Monday, September 17, 2012
ROYAL OAK, Mich. Ė For the second consecutive week, the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association has named Calvin outside hitter Lizzie Kamp its Player of the Week in volleyball for matches played through Sept. 15. Kamp, a senior from Orland Park, Ill. (Chicago Christian HS), earned Position Player of the Week honors for the second straight week by slamming a career-high 25 kills for a hitting percentage of .523 in leading the Knights to an MIAA win over Alma. She also averaged 4.4 kills per set and had a .330 hitting percentage in leading Calvin to a 3-1 record at the Wittenberg, Ohio, Fall Classic, including 16 kills in a four-set victory over the host Tigers in a battle of top-five nationally-ranked teams. Kamp is being honored as Player of the Week for fourth time in her career.
Saturday, September 15, 2012Wittenberg Fall Classic
SPRINGFIELD, OH - The third-ranked Calvin women’s volleyball team picked up an impressive 25-20, 26-24, 25-21 victory over second-ranked Wittenberg University Saturday afternoon. The Knights then picked up a 25-18, 25-23, 25-19 victory over 21st-ranked Heidelberg to finish the rugged weekend tournament with a 3-1 record. Calvin’s only defeat was a five-set loss to top-ranked Washington University Friday night. (#3) Calvin, (#7) Hope and (#1) Washington University all finished the tournament with 3-1 records while (#2) Wittenberg finished with a 2-2 mark. Calvin junior setter Megan Rietema was named to the all-tournament at the conclusion of the weekend.
Saturday, September 15, 2012Results
ADRIAN - Calvin came up big in the second MIAA Jamboree of the year, firing a first place team score of 295 strokes at the Lenawee Country Club. The first place score vaults the Knights into a tie for first place in the overall team standings with Trine University. Through two league tournaments, Calvin and Trine have totals of 604 strokes 10 strokes ahead of third place Adrian. The MIAA fall men’s golf season consists of eight league tournaments with the top four teams at the conclusion of the fall season advancing to the 54-hole MIAA spring tournament which determines the league’s automatic qualifier to the NCAA III Tournament. Sophomore James Van Noord (Troy/Troy Athens HS) led Calvin with a score of 72 that allowed him to finish in a three-way tie for first place medalist honors. All five golfers in Calvin’s starting lineup fired rounds under 80 as senior Ben Kuiper (Grand Rapids/Grand Rapids Christian HS) had a 73, junior Mark Allen (Oconomowoc, WI/Lake Country Lutheran HS) a 74, senior Dave Sarkipato (Kalamazoo/Kalamazoo Christian HS) a 76 and sophomore Michael Wierenga (Caledonia/South Christian HS) a 78. Wierenga had a special moment with a hole-in-one on the par 3 12th hole.
Friday, September 14, 2012Wittenberg Fall Classic
SPRINGFIELD, OH - The third-ranked Calvin women’s volleyball team came within a whisker of defeating top-ranked Washington University of St. Louis Friday night at the Wittenberg Fall Classic, falling in a five-set thriller 22-25, 26-24, 22-25, 25-15, 18-16. Calvin held a two sets-to-one lead but the Bears came roaring back to take set four by a 10-point margin. In set five, Calvin held an 8-6 lead but Washington University grabbed a 14-13 advantage. Calvin then fought off three match points but could never gain the lead with Washington University finally putting the Knights away in the end. Calvin (9-1 overall) opened the day with a 25-13, 25-19, 25-21 win over Ohio Northern. In the win over ONU, Calvin received 11 kills from senior Lizzie Kamp, seven kills from freshman Maggie Kamp and 33 assists from junior setter Megan Rietema. Calvin will now turn its attention to a pair of nationally-ranked opponents on Saturday as it will face second-ranked and host Wittenberg at 2 p.m. and 21st-ranked Heidelberg at 6 p.m.
Friday, September 14, 2012Box Score Information
WHEATON, IL - The Calvin men’s soccer team suffered a 3-1 loss at Wheaton (IL) Friday night at Joe Bean Stadium, snapping what had been a four-game Calvin win streak over their non-conference rivals. Ranked 15th nationally, Wheaton built a 2-0 halftime lead on first half goals by Mitchell Paur and Adam Blackman. The goal by Maur was a well-placed shot just inside the right post while the Blackman goal was a blast from distance that found the top shelf of the Calvin net. Blackman then put Wheaton up 3-0 with another strike from distance, looping a shot just under the crossbar in the 62nd minute of play. Calvin freshman Taylor Pruis got the Knights on the board, ripping in a shot inside the Wheaton box with 7:37 left in regulation. The goal by Pruis was his second of the year. Sophomore Sean Broekhuizen picked up an assist on the play. Wheaton held a 23-10 shots at goal advantage. Senior goalkeeper Jared Rushlau had five saves for Calvin. The Knights are back in action next Tuesday, hosting Albion at 4 p.m.
Thursday, September 13, 2012Box Score
The Calvin women’s soccer team opened its 2012 MIAA campaign with a 5-0 victory over visiting Trine University Thursday afternoon at Calvin’s Zuidema Field. Calvin held a 1-0 halftime lead on a first half goal by senior Liz Cancel. Junior Heidi Scholten then found the back of the net in the second half to give the Knights a 2-0 advantage and junior Kelly Koets, Cancel and junior Danielle Carter added additional goals to close out the scoring. Calvin (2-1-0 overall) outshot Trine 27-3. Junior Ashton Hearn and freshman Leesha Gunnink combined on the shutout in goal for Calvin. The Knights return to action next Wednesday, traveling to Alma for a 4 p.m. contest.
Wednesday, September 12, 2012USTFCCCA Division III National/Regional Polls for 9-12-12
The Calvin menís and womenís cross country teams continue to climb in the national rankings. In the most recent set of Division III Top 35 rankings released by the United States Cross Country Coaches Association of America, the Calvin menís team is ranked sixth while the Calvin womenís team is ranked eighth. In the first poll of the year Ė released two weeks ago Ė the Calvin menís cross country team was ranked seventh while the Calvin womenís team was ranked 10th.This past weekend, both teams took first place at their own Knight Invitational with the Calvin menís team posting a first place total of 30 points and its womenís team collecting a first place score of 34 points. Both teams are in the process of preparing for the MIAA Jamboree on September 21 at Saint Maryís College in Notre Dame, Indiana.
Wednesday, September 12, 2012Box Score
By Mark DeHaan
With an important tournament looming this weekend at Wittenberg University, the third-ranked Calvin volleyball team had to focus on the task at hand Wednesday night as it hosted undefeated Alma College. Calvin, undefeated as well, came into the match with a 7-0 record overall and a 3-0 MIAA record, while the Scots were 6-0 and 2-0 in conference. The Knights prevailed in four sets, winning 25-12, 20-25, 25-18, 25-8.
Wednesday, September 12, 2012Box Score
OLIVET - A four-goal lead was not enough for the Calvin men’s soccer team as the Knights were stunned by a furious Olivet comeback Wednesday afternoon. Leading 4-0 late in the first half, Calvin surrendered the lead as the host Comets scored six unanswered goals to take a 6-4 lead. Calvin added another goal with just over 15 minutes remaining but was unable to tie the game back up. The Olivet comeback effort began with a goal with 1:30 left in the first half that brought the Comets to within 4-1 at halftime. Olivet then scored five goals in the first 17 minutes of the second half including three in the first 12 minutes to take a 5-4 lead. An Olivet tally in the 73rd minute put the Comets up 6-4 before Calvin answered with a goal by senior Nick Holtrop in the 75th minute of play. The Holtrop goal was his third of the game, marking his first collegiate hat-trick. Holtrop’s performance went for naught however as the Comets claimed the stunning comeback win. Holtrop scored a pair of first half goals with freshman Taylor Pruis and sophomore Tyler Vegter also scoring for the Knights. Calvin is back in action on Friday when it travels to Wheaton (IL) for a non-conference game at 8 p.m.
Tuesday, September 11, 2012AVCA Division III Top 25 Poll (9-11-12)
The Calvin women’s volleyball team continues to hold the number-three spot in the latest set of AVCA Division III Top 25 rankings. The Knights have been ranked third in the first three polls of the year. Calvin has an important week of action up ahead as it hosts Alma Wednesday night at 6:30 p.m. at Van Noord Arena and then journeys to Wittenberg University for the rugged Wittenberg Fall Classic Friday and Saturday. Wednesday’s match between Calvin and Alma will feature a meeting of undefeated teams as Calvin is 7-0 overall and 3-0 in the MIAA. Alma is 6-0 overall and 2-0 in the MIAA. The Wittenberg Fall Classic meanwhile will include five nationally-ranked teams including the top three ranked teams in the country in Washington University of St. Louis (#1), host Wittenberg (#2) and Calvin (#3). Other ranked teams include seventh-ranked Hope and 21st-ranked Heidelberg.« First < 2 3 4 5 6 >