Monday, October 03, 2011
Calvin College sophomore Megan Rietema has been named the MIAA’s Specialty Player of the Week in volleyball. Rietema, a sophomore from Grand Rapids (Grand Rapids Christian HS), distributed 32 assists (10.7 per set) in leading the Knights to a three-set sweep of Hope that propelled Calvin into sole possession of first place in the MIAA. She had four kills and four digs for the match. Rietema is being honored as Specialty Player of the Week for the second time this season and fourth time in her career. Calvin will travel to Adrian Tuesday night for a 6:30 p.m. conference match.
Saturday, October 01, 2011Results
KALAMAZOO—Calvin continued to secure its top four finish in the MIAA regular season standings as the Knights took third at an MIAA Jamboree hosted by Kalamazoo at the Milham Park Golf Club Saturday afternoon with a team score of 348 strokes. Calvin remains in fourth place in the MIAA overall standings but is now 60 strokes ahead of Adrian and Trine. The Knights are 23 strokes behind third place Saint Mary’s. Calvin placed three golfers in the top 10 on Saturday led by junior Elise Doezema (Grand Rapids/Grand Rapids Christian HS) who tied for sixth with an 84. Sophomore Carlia Canto (Marysille/Port Huron Northern HS) and freshman Jackie Richert (Fort Gratiot/Port Huron Northern HS) tied for eighth with rounds of 85. Junior Rachel Whitaker (Grand Rapids/Forest Hills Northern HS) was next for Calvin with a 94 while freshman Lauren Richert (Fort Gratiot/Port Huron Northern HS) had a 101.
Saturday, October 01, 2011
CHICAGO, IL - A group of runners from the Calvin men’s and women’s cross contry teams competed at the Loyola Lakefront Invitational on Saturday. In the men’s race, Calvin placed 16th with 465 points. In the women’s race, Calvin placed 14th with 469 points. The University of Toledo won the men’s race with 55 points while the University of Iowa won the women’s race with 27 points. Calvin’s top finisher in the men’s race was junior Kevin Peterson (Grand Rapids/Grand Rapids Christian HS) in 62nd place (26:17). On the women’s side, senior Samantha Westveer (Kentwood/East Kentwood HS) led Calvin by placing 88th (19:08). Calvin returns to action next Friday, competing at the Michigan Intercollegiates at Hillsdale College.
Saturday, October 01, 2011Box Score
(written by sports information student assistant Mitch Blankespoor/photo by Bill Sanderson)
ALBION, MI - The Calvin College menís soccer team came into Albion College looking to get back on the winning track after dropping a 2-0 decision at Trine University Tuesday. On Saturday, Calvin did just that, using four second half goals to down the Britons 4-1. Calvin picked up second half goals from freshman Dino Duratovic, junior Chris Nance, sophomore Zach Willis and junior Joe Broekhuizen. The Knights outshot the Britons 19-5 in the game. Sophomore Mirza Harambasic earned his first collegiate win at the varsity level, collecting two saves. Calvin returns to action next Wednesday when it travels to Olivet to face the first place Comets.
Saturday, October 01, 2011Box Score
(photo by Sandy Palmatter)
ADRIAN - Calvin suffered a tough 3-1 defeat at Adrian Saturday afternoon. Calvin outshot the host Bulldogs 13-9 but Adrian scored two goals in the final 11 minutes of regulation to seal the win. With the win, Adrian improves to 5-1-0 in the league, one point behind 5-1-1 Alma while Calvin falls to 4-2-0 in the league and is tied with Hope (4-2-0) for fourth place in the league standings with Kalamazoo in third place at 5-2-0. Calvin’s lone goal was scored by sophomore Kelly Koets off a pass from junior Francesa Smith. Calvin returns to action next Tuesday when it hosts the Flying Dutch at Hope at 4 p.m. at Zuidema Field.