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Calvin Pulls Out Five-Set Thriller Over Wittenberg in Great Lakes Regional Challenge

Friday, September 16, 2011

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SPRINGFIELD, OH - Like a pair of heavyweight prizefighters, the Calvin and Wittenberg volleyball teams went toe-to-toe Friday night at Wittenberg’s Great Lakes Regional Challenge. In the end, top-ranked Calvin had one more punch than third-ranked Wittenberg as the Knights recorded an epic five-set win by scores of 18-25, 31-29, 22-25, 29-27, 17-15. Calvin has now won three of its last four meetings against Wittenberg including its last two matches against the Tigers in Springfield. A year ago, Calvin defeated Wittenberg on its home floor in four sets in the NCAA III Great Lakes Regional final. Earlier on Friday, Calvin defeated Mount St. Joseph 25-22, 25-12, 25-20. VanderPlas and Rebecca Kamp had nine kills apiece while Lizzie Kamp had eight kills. Rietema had 29 assists and senior Kelly Peterson (Ramsey, MN/Anoka HS) 14 digs. Calvin will face Heidelberg at 10 a.m. and Ohio Northern at 2 p.m. on Saturday.

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Men’s Soccer Defeats Wheaton 2-1 in Cal Bergsma Memorial Tournament

Friday, September 16, 2011

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By Sports Information Student Assistant Mark DeHaan

After a 5-0 conference opening win against Adrian this past Tuesday, the men’s soccer team was looking to continue its strong offensive play as it hosted the Wheaton Thunder in the first round game of the Cal Bergsma Memorial Tournament. Calvin did just that, defeating Wheaton 2-1 at Calvin’s Zuidema Field to extend its winning streak over the Thunder to four games. Sophomore Lawrence Murray scored on a free kick late in the first half to give the Knights a 1-0 lead and senior Tyler Vegter later ripped in a feed from younger brother (freshman) Travis Vegter in the second half to put the Knights up 2-0. Wheaton cut the deficit in half on a goal with seven minutes left in regulation but the Knights held fast from there to gain the win. Junior Michael Dolan had one save for Calvin to gain the win in goal.

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Women’s Golf Takes Fourth at MIAA Jamboree

Thursday, September 15, 2011

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ANGOLA, IN - The Calvin women’s golf team had a strong showing at its first MIAA competition of the year, finishing fourth Thursday at an MIAA Jamboree hosted by Trine University. Calvin took fourth with a team score of 348 strokes, just three strokes behind Olivet and six strokes behind Saint Mary’s. Hope took first place with a team score of 325 while host Trine was fifth with a team score of 357. Calvin was led by junior Elise Doezema (Grand Rapids/Grand Rapids Christian HS) who tied for third place individually with a career-best round of 81. Sophomore Carlia Canto (Marysville/Port Huron Northern HS) was next for Calvin with an 86 that was good for 13th place.

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Take a Virtual Video Tour of Calvin Cross Country Course

Thursday, September 15, 2011

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Calvin College Cross Country Course Video

The Calvin men’s and women’s cross country teams will host the Knight Invitational this Saturday at the Calvin Cross Country Course located on Calvin’s east campus at the Gainey Athletic Complex. Calvin videographer Mike Zaagman recently caught up with Calvin head cross country coach Brian Diemer to give the public a video tour of Calvin’s course which has been in use since 2004. In the video, Diemer narrates the course while Zaagman provides a visual look through his camera lens.

Calvin’s cross country course tour from Calvin College on Vimeo.

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Men’s Cross Country Ranked Fifth/Women’s Cross Country Ranked 15th

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

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The most recent set of Division III Top 25 rankings for mens’ and women’s cross country have been released by the USTFCCCA and the Calvin men are ranked fifth while the Calvin women are ranked 15th. North Central (IL) is the top-ranked team in the men’s poll while Middlebury (Vt.) is ranked number-one in the women’s poll. Both teams are set to open the 2011 season on Saturday when they host the Knight Invitational at the Gainey Athletic Complex. The women’s 5K race is set to begin at 10 a.m. with the men’s 8K race set to follow at 10:45 a.m. A live audio broadcast of both races will be available online at: Stretch Internet Audio Broadcast

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Men’s Golf Fifth at MIAA Jamboree Hosted by Olivet at Bedford Valley Country Club

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

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BATTLE CREEK - The Calvin men’s golf team tied for fifth at an MIAA Jamboree hosted by Olivet at the Bedford Valley Country Club Wednesday afternoon. Calvin posted a team score of 316 strokes. Hope took first place in the team standings at 299 followed by Adrian at 303, Olivet at 310 and Alma at 312. Calvin shared fifth place with Albion. Junior Ben Kuiper (Grand Rapids/Grand Rapids Christian HS) was Calvin’s top golfer, finishing 13th with a 76. Junior Dave Sarkipato (Kalamazoo/Kalamazoo Christian HS) was next with a 77 followed by sophomore Ross Ryzenga (Holland/Holland Christian HS) with an 81, freshman Michael Wierenga (Caledonia/South Christian HS) with an 82 and freshman James Van Noord (Troy/Troy Athens HS) with an 84.

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Women’s Soccer Picks Up First Victory of Year - Defeats Trine 4-2 in MIAA Opener

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

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ANGOLA, IN - The Calvin women’s soccer team picked up its first victory of the season and did so in its MIAA opener, defeating host Trine University 4-2 Wednesday afternoon. Calvin (1-4-0 overall, 1-0-0 MIAA) took the early lead on a 25-yard blast by junior Liz Cancel (St. Clair Shores/Fraser HS) just 3:46 into the match after receiving a feed from sophomore teammate Danielle Carter (DeWitt/DeWitt HS). The goal was the third of the year for Cancel who leads the Knights in scoring. Trine came back to tie the game on a header off a long throw-in in the 29th minute of play.

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Calvin Men’s Soccer Team Carries on Tradition of Dr. Z

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

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Written by sports information student assistant Mark DeHaan

This fall, the Calvin men’s soccer team will honor the late Dr. Marv Zuidema in a unique way after each and every home game. The team, along with family and friends, will replace divots on the field that bears his name. The tradition began when Zuidema was a coach and will continue even though the legendary coach passed away earlier this summer. An accomplished educator, coach, and administrator, Zuidema was passionate about replacing divots in the field immediately after soccer games. Even days after games, Zuidema could be seen walking about the field, fixing the turf.

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Volleyball Team Remains Top-Ranked Team in AVCA Division III Top 25 Poll

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

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AVCA Division III Top 25 Poll

The Calvin women’s volleyball team remains the top-ranked team in the AVCA Division III Top 25 poll. The Knights received 22 of a possible 24 first place votes in this week’s poll with Washington University of St. Louis receiving the other two votes. Washington is ranked second in this week’s poll. Calvin will be put to the test this weekend as it participates in the annual Wittenberg University Great Lakes Regional Challenge. On Friday night, Calvin will take on third-ranked Wittenberg and on Saturday morning, will face 11th-ranked Heidelberg. The Knights will also face regional powers Mount St. Joseph and Ohio Northern at the weekend tournament.

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Men’s Soccer Opens MIAA Campaign with 5-0 Win Over Adrian

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

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By sports information student assistant Andrew Knot

Responding to last Saturday’s 3-0 loss at Dominican, the Knights took their conference and home opener convincingly on Tuesday, defeating Adrian by a score of 5-0.  Calvin established possession early and looked effortless in peppering Bulldogs freshman keeper James Ruby from the onset.  In the 18th minute, the Knights got on the board off a well-executed set piece. Junior Chris Nance lined up to take a corner kick with freshman Dino Duratovic as a short option.  Nance touched the ball to Duratovic, who settled it for Nance to play a cross.  Junior Joe Broekhuizen then used his head to redirect the ball into the back netting and give the Knights the only goal they’d need.

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