Wednesday, April 11, 2012Box Score
ALLENDALE - The Calvin women’s tennis team suffered a 9-0 decision at Grand Valley State Wednesday afternoon. The Lakers entered the match ranked 23rd in the most recent ITA Division II Top 25 poll.
Calvin drops to 4-11 overall with the loss. the Knights return to action next Monday for a conference match at Saint Mary’s at 4 p.m.
Wednesday, April 11, 2012Box Score
KALAMAZOO - Calvin jumped out to a 2-1 lead but could not gain another point in a 7-2 loss at nationally-ranked Kalamazoo College. For the second straight year against Kalamazoo, Calvin (5-6 overall, 2-1 MIAA) grabbed two of the three doubles points but the 27th-ranked Hornets (7-9 overall, 4-0 MIAA) came roaring back to sweep all six singles flights.Calvin’s two points came at No. 1 and No. 2 doubles. Juniors Preston Phillips (Bexley, OH/Bexley HS) and Philip Reinken (Morton, IL/Morton HS) pulled out a gutty 9-7 win at No. 1 doubles while junior Brian DeMaagd (Grandville/Calvin Christian HS) and sophomore Loukas Peterson (Brentwood, TN/Brentwood HS) were 8-6 winners at No. 2 doubles. Calvin returns to action this Friday and Saturday at the GLCA Tournament at Oberlin College. Calvin will open the tournament on Friday with dual matches against DePauw and Ohio Wesleyan.
Wednesday, April 11, 2012Box Score Information
PALOS HEIGHTS, IL - Calvin got back on the winning track with a doubleheader sweep at Trinity Christian College Wednesday afternoon, winning games by scores of 4-1 and 6-1. In game one, Calvin (7-15) overcame a 1-0 deficit with three runs in the top of the fourth as junior Hannah DeWeerd (Grand Rapids/Grand Rapids Christian HS) belted a three-run homer after senior Marie Prins (Hudsonville/Unity Christian HS) and sophomore Lina Avila (Lakewood, CA/Valley Christian HS) had singled. Calvin added an insurance run in the top of the seventh as Prins drew a bases-loaded walk. Avila went the distance in the pitcher’s circle to gain the win as she scattered eight hits and struck out two. Calvin had six hits in the win including two off the bat of freshman Christie VanderMeer (Grandville/Grandville HS). In game two, Calvin jumped out in front early with five runs in the top of the first. Calvin collected 11 hits in the victory including three from Prins. Freshman Trista Brownlee tossed a complete-game, striking out six and walking one to pick up the victory.
Wednesday, April 11, 2012Results
CASCADE - Calvin continued its strong spring campaign by taking first place at the Furniture City Classic Wednesday at the Quail Ridge Golf Club. Calvin finished the 36-hole tournament with a team score of 624 strokes, finishing two strokes ahead of second place Davenport. It marks Calvin’s second tournament title of the spring as the Knights also took first place at the Sunshine Invitational during its spring break trip three weeks ago. Junior Ben Kuiper (Grand Rapids/Grand Rapids Christian HS) led the way for the Knights by capturing medalist honors with a tournament score of 146. Kuiper blazed through the first 18 holes with a round of 69 and came back with an afternoon round of 77 to finish two over par. Sophomore teammate Jake Hoogstrate (Grand Rapids/Grand Rapids Christian HS) was close behind, finishing in second place in the final individual standings with a 36-hole total of 150 strokes (74-76) to finish six over par.
Wednesday, April 11, 2012USTFCCCA Division III Top 25 Rankings
For the third straight week, the Calvin men’s track and field team holds a spot in the top 10 of the United States Track and Field Cross Country Coaches Association Division III national rankings. The Knights are ranked 10th in this week’s poll after having been ranked sixth the last two weeks. Calvin is in action this Saturday at the MIAA Jamboree hosted by Albion College. To visit a performance list for Saturday’s MIAA Jamboree, please visit the Albion website at: MIAA Jamboree Track and Field Performance List In addition, the Calvin men’s track and field team is ranked seventh in the latest set of Great Lakes Regional rankings while the Calvin women’s track and field team is ranked sixth in the women’s regional poll. The regional polls can be found online at: Regional Rankings
Tuesday, April 10, 2012
ROYAL OAK, Mich. – The Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association has named Calvin’s Brian DeMaagd its Player of the Week in women’s tennis for matches played through April 8. DeMaagd, a junior from Grandville (Calvin Christian HS), posted 2-1 records at No. 1 singles and No. 2 doubles for the week. He won both of his MIAA doubles matches against Albion and Trine, and overcame a 6-1 first-set loss to post a three-set singles victory against Albion. Calvin is back in action on Wednesday when it travels to Kalamazoo for a 6 p.m. match.
Tuesday, April 10, 2012Box Score
Calvin got back on the winning track with an 8-1 victory over Olivet Tuesday afternoon inside the Huizenga Tennis and Track Center. The Knights are now 4-10 overall and 2-2 in the MIAA. The Knights are currently tied for fifth place in the MIAA standings with Adrian and Saint Mary’s. Calvin got off to a quick start by sweeping the three doubles flights. Freshmen Megan Visser (Kalamazoo Christian HS) and Samantha Reitsma (Northpointe Christian HS) were 8-3 winners at No. 1 doubles while junoir Elise Doezema (Grand Rapids Christian HS) and sophomore Bethany Zoerhof (Holland Christian HS) 8-2 winners at No. 2 doubles. Sophomore Lauren Schlagenhauf (Fort Wayne, IN/Concordia Lutheran HS) and junior Jordan Ipema (Kalamazoo Christian HS) claimed an 8-1 win at No. 3 doubles.Calvin then clipped off five singles wins with Visser winning 6-2, 6-4 at No. 1 singles, Ipema winning 6-4, 6-3 at No. 3 singles, Reitsma winning 6-0, 6-0 at No. 4 singles, Doezema winning 6-2, 6-0 at No. 5 singles and freshman Ali Roode (Unity Christian HS) winning 6-0, 6-1 at No. 6 singles. Calvin is back in action on Wednesday when it travels to Grand Valley State University for a non-conference match at 3:30 p.m.
Tuesday, April 10, 2012Results
JACKSON - Battling frigid temperatures, the Calvin men’s golf team finished third in a field of six teams at the Vic Cuiss Invitational hosted by Albion College Tuesday afternoon at the Jackson Country Club. Calvin posted a team score of 322 strokes with Alma taking first (313), Albion second (316), Spring Arbor fourth (323) and Olivet and Adrian tying for fifth (328). Calvin’s top individual was freshman James Van Noord (Troy/Troy Athens HS) with a round of 79 that was good for seventh place. Junior Ben Kuiper (Grand Rapids Christian HS) was next with a round of 80 that placed him in 10th place. Sophomore Ross Ryzenga (Holland Christian HS) had an 81, freshman Jonathan Cook (Western Michigan Christian HS) an 82 and freshman Michael Wierenga (South Christian HS) an 83
Saturday, April 07, 2012Results
ADRIAN - The Calvin men’s and women’s track and field team competed at the Adrian All-American Invitational on Saturday.Highlights for the Calvin women included freshman Kate Ardinger winning the 1,500 meters (4:49.37), junior Alyssa Penning winning the 5,000 meters (18:09.51), junior Carissa Verkaik winning the high jump (5-5) and freshman Christina Geating winning the pole vault (10-0). Highlights for the Calvin men included senior Justin Kremers winning the javelin throw (172-7) and junior Job Christiansen winning the 5,000 meters (15:12.55). Both Calvin teams will now prepare to compete at the MIAA Jamboree next Saturday at Albion College. The MIAA Jamboree will be worth one-half of the final MIAA standings.
Saturday, April 07, 2012Box Score Information
(Photo by Sandy Palmatter)
KALAMAZOO - A 12-hit attack allowed Calvin to gain a 7-1 game two win over Kalamazoo Saturday afternoon, allowing the Knights to gain a doubleheader split and a split of the four-game weekend series. After dropping the opener 5-4, Calvin took control in game two, scoring two runs in the second, two in the third, one in the fifth and two more in the sixth. Meanwhile freshman lefthander Nate Schepers (Holland Christian HS) tossed a complete-game two-hitter to run his season record to 3-1 on the year. Schepers struck out four batters and walked only one. Senior Ben Cok (Grand Rapids Christian HS) finished 3-for-5 on the afternoon and in the four-game series, went 6-for-11 (.545) with eight runs batted in.