Tuesday, March 19, 2013
ASHLAND, VA - Calvin suffered an 18-5 loss to Randolph-Macon College Tuesday afternoon. The Knights are now 1-5 on the year while Randolph-Macon improves to 5-1. Calvin trailed 12-2 at halftime and could not mount a comeback in the second half. Senior Katie Pranger (Denver, CO/Denver Christian HS) led the Calvin attack with three goals - boosting her season total to 13. Junior Michelle Holwerda (Grand Rapids/Grand Rapids Christian HS) and sophomore Lissa Busscher (Holland/Holland Christian HS) also scored goals for the Knights.Pranger and senior goalie Lauren Spoelstra (Oakland, NJ/Eastern Christian HS) scooped up four ground balls apiece. Spoelstra also had six saves in goal. Randolph-Macon outshot Calvin 29-13 in the game. Calvin is back in action on Saturday when it travels to St. Vincent (Pa.) for a 1 p.m. non-conference match.
Saturday, March 16, 2013
Baltimore, MD - In an early morning contest, Calvin dropped an 8-2 decision to Notre Dame College of Maryland. Calvin trailed 7-0 at halftime and then came back to score a pair of second half goals.Scoring for the Knights were junior Michelle Holwerda (Grand Rapids/Grand Rapids Christian HS) and sophomore Lissa Busscher (Holland/Holland Christian HS)). Holwerda is now second on the Calvin team in scoring with five goals while Busscher has three.Notre Dame (2-1) held a 17-14 shots at goal advantage although Calvin outshot the host school 12-3 in the second half. Junior Mary Hoogstra (Grand Rapids/Grand Rapids Christian HS) had eight ground balls for the Knights while senior goalkeeper Lauren Spoelstra (Oakland, NJ/Eastern Christian HS) had eight saves.Calvin (1-4) is back in action on Tuesday when it travels to Randolph-Macon for a 4 p.m. match.
Thursday, March 14, 2013
Story by Mitch Blankespoor
CALEDONIA, Mich. - After narrowly missing out on its first victory in a quadruple overtime 11-10 loss to the College of Mount Saint Joseph last Sat., the Calvin women’s lacrosse team was not to be denied in a non-conference matchup with Hope on Thurs. evening. The Knights held off a late run from the Flying Dutch, defeated their rival 10-9 to earn the program’s first win as a varsity sport. Hope’s Maddie Ferguson led all scorers with five goals in defeat. Katie Pranger scored four goals. Nicole Perregaux added two goals while four different Knights netted one. The Knights scooped up 18 ground balls and won 10 draw controls. Calvin senior goalie Lauren Spoelstra (Oakland, NJ/Eastern Christian) was credited with 10 saves.
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
CALEDONIA - On an evening filled with snowflakes, the Calvin women’s lacrosse team dropped a 12-3 decision to Alma College at Davenport University’s Turf Field. Although the team was between two MIAA schools, it was an early non-conference game as the league season will not start for Calvin until April. Alma (5-1) led 8-0 at halftime, scoring five goals in a four-and-a-half minute flurry in the first half to take control. Calvin (0-3) later came back with three unanswered goals to close to within 10-3 in the second half but the Scots scored the final two tallies to seal the win. Senior Katie Pranger (Denver, CO/Denver Christian HS) scored her team-leading sixth goal of the year while senior Nicole Perregaux (Upton, MA/Nipmuc Regional) scored off a feed from freshman Carolyn Forbes (Farmington Hills/Marian HS) while sophomore Nikita Blaauwendraat (Princeport, Novia Scotia/Cobequid Educational Centre) scored unassisted.
Monday, March 11, 2013
Calvin College holds the lead in the latest set of MIAA Commissioner’s Cup standings as well as in the standings for the MIAA Men’s and Women’s All-Sports Awards. Calvin has a first place total of 147 points in the MIAA Commissioner’s Cup standings with Hope second with 126 points. In the men’s individual (all-sports) standings, Calvin has 68 points with Hope second with 56 points. In the women’s individual (all-sports) standings, Calvin has 79 points with Hope second with 70 points. This year, Calvin has captured nine MIAA regular season championships, winning league titles in men’s and women’s cross country, men’s and women’s soccer, volleyball, men’s golf, men’s and women’s basketball and women’s swimming and diving.
Saturday, March 09, 2013
CINCINNATI, OH - The Calvin women’s lacrosse nearly pulled off its first victory as a varsity program on Saturday afternoon as the Knights fought valiantly before falling to the College of Mount St. Joseph 11-10 in quadruple overtime.The two teams were tied at nine through regulation, sending the contest into overtime. In the second overtime, Mount St. Joseph (1-0) took a 10-9 lead with 1:30 remaining but Calvin sophomore Nikita Blaauwendraat (Princeport, Novia Scotia/Cobequid Educational Centre) answered with a game-tying goal thirty seconds later to tie the game at 10. The two teams battled through another overtime and-a-half before the host Lions netted the game-winner midway through the fourth overtime session.Senior Katie Pranger (Denver, CO/Denver Christian HS) led the Calvin offensive attack with four goals while Blaauwendraat and junior Michelle Holwerda (Grand Rapids/Grand Rapids Christian HS) had two goals apiece. Sophomore Lissa Busscher (Holland/Holland Christian HS) and junior Christina Howell (Dexter/Washtenaw Christian Academy) had one goal apiece. Sophomore Karissa Reed (Greenville/Greenville HS) had a team-high three ground balls. Sophomore Charlsie Cole (Lansing/Lansing Waverly HS) and senior Lauren Spoelstra (Oakland, NJ/Eastern Christian HS) split time in goal with Cole collecting one save and Spoelstra six saves.
Thursday, March 07, 2013
Story by Mitch Blankespoor
GRAND RAPIDS, MI - The Calvin women’s lacrosse team made its varsity debut on Thursday afternoon as it traveled to nearby Davenport University for a non-conference contest. The Panthers defeated the Knights 16-4 at Davenport’s Turf Field. Calvin goals were scored by Katie Pranger (Denver, CO/Denver Christian), Michelle Holwerda (Grand Rapids/Grand Rapids Christian), Lissa Busscher (Holland/Holland Christian) and Carolyn Forbes (Farmington Hills/Marion). As a team, Calvin was outshot 33-10. Senior goalkeeper Lauren Spoelstra (Oakland, NJ/Eastern Christian) was credited with nine saves. Both teams committed 19 turnovers. Davenport held the advantage in ground balls (19-12) and draw controls (13-9). Calvin (0-1, 0-0 MIAA) returns to action Sat., March 9, when it travels to Cincinnati, Ohio, for a game with the College of Mount Saint Joseph. The game is slated to start at 1:00 p.m. EST.
Friday, February 01, 2013
The first-ever MIAA preseason coaches’ poll for women’s lacrosse has been announced and Calvin has been picked to finish third in the seven-team league. Adrian is the preseason favorite, receiving six first place votes while Hope received one first place vote and was picked to finish second. Coaches could not vote for their own teams. Alma was picked to finish fourth behind Calvin with Olivet fifth, Trine sixth and Albion seventh. Calvin will be embarking on its first season of varsity competition this spring. The top four teams in the final MIAA regular season standings will qualify for the four-team MIAA Tournament. The winner of the MIAA Tournament will receive an automatic bid to the NCAA III Tournament.
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
A record-setting fall sports season has allowed Calvin to build an early lead in the MIAA Commissionerís Cup Standings. Through the recently completed MIAA fall sports season, Calvin leads the standings with 100 points, four points better than Hope. In the MIAA Womenís All-Sports Standings, Calvin has a first place total of 58 points with Hope second with 53. Hope leads the MIAA Menís All-Sports standings with 43 points, one point better than Calvin. This fall, Calvin captured a record six MIAA titles Ė winning conference crowns in menís and womenís soccer, volleyball, menís and womenís cross country, menís golf and volleyball.
Thursday, March 15, 2012
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. - Blake Boehm has been named head women’s varsity lacrosse coach at Calvin College. A 2007 Calvin College graduate, Boehm will lead the Calvin women’s lacrosse team into its first varsity season next spring. Boehm has held the head coaching position of the Calvin women’s club lacrosse program since the 2007-08 academic year. He was graduated from Calvin with a degree in exercise science while also holding a minor in biology. Calvin will be making the transition from club to NCAA III varsity status for the 2012-13 academic year and will compete in a full MIAA regular season next spring. The winner of the 2013 MIAA Tournament will also gain an automatic bid to the NCAA III Tournament.< 1 2 3 4 >