Thursday, October 18, 2012
The first set of NCAA III regional rankings have been released for fall sports teams and three of Calvin’s teams are in the fall regional rankings. In women’s volleyball, Calvin is the top-ranked team in the Great Lakes Region with Wittenberg ranked second and Hope third. In men’s soccer, Calvin is ranked fourth in the Central Region rankings with Dominican ranked number-one, Wheaton ranked second and Illinois Wesleyan fourth. North Park is ranked fifth and Olivet sixth. In women’s soccer, Calvin is ranked sixth in the Central Region rankings. Aurora is the top-ranked team in the region followed by Wheaton in second, Washington University (Mo.) in third, Augustana in fourth and the University of Chicago in fifth. The NCAA regional rankings are used to help determine seeding and qualifiers for the NCAA III Championships later in November.
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
By Mark DeHaan
With an important conference game against Saint Mary’s looming on Saturday, the Calvin women’s soccer team had to first focus on its matchup with Olivet Wednesday afternoon. In their meeting earlier this year, the Knights defeated the Comets 1-0 on a second half goal. This game would also be determined in the second half as the Knights scored three goals in the final fifteen minutes of regulation to earn a 3-0 victory. With the win, Calvin stays atop the MIAA standings at 9-2 in conference while moving to 10-3 overall. The loss drops Olivet to 2-10 in MIAA play and 2-14 overall. The Knights now look forward to Saturday when they will host the Belles of Saint Mary’s at 2:30. The Belles are 8-3 in conference and are fourth in the MIAA standings.
Saturday, October 13, 2012
GRAND RAPIDS – In a matchup of the top two teams in the MIAA, Calvin outlasted Alma, defeating the Scots 1-0 on a rainy afternoon at Zuidema Field. Calvin almost got on the board in the fourth minute. Junior Danielle Carter (DeWitt/DeWitt) fed a through ball to freshmen Paige Capel (Hudsonville/Unity Christian) on the near sideline. Capel shot far post. Alma goalkeeper Morgan Waier tipped the ball just wide of the net. Alma held the upper hand in possession for the next fifteen minutes. The Scots put two shots on net, but Calvin junior goalkeeper Ashton Hearn denied Alma a goal. The Knights responded, enjoying the advantage in possession for the rest of the first half. Calvin outshot Alma 13-4 in the session, but could not get on the scoreboard.
The first 20 minutes of the second half were evenly matched. In the 77th minute, Calvin earned a corner kick. Sophomore Elle Burman (Jenison/Unity Christian) took the kick, and sent it to the near post. Freshmen Taylor Ten Harmsel (Holland/Holland Christian) headed the ball past Waier, netting her sixth goal of the season. Alma could not muster anything on offense, and Calvin improved to 9-3-0, 7-2-0 MIAA on the season.
Tuesday, October 09, 2012
The Calvin women’s soccer team improved to 8-3-0, 7-2-0 in MIAA conference play with a 3-0 victory at Trine Tuesday afternoon. Calvin outshot Trine 26-3 in the contest. Freshmen Taylor Ten Harmsel scored the first two goals for the Knights. Junior Danielle Carter scored the third with just under five minutes remaining. Calvin goalkeeper Ashton Hearn was credited with the victory. “We continue to get better as a team on the road,” Calvin head coach Mark Recker said. “It is encouraging to see our level of play increase with each game.”
Calvin returns to action Saturday when it hosts the Alma Scots at noon at Calvin’s Zuidema Field.
Saturday, October 06, 2012
By Mark DeHaan
Wrapping up the first half of their conference schedule, the Knights hosted the Hornets of Kalamazoo on Saturday afternoon at Zuidema Field. Calvin came out victorious 3-2 to finish just one point behind Alma for first place in the MIAA through half of its schedule. Calvin overcame a 1-0 deficit by scoring the next three goals of the game. Scoring for the Knights were freshmen Paige Capel, senior Francesca Smith and junior Kelly Koets. The score by Koets proved to be the game-winner. Calvin will travel to Trine next Tuesday for a 4 p.m. match.
Wednesday, October 03, 2012
The four-game win streak by the Calvin women’s soccer team came to an end on Wednesday as the Knights suffered a 2-0 defeat at rival Hope. Hope scored both of its goals in the first half, using a Calvin deflection for an “own goal” in the 21st minute and another goal in the 34th minute. Calvin outshot Hope 14-10 in the match but did not put a single shot on frame. Calvin junior goalkeeper Ashton Hearn had two saves. Calvin (6-3-0 overall, 5-2-0 MIAA will host Kalamazoo on Saturday at noon.
Saturday, September 29, 2012
By Mark DeHaan
After an early conference season loss to the Scots of Alma, the women’s soccer team has been rolling as of late, winning three straight contests while outscoring it’s opponents 11-0. The Knights looked to continue that streak when it hosted the Adrian Bulldogs at Zuidema Field. Calvin, scoring three first half goals, did just that as it bottled up last year’s MIAA MVP Sam Barker and the Adrian offense en route to a 3-1 win. Scoring first half goals for Calvin were freshman Paige Capel, junior Danielle Carter and freshman Abigal Ploeg. Calvin held a 22-13 shots at goal advantage in the win. The Knights have now won four games in a row heading into a rivalry showdown at Hope next Wednesday afternoon.
Thursday, September 27, 2012
NOTRE DAME, IN - The Calvin women’s soccer team moved to 5-2-0 overall and to 4-1-0 in the MIAA with a 1-0 sudden-death overtime victory at Saint Mary’s College Thursday afternoon. Junior midfielder Danielle Carter rifled in a shot three minutes into overtime for the game-winning score. Junior Heidi Scholten was credited with an assist on the play. Calvin outshot Saint Mary’s 21-5. Junior goalkeeper Ashton Hearn was credited with the shutout for Calvin. Calvin will host Adrian on Saturday at noon at Calvin’s Zuidema Field.
Tuesday, September 25, 2012
Photo Courtesy of Olivet Sports Information
OLIVET - The Calvin women’s soccer team picked up a 1-0 victory at Olivet Tuesday afternoon, improving to 4-2-0 overall and to 3-1-0 in the MIAA. Sophomore Paige Capel scored the only goal of the game, converting a feed from freshman teammate Taylor TenHarmsel in the 63rd minute of play. Calvin held a 22-6 shots at goal advantage. Junior goalkeeper Ashton Hearn picked up the shutout victory in goal for the Knights who travel to Saint Mary’s on Thursday for a 4 p.m. contest.
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.« First < 5 6 7 8 9 > Last »