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Women’s Soccer Gains Scoreless Draw at Saint Mary’s

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

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NOTRE DAME, IN - The Calvin women’s soccer team could not find the back of the net on Wednesday in a 0-0 double-overtime tie at Saint Mary’s College. Saint Mary’s goalkeeper Chanler Rosenbaum played a large role in keeping the Knights off the board. Calvin held a 21-9 shots at goal advantage and put 13 shots on frame but Rosenbaum was able to turn away all 13 shots including a pair of big-time saves in the closing minutes of regulation time as the Knights pressed for the go-ahead goal. Calvin moves to 4-1-1 overall with the tie including 1-1-1 in conference play.  Saint Mary’s is 2-4-1 overall and 0-2-1 in the league. Calvin had three shots on goal inside the final 10 minutes of play - the first by freshman Kailey Jo (Grand Rapids/Grand Rapids Christian HS) and the last two by senior Kelly Koets (Grandville/Calvin Christian HS) but the Knights could not put a shot past Rosebaum who was able to deflect one dipping shot just over the crossbar and push another just wide of the far post. Calvin then outshot the Belles 7-0 in the two 10-minute overtime sessions but again could not score. Calvin held a 21-9 shots at goal advantage overall.  Senior Ashton Hearn (Port Huron/Port Huron Nothern HS) had four saves in nets for the Knights to also post a clean sheet. Calvin is back in action on Saturday at noon when it hosts the Britons of Albion at Zuidema Field.

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Calvin Women’s Soccer Team Blanks Trine 4-0 For First Conference Win

Thursday, September 12, 2013

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ANGOLA, IN - The nationally-ranked Calvin women’s soccer team got back on the winning track with a 4-0 win at Trine University Thursday afternoon. The win marked Calvin’s first conference win of the season. Calvin (4-1-0 overall, 1-1-0 MIAA) scored a pair of goals in each half to cruise to the win. The Knights outshot Trine 16-3 with freshman goalkeeper Emily Lawson collecting her first shutout in goal for the Knights, recording one save. Sophomore Taylor Ten Harmsel (Holland/Holland Christian HS) notched three assists on the afternoon. Calvin’s opening goal was scored by sophomore Christina Drost (Denver, CO/Denver Christian HS) with a shot to the far left post. Freshman Kailey Jo (Grand Rapids/Grand Rapids Christian HS) then scored her first collegiate goal on a shot from the middle of the box in the 33rd minute of play. In the second half, senior Danielle Carter (DeWitt/DeWitt HS) scored off a feed from freshman Allie Corp (Livonia/Stevenson HS). Senior Kelly Koets (Grandville/Calvin Christian HS) closed out the scoring with a goal in the 74th minute.Calvin returns to action on September 18 when it travels to Saint Mary’s for a 4 p.m. game.

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Calvin Women’s Soccer Ranked 19th in NSCAA Division III Top 25 Poll

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

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The Calvin women’s soccer team has cracked the National Soccer Coaches Association of America Top 25 poll. The Knights are ranked 19th in this week’s poll. It marks the first time since 2010 season that Calvin has been ranked in the NSCAA Top 25. Calvin (3-1-0) is back in action on Thursday when it travels to Trine for a 4 p.m. match.

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Women’s Soccer Falls at Alma 3-2 - Remains Winless at Alma Since 2010

Monday, September 09, 2013

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ALMA - Finding a way to win at Alma has been a challenge for the Calvin women’s soccer team. That challenge continued on Monday as the Knights dropped their MIAA opener, falling 3-2 at Alma. The Knights have not won at Alma since 2010. Monday’s loss also snapped Calvin’s three-game win streak. The Scots (1-2 overall, 0-1 MIAA) roared out to a 2-0 halftime lead and added a third goal early in the second half to build a 3-0 advantage. Calvin (3-0 overall, 0-1 MIAA) rallied with two goals to cut the deficit to one.  Senior Heidi Scholten (Hudsonville/Unity Christian HS) scored both of Calvin’s goals, netting an unassisted tally in the 68th minute and scoring again in the 87th minute, this time on a feed from sophomore Taylor Ten Harmsel (Holland/Holland Christian HS). Calvin was unable to muster a shot in the final three minutes of play however as the host Scots held on for the win. Alma held a 13-10 shots at goal advantage including 7-4 in the first half. Senior goalkeeper Ashton Hearn (Port Huron/Port Huron Northern HS) had six saves for Calvin in defeat. Calvin will try to get back on the winning track on Thursday, as it travels to Trine for a 4 p.m. match.

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Calvin’s Kelsey Hiegel Named MIAA Defensive Player of the Week in Women’s Soccer

Monday, September 09, 2013

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ROYAL OAK, Mich.  – The Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association has named Calvin defender Kelsey Hiegel its Defensive Player of the Week in women’s soccer for games played through Sept. 8. Hiegel, a sophomore from Mundelein, Ill. (Mundelein HS), spearheaded a Calvin defense that allowed only one goal in winning two overtime games at a weekend tournament at Milwaukee School of Engineering. She was named the tournament’s most outstanding defensive player as the Knights edged Loras, Iowa, 1-0, and North Park, Ill., 2-1. Hiegel is being honored as Player of the Week for the first time in her career. Calvin is back in action today, traveling to Alma for a 4 p.m. conference match.

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Women’s Soccer Triumphant in Overtime for Second Straight Night to Capture MSOE Tourney

Sunday, September 08, 2013

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MILWAUKEE, Wisc. - For the second straight night, Calvin was golden in overtime as the Knights scored a sudden-death “golden goal” to defeat North Park 2-1 in overtime in the championship game of the Milwaukee School of Engineering Raider Invitational.  The victory came on the heels of a 1-0 overtime victory over Loras College the night before for Calvin. The Knights are now 3-0 on the year heading into MIAA play which begins in earnest on Monday as Calvin will travel to league rival Alma for a 4 p.m. contest.In Saturday’s overtime win over North Park, Calvin trailed 1-0 early but came back to tie the game on a goal by sophomore Taylor Ten Harmsel (Holland/Holland Christian HS) midway through the first half. Calvin then cranked up the pressure in the second half, peppering the North Park goal including a shot late in the second half by sophomore Paige Capel (Hudsonville/Unity Christian HS) that rang off the cross bar. Calvin finally broke through 2:22 into the first overtime as freshman Allie Corp (Livonia/Stevenson HS) took a through ball pass from Capel and slipped a shot past the North Park goalkeeper for the game-winner.

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Koets Boots in Winning Overtime Goal in Calvin Win Over Loras

Friday, September 06, 2013

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MILWAUKEE, Wisc. - The Calvin women’s soccer team claimed a dramatic 1-0 overtime victory over Loras College in a first round game of the Milwaukee School of Engineering Raider Classic Friday night. Senior Kelly Koets (Grandville/Calvin Chrsitian HS) scored the game-winning goal 3:49 into overtime as she redirected a set piece sent in by sophomore Sydney Kinney (Ada/Grand Rapids Christian HS). Calvin advances to Saturday’s championship game and will take on either host Milwaukee School of Engineering or North Park. Saturday’s title tilt is set to begin at 7:30 p.m. (EST). Calvin (2-0-0) held a 15-13 shots at goal advantage in the win. The game marked a rematch of a second round NCAA III Tournament game from a year ago that was won by Loras 4-2. Senior Ashton Hearn (Port Huron/Port Huron Northern HS) was credited with six saves in gaining the shutout win for the Knights.

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Calvin Women’s Soccer Opens Season With 5-0 Win Over Montreat College

Saturday, August 31, 2013

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The Calvin women’s soccer team got its season off to a fast start Saturday morning, scoring a goal less than a minute into the game and not looking back en route to a 5-0 victory over visiting Montreat (NC) College. Calvin received two goals from sophomore Taylor TenHarmsel and single goals from sophomore Paige Capel, senior Kelly Koets and sophomore Christina Drost. Calvin will travel to the Milwaukee School of Engineering for next weekend’s games. The Knights face the Duhawks of Loras at 5:00 pm Friday evening, and return to the pitch Saturday evening to play the Vikings of North Park at 6:00 pm.

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Women’s Soccer Picked to Repeat as MIAA Champions in Preseason Coaches’ Poll

Friday, August 23, 2013

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2013 Calvin Women's Soccer Preseason Outlook

ROYAL OAK, Mich. – Women’s soccer coaches in the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association have chosen defending champion Calvin as the preseason favorite for the 2013 season.The Knights, who won both the MIAA championship and conference tournament last season, received seven out of a possible nine first-place votes in the preseason poll. Alma, which was picked to finish second, and Saint Mary’s, which was picked fourth, each received one first-place vote. Hope was picked third in the poll, followed by Saint Mary’s, Adrian, Kalamazoo, Olivet, Trine and Albion.

Poll Results (first-place votes in parenthesis): 1. Calvin (7) 9 pts. 2. Alma (1) 18. 3. Hope 25. 4. Saint Mary’s (1) 28. 5. Adrian 31. 6. Kalamazoo 43. 7. Olivet 52. 8. Trine 58. 9. Albion 60.

Calvin opens its scheduled on August 31 when it hosts Montreat College (NC) at 10 a.m. Calvin’s MIAA opener is scheduled for September 9 when it travels to Alma for a 4 p.m. match.

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2013 Calvin Women’s Soccer Preview

Friday, August 16, 2013

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By Mark DeHaan

In 2012, the Calvin women’s soccer team was expected to struggle, namely due to a young roster, an unfamiliarity with the college ranks, and a 10-10-0 record in 2011. Chosen to finish fifth in the preseason MIAA rankings, the Knights showed early chemistry and were able to surprise the conference, earning the regular season and tournament MIAA championships en route to a berth in the NCAA Division III tournament. In the tournament, Calvin again surprised its opponent, defeating nationally-ranked Aurora on a golden-goal in extra time in round one before bowing out in the second round to fifth-ranked Loras. Calvin finished the season 16-5-1, including 12-3-1 in conference. However, the Knights will be no surprise in 2013. Losing just two seniors to graduation, Calvin returns the majority of its roster while looking for leadership from an experienced class of new seniors.

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