Friday, October 07, 2011Day One Results
BATTLE CREEK - Calvin opened play at the two-day MIAA Tournament with a team score of 353 strokes which is good for fourth place through one day of competition. The MIAA Tournament is being held at a neutral site course - the Bedford Valley Country Club. The Knights also remain in fourth place in the overall team standings. Sophomore Carlia Canto (Marysville/Port Huron Northern HS) led the way for Calvin with an 81, good for a tie for fifth place individually while junior Elise Doezema (Grand Rapids/Grand Rapids Christian HS) had an 84 to finish ninth. Rounding out Calvin’s finishers were freshman Jackie Richert (Fort Gratiot/Port Huron Northern HS) with a 91, freshman Laura Richert (Fort Gratiot/Port Huron Northern HS) with a 97 and junior Rachel Whitaker (Grand Rapids/Forest Hills Northern HS) with a 104. Canto is now eighth in the seasonal MIAA indvidual standings while Doezema is 11th. Action picks up again on Saturday at 9 a.m.
Thursday, October 06, 2011Bedford Valley Country Club Website
Calvin will serve as host of the two-day MIAA Women’s Golf Tournament this Friday and Saturday at the Bedford Valley Country Club in Battle Creek. The tournament will include an 18-hole round on Friday and an 18-hole round on Saturday. Friday’s action will begin at 1 p.m. with Saturday’s round set for 9 a.m. The two weekend rounds will count on the cumulative stroke total in the overall MIAA standings both individually and as a team. Hope enters the weekend with a 15-stroke lead over Olivet in the overall team standings while defending MIAA champion Saint Mary’s is third and Calvin fourth. The top four teams in the final MIAA regular season standings will be eligible to compete for the MIAA’s automatic bid to the NCAA III Tournament next spring.
Thursday, October 06, 2011Results
BATTLE CREEK Ė Calvin began the first of three days of competition at the Bedford Valley Country Club Thursday afternoon, finishing fourth at the final MIAA Jamboree of the year with a team score of 352 strokes. The Knights remain in fourth place in the overall MIAA standings heading into the 36-hole MIAA Tournament scheduled for this weekend at Bedford Valley. The Knights are 68 strokes ahead of Adrian for fourth place and trail Saint Maryís by 29 strokes for third place. Hope continues to lead the overall standings, 15 strokes ahead of Olivet. On Thursday, Hope and Olivet tied for first place with scores of 322 strokes. Saint Maryís was third with a team score of 344.
Women’s Soccer Defeats Kalamazoo 4-1 on the Road To Move Into Tie For Fourth Place in MIAA Standings
Thursday, October 06, 2011Box Score
KALAMAZOO - Needing a victory to remain in the hunt for a spot in the four-team MIAA Tournament, Calvin did just that, defeating Kalamazoo College 4-1 Thursday afternoon at the Kalamazoo Community Soccer Complex. The victory bumps Calvin into a tie for fourth place in the MIAA standings with Kalamazoo. Both teams are now 5-3-0 in league play. The top four teams at the conclusion of the MIAA regular season will advance to the four-team MIAA Tournament. Thursday’s game marked the conclusion of the first half of the MIAA’s double round robin schedule. Calvin put together one of its finest performances of the season in Thursday’s victory as the Knights (5-7-0 overall) outshot Kalamazoo (6-5-1) 15-4, scoring three second half goals including two in the final 15 minutes to seal the win.
Thursday, October 06, 2011
The latest edition of the Calvin Sports Report Live video report is now available. In the latest installment, host Luke Burlin takes a look at the defending national champion Calvin women’s volleyball team. Berlin reports on Calvin’s victory over Hope on September 28 and later interviews Calvin sports information student assistant Mitch Blankespoor for his thoughts on this year’s Calvin volleyball team.
Wednesday, October 05, 2011USTFCCCA Division III Rankings
The Calvin men’s and women’s cross country teams have each moved up one spot in the latest set of Division III Cross Country rankings compiled by the United States Track and Field Cross Country Coaches Association. On the men’s side, Calvin is ranked third behind second-ranked Haverford and top-ranked North Central. The Knights were ranked fourth last week. On the women’s side, Calvin is ranked seventh. The Knights were ranked eighth a week ago. Middlebury (Vt.) remains the top-ranked team while Washington (Mo.) is ranked second. Both Calvin teams will compete at the Michigan Intercollegiates on Friday in Hillsdale, Michigan. The competition will include teams from around the state of Michigan at the Division I, II, III and NAIA levels.
Wednesday, October 05, 2011Box Score
(written by sports information student assistant Mitch Blankespoor)
OLIVET, MI - The Calvin College menís soccer team came to Olivetís Cutler Athletic Complex with the second most points in the MIAA. Calvinís opponent, the 23rd-ranked Olivet Comets, were sitting atop the MIAA. In a showdown for first place, Calvin defeated Olivet 3-0 to forge a tie for first place in the MIAA standings with the Comets. Both teams are now 5-1-0 in league play, five points ahead of Hope and Trine. Junior Nick Holtrop gave Calvin a 1-0 lead late in the first half on a goal off a corner kick play. The Knights then struck for two goals four minutes apart in the second half - the first from sophomore Zach Willis - and the second from freshman Dino Duratovic - to put the game out of reach.Calvin will host Alma on Saturday at 2:30 p.m. at Zuidema Field.
Tuesday, October 04, 2011Box Score
(By Sports Information Student Assistant Mitch Blankespoor)
ADRIAN, MI - The Calvin College womenís volleyball team squared off against the Adrian Bulldogs, the only team in the MIAA the Knights had not faced, on Tuesday evening. Calvin rolled over Adrian en route to a straight sets victory by scores of 25-8, 25-14, 25-5. Calvin used service runs to win each set. The first set the Knights used an 11-point service run from junior Kelly Gordon (South Christian HS). Sophomore Megan Rietema (Grand Rapids Christian HS) had a six point service run in the second set. Calvin capped the match off with a an eight point service run from junior Jen Pluyumert (Grand Rapids Christian HS) and a nine point run from senior Rebecca Kamp (Chicago Christian HS).
Tuesday, October 04, 2011Box Score
(by Sports Information Student Assistant Mark DeHaan)
After dropping a tough game at Adrian on Saturday, the Knights women’s soccer team looked to rebound on an sun-splashed Tuesday afternoon as they played host to rival Hope. Coming into play with identical 4-2 conference records, the game promised to be a good one. The match lived up to its billing but unfortunately for the Knights, they wound up on the wrong side of the scoreboard in a game won by Hope 3-2. Freshman Sam Osterhaven and junior Liz Cancel accounted for Calvin’s goals.
Monday, October 03, 2011Results
(Photo by Paul Evans)
Home course advantage proved to be no advantage for the Calvin men’s golf team as the Knights finished seven at an MIAA Jamboree at their home course - the Watermark Country Club - with a score of 332 strokes. The seventh place finish diminishes Calvin’s chances at a top-four finish in the final MIAA regular season standings and a competing spot for an NCAA III Tournament bid at next springs MIAA Tournament. The Knights remain in sixth place in the league standings and are now 21 strokes behind fourth place Adrian. A bright spot for Calvin on Monday was the play of junior Ben Kuiper (Grand Rapids/Grand Rapids Christian HS) who tied for sixth place individually with a round of 76. Kuiper remains in first place in the overall MIAA individual standings with an average of 75.0 strokes-per-round.