Wednesday, October 02, 2013
Story By Mark DeHaan/Photo by Sandy Palmatter
Coming off a 4-0 win over Kalamazoo this past Saturday, the Knights women’s soccer team tried to keep its offense rolling Wednesday against the visiting Comets of Olivet. After a scoreless opening 20 minutes to the contest, Calvin did just that, receiving six goals from five different players to earn a 6-0 victory. With the win, Calvin moves to 8-1-1 overall and 5-1-1 in the MIAA while the Comets drop to 5-5-0 overall and 2-5-0 in conference play. The Knights now look forward to an important away game at Hope on Saturday to complete the first half of their conference schedule. The game will be played at Van Andel Soccer Stadium and is scheduled to start at 1 p.m.
Monday, September 30, 2013
Four Calvin fall sports athletes have received MIAA Athlete of the Week honors in their respective sports. In men’s cross country, freshman Zac Nowicki is the MIAA Men’s Runner of the Week while Calvin senior Nicole Michmerhuizen is the MIAA women’s Runner of the Week. In men’s soccer, Calvin junior Travis Vegter is the MIAA Offensive Player of the Week while in women’s soccer, Calvin sophomore Paige Capel is the MIAA Offensive Player of the Week.
Saturday, September 28, 2013
By Mark DeHaan
Looking to continue to make their way up the MIAA standings, the Calvin women’s soccer team traveled to Kalamazoo to face the Hornets on Saturday. Calvin, holding the fourth overall spot with 10 points heading into the match, trailed Adrian by two points while leading fifth-place Kalamazoo by just one point. Earning a 4-0 victory over Kalamazoo, Calvin moved into a tie for third place with Hope at 13 points apiece, while a victory by Adrian over Alma tied the Bulldogs and Scots atop the MIAA at 15 points each.Calvin moves to 7-1-1 overall and 4-1-1 in the MIAA while Kalamazoo drops to 4-4-0 overall and 3-3-0 in conference play. The Knights now look forward to Wednesday when they will host the Comets of Olivet for a 4 p.m. contest.
Tuesday, September 24, 2013
By Mark DeHaan
Calvin women’s soccer hosted Adrian on Tuesday looking to end the Bulldogs three-game win streak. With a pair of goals in the opening twelve minutes, the Knights did just that, setting the tone early and playing a complete game as they defeated the Bulldogs, 5-1. With the win, the Knights move to 3-1-1 in the MIAA and 6-1-1 overall, while Adrian drops to 4-2-0 in conference and 6-3-1. Calvin’s next contest comes up on Saturday when it will travel to Kalamazoo to face the Hornets, with kickoff set for noon.
Saturday, September 21, 2013
By Mark DeHaan
Calvin women’s soccer hosted the Britons of Albion Saturday afternoon. After a tough 0-0 tie at Saint Mary’s on Wednesday, the Knights were looking to get back into the win column. That is exactly what Calvin did, taking the early lead and not looking back en route to a 5-1 victory. Sophomore Taylor TenHarmsel had a pair of goals for the Knights. Senior Heidi Scholten also had a goal and two assists. Calvin outshot Albion 26-6. Substitute keeper Emily Lawson made three saves in net while senior starter Ashton Hearn earned the win. The Knights are now 2-1-1 in the MIAA and 5-1-1 overall while Albion drops to 0-5 in conference and 2-6 overall. Calvin’s next contest is Tuesday when they will host the Bulldogs of Adrian at 4:00 pm.
Wednesday, September 18, 2013
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.
Thursday, September 12, 2013
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.
Tuesday, September 10, 2013
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.
Monday, September 09, 2013
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.
Monday, September 09, 2013
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.< 1 2 3 4 5 > Last »