled to Kalamazoo to face the Hornets on Saturday. Calvin, holding the fourth overall spot with 10 points heading into the match, trailed Adrian by two points while leading fifth-place Kalamazoo by just one point. Earning a 4-0 victory over Kalamazoo, Calvin moved into a tie for third place with Hope at 13 points apiece, while a victory by Adrian over Alma tied the Bulldogs and Scots atop the MIAA at 15 points each.Calvin moves to 7-1-1 overall and 4-1-1 in the MIAA while Kalamazoo drops to 4-4-0 overall and 3-3-0 in conference play. The Knights now look forward to Wednesday when they will host the Comets of Olivet for a 4 p.m. contest.

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Women’s Soccer Picks Up 5-1 Win Over Adrian at Zuidema Field

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

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By Mark DeHaan

Calvin women’s soccer hosted Adrian on Tuesday looking to end the Bulldogs three-game win streak. With a pair of goals in the opening twelve minutes, the Knights did just that, setting the tone early and playing a complete game as they defeated the Bulldogs, 5-1. With the win, the Knights move to 3-1-1 in the MIAA and 6-1-1 overall, while Adrian drops to 4-2-0 in conference and 6-3-1. Calvin’s next contest comes up on Saturday when it will travel to Kalamazoo to face the Hornets, with kickoff set for noon.

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Women’s Soccer Gets Back on Winning Track With 5-1 Win Over Albion

Saturday, September 21, 2013

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By Mark DeHaan

Calvin women’s soccer hosted the Britons of Albion Saturday afternoon. After a tough 0-0 tie at Saint Mary’s on Wednesday, the Knights were looking to get back into the win column. That is exactly what Calvin did, taking the early lead and not looking back en route to a 5-1 victory.  Sophomore Taylor TenHarmsel had a pair of goals for the Knights. Senior Heidi Scholten also had a goal and two assists. Calvin outshot Albion 26-6. Substitute keeper Emily Lawson made three saves in net while senior starter Ashton Hearn earned the win. The Knights are now 2-1-1 in the MIAA and 5-1-1 overall while Albion drops to 0-5 in conference and 2-6 overall. Calvin’s next contest is Tuesday when they will host the Bulldogs of Adrian at 4:00 pm.

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