Monday, November 07, 2011
The All-MIAA women’s soccer teams have been announced and three Calvin players have received all-conference accolades. Juniors Francesca Smith and Liz Cancel have been named to the All-MIAA first team while sophomore Danielle Carter has been named to the All-MIAA second team.
Tuesday, November 01, 2011
The Calvin women’s soccer season came to an end Tuesday afternoon at Calvin’s Zuidema Field as the Knights suffered a 2-0 defeat to Kalamazoo. The loss eliminates Calvin from MIAA Tournament contention. Calvin finishes 10-6-0 in league play and 10-10-0 overall. The Knights tie Hope for fourth place in the MIAA standings but Hope receives the fourth and final spot in the MIAA Tournament due to a tiebreaker edge as Hope swept Kalamazoo this fall while Calvin split with the Hornets. In Tuesday’s loss to Kalamazoo, Calvin outshot the Hornets 15-13 including 9-3 in the first half but the Knights were unable to overcome a pair of goals by Kalamazoo striker Jackie Short. Lauren Merz had three saves in defeat for Calvin in goal.
Saturday, October 29, 2011
HOLLAND – Although next Tuesday’s game against Kalamazoo will go in the books as an MIAA regular season contest, the match will have a post-season feel to it. The Calvin women’s soccer team made sure of that on Saturday with a 3-2 victory at rival Hope to keep the Knights in the thick of the hunt for one of the final two MIAA Tournament spots. Adrian has already secured the MIAA regular season title while Alma has locked down the second place spot. Meanwhile, Calvin, Kalamazoo and Hope are all locked in a three-way struggle for the final two spots for the four-team MIAA Tournament scheduled for November 3 and 5.
Wednesday, October 26, 2011
OLIVET – Calvin kept its MIAA Tournament hopes alive with a 6-2 victory at Olivet Wednesday night. Calvin is now three points behind fourth place Hope but can still qualify for the four-team league tournament with victories over Hope and Kalamazoo over the next six days. Junior Liz Cancel notched her first collegiate hat-trick on Wednesday night, scoring three goals including a key blast with seconds left in the first half that gave the Knights a 2-1 halftime lead. Cancel added two more goals just a 1:24 apart in the second half that helped the Knights take a 5-2 lead. Sophomore Ashton Hearn and freshman Lauren Merz split time in goal for the Knights with Merz picking up one save. Calvin held a 27-5 shots at goal advantage in the win.
Saturday, October 22, 2011
(photo by Sandy Palmatter)
Calvin got back on the winning track with a 5-0 victory at Saint Mary’s Saturday afternoon. Calvin led 2-0 at halftime and received five saves from sophomore goalkeeper Ashton Hearn to post the shutout victory. Calvin is now 8-9-0 overall and 8-5-0 in the MIAA. The Knights remain six points behind Kalamazoo for fourth place in the MIAA standings. Calvin got on the scoreboard in the 11th minute on senior Kara Zondervan’s goal as she ripped in a shot off a pass from junior Francesca Smith. Junior Liz Cancel then put the Knights up 2-0 five minutes later on a shot from the top of the box. In the second half, sophomore Paige Rindels and freshman Sam Osterhaven scored unassisted goals while Smith scored off an assist from Cancel in the 83rd minute of play to close out the scoring. Calvin will travel to Olivet next Wednesday for a 4 p.m. conference match.
Thursday, October 20, 2011
By sports information student assistant Mark DeHaan
On a cool and dreary October afternoon, the Calvin women’s soccer team looked to cool off MIAA-leading Adrian as it played host to the Bulldogs. In conditions that would usually dictate a slower-playing pace, the Knights and Bulldogs ended up battling in a shootout with the Bulldogs prevailing 4-3. Adrian jumped out to a 2-0 first half lead but the Knights cut the deficit in half on a goal by Paige Rindels late in the half. Adrian went up 3-1 on a corner kick play but the Knights came back again within one - this time on a Liz Cancel goal with just over 20 minutes left to play. Adrian regained a two-goal advantage on a penalty kick by Sam Barker but the Knights clawed back to within 4-3 on yet another goal by Cancel - this one coming with just under eight minutes left in regulation. Adrian’s defense held firm from there however, preventing the Knights from tying the game. Calvin dips to 7-9-0 overall and to 7-5-0 in the MIAA. Calvin will travel to Saint Mary’s on Saturday for a noon contest.
Saturday, October 15, 2011
(written by sports information student assistant Mark DeHaan)
Looking to bounce back after a tough 2-0 loss at Alma on Wednesday, the Women’s soccer team hosted 0-12-1 Albion on Saturday. Looking to get on the board early, the Knights came out shooting. In just the third minute of play, sophomore Kelly Koets was able to come through for Calvin as she put a deep shot on net that slipped under the crossbar and over the keeper to give Calvin the early 1-0 advantage. The Britons looked to respond quickly as in the fourth minute they forced Knights sophomore keeper Ashton Hearn into a save on a one touch shot. With 39:10 left in the first half, the Britons had another great chance as a corner kick made its way into the middle of the field where it was kicked around but eventually cleared by the Knights defense.
Wednesday, October 12, 2011
By sports information student assistant Derek Neice/photo by Sandy Palmatter
With a chance to move up in the standings with a win, the Knights fell short of the mark Wednesday at Alma, falling by a score of 2-0 off a pair of second half goals by Carly Reising (Otsego, MI) of the Scots. The loss pushes Calvin to 6-8 overall and 6-4 in the conference. With fifth place Kalamazoo upsetting Adrian 1-0 on Wednesday as well, Calvin falls into a points tie with Kalamazoo for fourth place in the standings, but with the Knights owning the edge after defeating the Hornets last week 4-1. Calvin will next play on Saturday with a home contest against last-place Albion.
Saturday, October 08, 2011
(By sports information student assistant Mark DeHaan/photo by Paul Evans)
On yet another picture perfect day for playing soccer, Calvin’s women’s soccer team looked to build off their 4-1 win over Kalamazoo as it hosted Trine University. The Thunder came into the contest with a 1-6 record, compared to Calvin’s 5-3 MIAA mark. After a scoreless first half, Calvin received second half goals from Danielle Carter, Paige Rindels and Liz Cancel. Sophomore Ashton Hearn got the shutout in net for the Knights with two saves. Calvin is now in sole possession of fourth place in the MIAA standings and will travel to Alma next Wednesday for a 4 p.m. match.
Women’s Soccer Defeats Kalamazoo 4-1 on the Road To Move Into Tie For Fourth Place in MIAA Standings
Thursday, October 06, 2011
KALAMAZOO - Needing a victory to remain in the hunt for a spot in the four-team MIAA Tournament, Calvin did just that, defeating Kalamazoo College 4-1 Thursday afternoon at the Kalamazoo Community Soccer Complex. The victory bumps Calvin into a tie for fourth place in the MIAA standings with Kalamazoo. Both teams are now 5-3-0 in league play. The top four teams at the conclusion of the MIAA regular season will advance to the four-team MIAA Tournament. Thursday’s game marked the conclusion of the first half of the MIAA’s double round robin schedule. Calvin put together one of its finest performances of the season in Thursday’s victory as the Knights (5-7-0 overall) outshot Kalamazoo (6-5-1) 15-4, scoring three second half goals including two in the final 15 minutes to seal the win.« First < 3 4 5 6 7 > Last »