Tuesday, October 20, 2009Box Score
ANGOLA, IN—The Calvin women’s soccer team remained in sole possession of first place in the MIAA standings with a 5-0 victory at Trine University Tuesday afternoon. The Knights are now 12-4 overall and 6-1-0 in the MIAA, remaining three-points ahead of second place Adrian (5-2-0 MAA). Kalamazoo is five points behind Calvin but has two league games left to play while the Knights (and Adrian) have just one. Calvin’s remaining league game is set for October 28 when the Knights host rival Hope at 4:00 p.m. at Calvin’s Zuidema Field.
Saturday, October 17, 2009Tournament Site
ELMHURST, IL - 11th-ranked Calvin posted a 3-1 record at the Elmhurst Invitational this weekend, defeating Loras (IA) and Elmhurst on Friday before splitting a pair of matches on Saturday with Calvin defeating Widener (PA) and falling to North Central (IL).
Calvin is now 17-5 overall.
Saturday, October 17, 2009Box Score
ALMA – Calvin bounced back from a disappointing overtime loss at Hope on Tuesday with a 5-1 victory at Alma Saturday afternoon to move into sole possession of first place in the MIAA standings. The Knights now lead Hope by two points as Hope tied Kalamazoo Saturday evening.
Senior Alex McKenzie (Lindenhurst, IL/Antioch HS) led the way with his first collegiate hat-trick while notching one assist to record a seven-point afternoon.
Alma (1-11-2 overall, 0-8-0 MIAA) drew first blood with a goal just 50 seconds into the match off the foot of Cameron Alman.
Calvin (11-2-1 overall, 6-1-0 MIAA) roared back with four goals over the next 25 minutes however with McKenzie scoring three of the four goals
Saturday, October 17, 2009Men's Results
OSHKOSH, WI—The 16th-ranked Calvin men’s cross country team had a strong showing at the Wisconsin-Oshkosh Brooks Invitational on Saturday, placing fourth with a team score of 158 points, finishing ahead of 15th-ranked Wisconsin-Oshkosh. Top-ranked North Central dominated the field with a first place team score of 22 points followed by sixth-ranked UW-Stevens Point in second (97 points) and ninth-ranked Augustana (IL) in third place (151 points).
Saturday, October 17, 2009Results
OSHKOSH, WI – The top-ranked Calvin women’s cross country took first place at the UW-Oshkosh Brooks Invitational on Saturday with a team score of 80 points, finishing 13 points ahead of 10th-ranked Washington University of St. Louis.
Running without top runner Jessica Koster, Calvin still managed to place five runners in the top 25 led by senior Jesi Hale who was eighth in a time of 21:49 followed by senior Liz Smit in 12th (21:57).
Saturday, October 17, 2009Box Score
By Sports Information Student Assistant Andrew Knot
ADRIAN—With the outright conference lead on the line, and their conference winning streak broken, the Knights had a lot to prove in Saturday’s clash with the Adrian Bulldogs. Calvin and Adrian each entered the game with a 4-1 record in conference play; Calvin had just dropped a 2-1 result to Alma early in the week, their first conference loss in 40 games. When all was said and done, Calvin came away with a 1-0 victory over the Bulldogs.
Thursday, October 15, 2009DIII News/WDIII News Site
The Calvin men’s and women’s basketball teams are both ranked nationally in the preseason issues of DIII News and WDIII News respectively.
In the DIII News preseason top 25 poll, Calvin is ranked 18th. Defending national champion Washington University of St. Louis is the preseason number-one ranked team. Calvin is one of two MIAA teams in the preseason top 25 poll as Hope is ranked 11th.
Meanwhile, the Calvin women’s basketball team is ranked 20th in the WDIII News preseason top 25 poll. Washington University of St. Louis - last year’s national runner-up - is the preseason number-one ranked team. Calvin is one of two MIAA teams in the preseason WDIII News poll as defending MIAA champion Hope is ranked third.
Wednesday, October 14, 2009Box Score
ALMA - The nationally-ranked Calvin women’s soccer team was upset at Alma on Wednesday, falling 2-1. The loss is Calvin’s first to an MIAA opponent since 2005 when the Knights were defeated by Hope. The loss also drops Calvin into a tie for first place in the MIAA standings with Adrian as the Bulldogs defeated Albion Wednesday 1-0. Calvin and Adrian are now both 4-1-0 in league play heading into a Saturday morning showdown at Adrian’s Performance Stadium slated to start at 10:00 a.m. Kalamazoo also won on Wednesday and along with Alma is just two points (3-1-1) behind Calvin and Adrian in the standings.
The loss snaps a 40-game unbeaten streak by Calvin against MIAA opponents with the Knights recording a 39-0-1 record during the streak.
Wednesday, October 14, 2009MIAA Jamboree Results
WEST OLIVE - The Calvin men’s golf team finished in a three-way tie for second place in the final MIAA standings, posting a team score of 309 on Wednesday at the final MIAA Jamboree of the year. Hope hosted the MIAA Jamboree at the Wuskowhan Players Club. Albion took first place on Wednesday with a sizzling score of 291 to make up 18 strokes on Calvin while Trine fired a round of 297 to also catch the Knights and create a three-way tie for second place. Calvin finished the year with a season average of 305.0 strokes-per-round, establishing a new Calvin single-season record. It also marks Calvin’s first second place finish since the 2003 season.
Calvin was led by senior Jon Kuiper with a round of 73 that left him with a final season average of 74.0 strokes-per-round which was good for second place in the final MIAA individual standings. The average breaks the previous Calvin record of 75.9 set by Jeff TenBrink in 2005. It is also Calvin’s highest individual MIAA finish since Phil Rietema was second in 2003.
Tuesday, October 13, 2009Box Score
(written by Calvin sports information student assistant Derek Neice - Photos by Dan Vos ‘94)
HOLLAND—Last second goals are always the hardest to bear, especially in a match-up that features two such rivals as Calvin and Hope. And this is what the Knights had to do Tuesday night as they suffered a heartbreaking 1-0 loss to the Dutchmen in a double-overtime thriller.
In the first ever Calvin-Hope game held at Hope’s brand new Van Andel Soccer Stadium there was a good turnout from both sides of the rivalry with many alumni, parents, and students coming out and enduring the cold to cheer their teams on to victory under the bright lights.