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.
Tuesday, October 04, 2011
(by Sports Information Student Assistant Mark DeHaan)
After dropping a tough game at Adrian on Saturday, the Knights women’s soccer team looked to rebound on an sun-splashed Tuesday afternoon as they played host to rival Hope. Coming into play with identical 4-2 conference records, the game promised to be a good one. The match lived up to its billing but unfortunately for the Knights, they wound up on the wrong side of the scoreboard in a game won by Hope 3-2. Freshman Sam Osterhaven and junior Liz Cancel accounted for Calvin’s goals.
Saturday, October 01, 2011
(photo by Sandy Palmatter)
ADRIAN - Calvin suffered a tough 3-1 defeat at Adrian Saturday afternoon. Calvin outshot the host Bulldogs 13-9 but Adrian scored two goals in the final 11 minutes of regulation to seal the win. With the win, Adrian improves to 5-1-0 in the league, one point behind 5-1-1 Alma while Calvin falls to 4-2-0 in the league and is tied with Hope (4-2-0) for fourth place in the league standings with Kalamazoo in third place at 5-2-0. Calvin’s lone goal was scored by sophomore Kelly Koets off a pass from junior Francesa Smith. Calvin returns to action next Tuesday when it hosts the Flying Dutch at Hope at 4 p.m. at Zuidema Field.
Wednesday, September 28, 2011
(written by sports information student assistant Mark DeHaan/photo by Sandy Palmatter)
Coming off two strong wins against conference opponents, the Calvin women’s soccer team was looking to continue its win streak against the visiting Belles of St. Mary’s.Fighting back and forth in the first half, neither team was able to put the ball in the opposing team’s net, putting the game at 0-0 at halftime. Calvin then picked up two second half goals from junior Francesca Smith to gain the win with Smith’s second tally breaking a 1-1 tie with just 11 seconds left in regulation. The 2-1 Calvin victory boosts the Knights to 4-5-0 overall and to 4-1-0 in the MIAA. The Knights are tied for second place in the league standings with Adrian and will travel to Adrian on Saturday for a game slated to start at noon at Adrian’s Performance Stadium.
Saturday, September 24, 2011
By Sports Information Student Assistant Mark DeHaan
Entering its third contest in five days, the Calvin women’s soccer team was looking for some extra energy as it hosted the Comets of Olivet. The Comets, also playing in their third game of the week and entering play with an 0-8 overall record, were not to be overlooked, however. For one half of play, neither team was able to dent the back of the net but Calvin broke loose in the second half for three goals including two from junior Francesca Smith to record a 3-0 win. The Knights are now 3-1-0 in league play and just a half-game behind league-leading Alma (4-1-0 MIAA) which defeated Hope 3-1 Saturday afternoon.
Thursday, September 22, 2011
ALBION - The Calvin women’s soccer team got back on the winning track with a 4-1 victory Thursday afternoon at Albion College. Freshman Samantha Osterhaven (Caledonia/South Christian HS) led the Calvin charge by scoring her first three collegiate goals all in Thursday’s win over the Britons. The hat-trick performance helped propel the Knights to a 4-0 lead with Albion scoring a second half goal to bring the final margin of victory to three. Junior Liz Cancel (St. Clair Shores/Fraser HS) also scored her team-leading fifth goal of the season for the Knights. Calvin (2-5-0 overall, 2-1-0 MIAA) will host Olivet on Saturday at noon.
Tuesday, September 20, 2011
By sports information student assistant Mark DeHaan
After defeating Trine last week Wednesday 4-2, the Calvin women’s soccer team was looking to build off its first win on the year as the played host to Alma on Tuesday afternoon. Alma, 5-1 on the season and 1-1 in conference, was going to be a challenge for the Knights. Calvin took a 1-0 lead on Liz Cancel’s team-leading fourth goal of the year early in the second half but the Scots tied the game with just over 28 minutes left in regulation and then added the game-winning goal with just over a minute left to play. Calvin will look to rebound on Thursday when it travels to Albion for a 4 p.m. contest.
Wednesday, September 14, 2011
ANGOLA, IN - The Calvin women’s soccer team picked up its first victory of the season and did so in its MIAA opener, defeating host Trine University 4-2 Wednesday afternoon. Calvin (1-4-0 overall, 1-0-0 MIAA) took the early lead on a 25-yard blast by junior Liz Cancel (St. Clair Shores/Fraser HS) just 3:46 into the match after receiving a feed from sophomore teammate Danielle Carter (DeWitt/DeWitt HS). The goal was the third of the year for Cancel who leads the Knights in scoring. Trine came back to tie the game on a header off a long throw-in in the 29th minute of play.
Saturday, September 10, 2011
By sports information student assistant Mark DeHaan
Looking to change its fortunes during non-conference play, the Calvin Knights Women’s soccer team returned home for its home opener against Augustana College. Calvin dropped Saturday’s match, falling to the visiting Vikings 4-1. Calvin had a handful of quality scoring chances in the first half but could not cash in. Augustana took a 1-0 lead at halftime and then built a 3-0 lead before Calvin junior Liz Cancel scored with 7:51 left on a free kick. Augustana added a tally in the closing minutes. Calvin will now prepare for its MIAA opener on September 17 at Trine University.« First < 4 5 6 7 8 > Last »