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Volleyball Pulls Out Five-Set Thriller at Alma

Saturday, October 24, 2009

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ALMA – Calvin remained in the MIAA title hunt with an epic five-set victory at Alma on Saturday afternoon at Alma’s Cappaert Gymnasium. After falling behind two sets-to-one, Calvin pulled out a 26-24 win in set four and an 18-16 win in set five.

Calvin is now 3-0 in five-set matches this year, having also defeated Trine in five sets in an MIAA match and Southwestern of Texas in a non-conference tilt.

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Calvin Swimming & Diving Teams Compete at MIAA Relays

Saturday, October 24, 2009

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(Written by Calvin Sports Information Student Assistant Derek Neice)

On the second day of weekend events for Calvin’s Swim and Dive Team, the Knights came out strong Saturday in their first conference home meet of the season.  With a great turnout of fans at Calvin’s Venema Aquatic Center, the un-scored relay meet would show many of the teams where they stand amidst the competition of the MIAA.

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Men’s Soccer Defeats Olivet 2-0 - Remains On Top of MIAA Standings

Saturday, October 24, 2009

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(written by sports information student assistant Andrew Knot)

On a damp, gray day at Zuidema field, the Knights prevailed over Olivet 2-0 to remain atop the MIAA. 

The Knights entered the game ranked 18th in the D3soccer.com poll and 21st in the National Soccer Coaches Division III poll. 

In the 50th minute, Brad Heethuis received a Dan Kmetz cross at the top of the eighteen and buried a shot into the bottom left corner of the net, putting Calvin on top 1-0.  The goal came after a first half in which each team generated a few chances but couldn’t break the last line of defense and get on the board. 

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Volleyball Defeats Adrian and Raises Money for Cancer In Dig For a Cure Event

Friday, October 23, 2009

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The nationally-ranked Calvin women’s volleyball team defeated Adrian 25-9, 25-8, 25-8 on Friday at the Van Noord Arena and in the process, raised over $2,000.00 for the American Cancer Society.

Friday’s match was part of the AVCA Dig for Cure cause and both Calvin and Adrian wore pink stockings and headwear during the match to raise awareness for breast cancer. In addition, Calvin raised over $2,000.00 as the Knights took in pledges for each dig it recorded in the match as well as direct donations. Calvin posted 43 digs in Friday’s victory, raising a total of $1,040.00 on digs
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Calvin Swimming and Diving Teams Defeated by Grand Valley State in Season Openers

Friday, October 23, 2009

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(written by sports information student assistant Derek Neice)

On Friday, Calvin’s men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams were matched up against a tough opponent in cross-town rival Grand Valley State University.  The meet, held at Calvin’s Venema Aquatic Center, featured tough losses by both teams.

On the men’s side of things Grand Valley won by a score of 185 to Calvin’s 53.  For the women, Grand Valley won by a score of 158 to the Knights’ final tally of 83.

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Hockey Night at Calvin - Knights Defeat Dordt & Raise Funds and Awareness for Cancer

Friday, October 23, 2009

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By Calvin Sports Information Student Assistant Andrew Knot

In what was billed as, “The Battle for CRC Ice Supremacy,” the Calvin College Knights took total control of the Dordt Blades, capitalizing on seemingly unlimited chances, conceding limited opportunities, and exercising an irresistible perseverance in an 8-3 victory at Calvin’s home Jolly Roger Arena. 

But interdenominational competition was not the only focus of the game.  The game served as a fundraiser for breast cancer.  Pink shirts, shoelaces, and stick tape set the scene for a special night.  Calvin College President Dr. Gaylen Byker and Academic Services Disability Coordinator June DeBoer ceremonially dropped the first puck.  The night marked the one year anniversary of DeBoer’s diagnosis of breast cancer, which she has since overcome. 

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Men’s Soccer Defeats Adrian 4-1 - Remains on Top of MIAA Standings

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

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The nationally-ranked Calvin men’s soccer team remains on top of the MIAA standings after a 4-1 victory over Adrian Wednesday afternoon at Calvin’s Zuidema Field. Ranked 18th nationally by D3soccer.com and 21st by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America’s Top 25 poll, Calvin is now 12-2-1 overall and 7-1-1 in the MIAA, two points ahead of Hope which picked up a 1-0 victory over Trine on Wednesday to move to 6-1-2 in league play.

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Women’s Cross Country Team Ranked #1/Men’s Cross Country Team Ranked 16th

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

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USTFCCCA Top 35 Rankings

The Calvin women’s cross country team remains the top-ranked team in the latest set of Division III Top 35 National Rankings released by the United States Track and Field Cross Country Coaches Association. The Knights picked up 278 points in the latest poll with Johns Hopkins second with 274 points. The Calvin men’s cross country team also remains ranked 16th in the men’s poll with North Central (IL) continuing to hold the top spot.

Both Calvin cross country teams are preparing for the MIAA Championships which are scheduled to take place on October 31 at Adrian.

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Calvin Volleyball/Hockey Teams To Raise Cancer Awareness & Funds for Cancer Research Friday Night

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

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GRAND RAPIDS—The Calvin women’s volleyball team and the Calvin ACHA hockey team will be raising cancer awareness and funds for cancer research Friday night.

The volleyball team will be participating in the Dig for a Cure drive, sponsored by the American Volleyball Coaches Association during its home match with Adrian Friday at the Van Noord Arena at 6:30 p.m. As part of the evening’s events, players from both teams will be wearing pink uniform attire. Calvin volleyball players have been accepting pledges for the drive with all donations going to the American Cancer Society. Pledges include donations for each dig recorded by a player as well as direct donations and pledges for the drive.

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Volleyball Rolls To 25-19, 25-19, 25-11 Win Over Trine

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

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(Written by sports information student assistant Andrew Knot)

Led by a big-blocking defense and aggressive serving, the Knights of Calvin College found lightning in a bottle and handedly defeated the Trine University Thunder on Tuesday Oct. 20 in the Van Noord Arena. 

Calvin swept the Thunder in three sets, a much more convincing result than the 5-set barnburner between the schools at Trine earlier in the season.  Calvin also won that match. 

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