Saturday, September 22, 2012
Story By Mark DeHaan
Photo by Paul Evans
Calvin women’s soccer played host to Albion Saturday afternoon in the first game of a women’s-men’s soccer doubleheader. The Knights took the first match of the doubleheader, defeating the Britons 11-0. Calvin (3-2-0 overall, 2-1-0 MIAA) received two goals apiece from senior Francesca Smith and freshman Taylor TenHarmsel. Also scoring goals for Calvin were senior Liz Cancel, sophomore Paige Capel, junior Danielle Carter, junior Heidi Scholten, freshman Abigal Ploeg, junior Kelly Koets and freshman Christina Drost. The Knights now look forward to a busy week where they will play at Olivet on Tuesday, at Saint Mary’s on Thursday, and home against Adrian on Saturday.
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
ALMA - In a meeting of regionally-ranked teams, Calvin suffered a heart-breaking match at Alma’s Scotland Yard Wednesday afternoon, falling 2-1 in overtime.Calvin outshot the host Scots but could only find the back of the net once. Alma took a 1-0 halftime lead on a first half goal by Mackenzie Smith. Calvin countered on a goal by junior Kelly Koets (Grandville/Calvin Christian HS) with 17:30 remaining with junior Danielle Carter (DeWitt/DeWitt HS) drawing an assist on the play. Calvin continued to pressure in the closing minutes of regulation, hitting the crossbar once. In the waning minutes of the first overtime, Alma struck for the game-winning “golden goal” as Mackenzie Smith broke free in the Calvin box, slid a pass to teammate Kelly Wilson and Wilson responded by slipping a shot into an open Calvin net.Calvin (2-2-0 overall, 1-1-0 MIAA) came into the match ranked 10th in the Division III Coaches Central Region while Alma came in ranked sixth in the regional poll. The Knights are back in action on Saturday, hosting Albion at noon at Calvin’s Zuidema Field.
Thursday, September 13, 2012
The Calvin women’s soccer team opened its 2012 MIAA campaign with a 5-0 victory over visiting Trine University Thursday afternoon at Calvin’s Zuidema Field. Calvin held a 1-0 halftime lead on a first half goal by senior Liz Cancel. Junior Heidi Scholten then found the back of the net in the second half to give the Knights a 2-0 advantage and junior Kelly Koets, Cancel and junior Danielle Carter added additional goals to close out the scoring. Calvin (2-1-0 overall) outshot Trine 27-3. Junior Ashton Hearn and freshman Leesha Gunnink combined on the shutout in goal for Calvin. The Knights return to action next Wednesday, traveling to Alma for a 4 p.m. contest.
Friday, September 07, 2012
(Written by Mark DeHaan)
Playing in the first game of a doubleheader at Grand Rapids Christian High School’s Eagle Stadium, against the Titans of Illinois Wesleyan, the Calvin Knights were victorious, winning by a 2-1 score. Calvin received a first half goal by senior Francesca Smith and a second half tally by freshman Taylor TenHarmsel to grab a 2-0 lead. Illinois Wesleyan scored in the closing minutes but the Knights were able to hold on behind five (overall) saves by junior goalkeeper Ashton Hearn to gain the win.
Tuesday, September 04, 2012
By Mark DeHaan
Looking to start off the season on the right foot, the Calvin women’s soccer team had a tall task ahead of it Tuesday afternoon when it played host to the national runner-up and 4th ranked foe Wheaton Thunder. Hanging with the more experienced Thunder for much of the first half, Calvin’s young roster showed a lot of energy and fight in the opening half hour of play but ultimately fell by a 3-2 score when the final horn sounded. Calvin trailed 1-0 at halftime and then fell behind 2-0 in the second half before a Paige Capel goal tripped the Wheaton lead in half. Wheaton answered with a goal to go up 3-1 but Kelly Koets tickled the twine with 15 minutes remaining to bring the Knights within one but Calvin did not score again. Calvin would seek to rebound from Tuesday’s loss by hosting nationally-ranked Illinois Wesleyan University Friday night at 5:30 p.m. at Grand Rapids Christian High School’s Memorial Stadium.
Thursday, August 23, 2012
The Calvin women’s soccer team has been picked to finish fifth in the MIAA preseason coaches’ poll released this afternoon. Defending MIAA regular season champion Adrian has been picked to repeat as league champion while defending MIAA Tournament champion Alma has been picked second. Kalamazoo is picked to finish third followed by Hope in fourth, Calvin in fifth, Saint Mary’s in sixth, Trine in seventh, Olivet in eighth and Albion in ninth. Adrian received seven of a possible nine first place votes while Alma and Hope both received one first place vote apiece. Calvin will open its season on September 4 at home against Wheaton (IL) - the 2011 national runner-up with the opening kickoff set for 4 p.m.
Sunday, August 19, 2012
By Mark DeHaan
From 2005-2010, the Calvin women’s soccer team was a model of consistency as the Knights made the NCAA National tournament each of those years and won no less than 15 games.Unfortunately for the Knights, that streak ended in 2011 as one of the youngest teams in Calvin history earned a 10-10-0 overall record including a 10-6-0 mark in league play. Calvin graduated just one senior from a year ago however and returns a pair of first team All-MIAA selections in seniors Liz Cancel and Francesca Smith. Calvin will open the season on September 4 at home against 2011 national runner-up Wheaton College.
Tuesday, August 14, 2012
The 2011-12 Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association (MIAA) Academic - Honor Roll has been announced by Commissioner David Neilson and 123 Calvin scholar-athletes have been named to the list. The honor roll recognizes scholar-athletes who achieve a minimum 3.5 grade-point average (on a 4.0 scale) for the entire 2010-11 academic year. A student needed to have won a varsity letter in a sport to be eligible. The MIAA Academic Honor Roll program was initiated in 1990 to recognize students at MIAA member colleges who excel both in athletics and in the classroom.
Tuesday, July 03, 2012
The latest edition of Calvin’s Knightfile Magazine is now online. The edition features Calvin’s recently completed spring sports season headlined by a look at Calvin’s long-standing steeplechase tradition in track and field. Other sports covered include men’s and women’s tennis, baseball and softball. This spring, Calvin senior Nick Kramer captured the national championship in the 3,000 meter steeplechase.
Sunday, January 01, 2012
The 2011 Calvin women’s soccer team was comprised of several young players looking to prove themselves on the field as well as learn what they could from those who already had a wealth of experience playing Calvin soccer.« First < 2 3 4 5 6 > Last »