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Women’s Soccer Clinches Share of MIAA Regular Season Title With 2-0 Win Over Hope

Saturday, October 27, 2012

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By Mark DeHaan

Looking to bounce back after a loss at Kalamazoo on Thursday, the Knights women’s soccer team played strong on their way to a 2-0 victory over rival Hope on Senior Day. With the 2-0 victory, the Knights clinched a share of the MIAA title and a record sixth MIAA regular season title for Calvin sports teams this fall. The Knights also clinch a spot in next week’s four-team MIAA Tournament although the top seed for the league tournament is still up for grabs.The win elevates Calvin to 11-3-1 in the MIAA and 12-4-1 overall. Hope drops to 9-4-2 in conference and 12-5-2 overall. Calvin’s final regular season game is Wednesday when its travels to Adrian to face the Bulldogs with the first kick slated for 4 p.m. The match will be a showdown for the MIAA title as Adrian is just three points behind Calvin in the league standings and could gain a share of the league title and gain the top seed for the league tournament with a win over the Knights.

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Volleyball Defeats Saint Mary’s 3-0, Wins MIAA Title Outright

Friday, October 26, 2012

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GRAND RAPIDS – The Calvin College volleyball team won the MIAA Conference Championship outright Friday evening defeating the Saint Mary’s Belles in straight sets by scores of 25-10, 25-20, 25-16.Calvin, ranked second in the country in the most recent AVCA Division III Poll, came out of the gates hot.  With the win, the Knights captured the MIAA Championship outright for the second straight year.  Calvin heads into its final regular season game against Albion Saturday.  The Knights bring with them a 35-match MIAA winning streak.  The matchup at Albion is slated to start at 3 p.m.

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Swimming and Diving Teams Fall to GVSU in Dual Meet Action

Friday, October 26, 2012

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With a swim meet tomorrow at Olivet, the Calvin swim and dive team hopes to look strong on back-to-back days as they swam Friday night against Division II Grand Valley State. The Lakers won both the men’s and women’s competitions, defeating the Calvin men 163-77 and the Calvin women 157-83.Calvin returns to the pool tomorrow when it travels to Olivet to take on the Comets with the meet starting at 1 p.m.

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Women’s Soccer Falls to Kalamazoo in Overtime, Still First in MIAA

Thursday, October 25, 2012

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KALAMAZOO – The Calvin women’s soccer team battled Kalamazoo into overtime Thursday night at Kalamazoo’s Mackenzie Field.  The Hornets were not to be denied on senior day, as senior Jackie Short scored her 16th goal of the season, defeating the Knights seven minutes into the first overtime.Calvin outshot Kalamazoo 15-14 in the contest.  The Knights also held the advantage in corner kicks 10-7. Calvin had three good chances in the game.  The first coming form freshmen Paige Capel, who shot toward the far post, only to be saved by Kalamazoo goalkeeper Lucy Mailing.  The second came from sophomore Elle Burman, who sent a chip shot far post in the 35th minute that was tipped over the crossbar by Mailing.  The final great scoring chance came with two minutes to go in regulation.  Junior Kelly Koets got a head on a corner kick sent by freshmen Sydney Kinney.  The shot sailed just over the crossbar. Calvin still sits atop the MIAA with 31 points.  Hope and Kalamazoo sit with 29 points while Adrian has 28.  All teams have two more regular season games remaining. Calvin returns to action Saturday when it hosts the Flying Dutch of Hope College.  The game is slated to start at noon at Calvin’s Zuidema Field.

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Volleyball Clinches Share of MIAA Regular Season Title and Top Seed For Upcoming MIAA Tournament

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

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By Jordan Brink

GRAND RAPIDS, MI - The Calvin College women’s volleyball team improved its conference record to 14-0 with a win over Trine University on Wednesday night.  The Knights battled and pulled out a three set victory defeating the Thunder 25-19, 25-16, 25-18.  With this win, Calvin clinched a share of the MIAA regular season title and also secured the top seed for the MIAA Tournament. The MIAA title is Calvin’s third straight including its fifth under current head coach Amber Warners. The title is also the 19th in Calvin women’s volleyball history – more than any other MIAA school.Calvin will play its final home game of the regular season on Friday evening when it faces off against Saint Mary’s College at 7 p.m. at Van Noord Arena.

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Men’s Soccer Clinches Share of MIAA Regular Season Title and Top Seed for MIAA Tournament

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

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The Calvin men’s soccer team captured a share of an unprecedented sixth consecutive MIAA title on Wednesday while also clinching the top seed for next week’s MIAA Tournament. Calvin clinched a share of the league title with a 4-0 win over Kalamazoo while Adrian gained a 2-1 win over Olivet. With two regular season games left on the schedule for all eight MIAA teams, Calvin holds a six-point lead over Olivet. The Knights hold a potential tiebreaker edge over Olivet for the top seed for the MIAA Tournament by virtue of a regular season sweep over Hope. The MIAA regular season title is the 23rd for Calvin – more than any other MIAA school in men’s soccer. Calvin now has ownership of an 11-game win streak and will seek to claim an outright MIAA title on Saturday when it travels to Adrian for a 1:30 p.m. contest.

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Women’s Soccer Rolls to 9-0 Win at Albion

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

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ALBION - The Calvin women’s soccer team rolled to a 9-0 win at Albion Tuesday afternoon to move to 11-3-1 overall and to 10-2-1 in the MIAA. Calvin remains in sole possession of first place in the MIAA standings. Calvin led 4-0 at halftime and never looked back. Junior Danielle Carter and freshman Christina Drost had two goals apiece. Also scoring for the Knights were seniors Francesca Smith and Liz Cancel, juniors Heidi Scholten and Kelly Koets and freshman Sydney Kinney. Goalkeepers Ashton Hearn, Lauren Merz and Leesha Gunnink combined on the shutout for the Knights. Calvin will continue a busy week on Thursday, traveling to Kalamazoo for a 7 p.m. contest.

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Volleyball Moves Back Up to #2 in AVCA Division III Top 25 Rankings

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

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The Calvin women’s volleyball team has moved back into the number-two spot of the AVCA Division III Top 25 rankings. The Knights were ranked fourth in last week’s poll but moved up two spots after road wins at Alma and Hope last week. Calvin (23-2) has been ranked number-two for most of the season but slipped to fourth after a loss to Elmhurst College on October 12. Calvin has since reeled off four straight wins. Washington University (Mo.) remains the top-ranked team in the country. Washington defeated Calvin in a five-set match in mid-September. Wittenberg is ranked third. Calvin defeated Wittenberg in a three-set match in September. Christopher Newport is ranked fourth, Hope fifth and Emory sixth. Calvin is back in action on Wednesday when it hosts Trine University at 6:30 p.m. Calvin will carry a 34-match MIAA regular season win streak into the contest. The Knights can also clinch a share of the final MIAA regular season crown with a win over Trine.

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Calvin Men’s Soccer Team Back in NSCAA Division III Top 25 Rankings

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

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The Calvin men’s soccer team is back inside the National Soccer Coaches Association of America Division III Top 25 rankings. The Knights are ranked 24th in the latest poll, released earlier this afternoon. It marks the first time since the second week of the 2012 season that the Knights have been nationally-ranked. Calvin is currently 12-3-0 overall and 10-1-0 in the MIAA. The Knights own a 10-game win streak heading into Wednesday’s home contest against Kalamazoo scheduled to begin at 4 p.m. at Zuidema Field. Calvin is currently in sole possession of first place in the MIAA standings, three points ahead of Olivet. Calvin has three regular season games left to play. In addition to Wednesday’s game against Kalamazoo, the Knights are scheduled to travel to Adrian on Saturday (1:30 p.m.) and to Alma on October 30 (4 p.m.).

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Kamp and Rietema Named MIAA Players of the Week Once Again in Volleyball

Monday, October 22, 2012

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ROYAL OAK, Mich.  – The Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association has named Calvin outside hitter Lizzie Kamp its Position Player of the Week and Calvin setter Megan Rietema its Specialty Player of the Week in volleyball for matches played through October 20. Kamp, a senior from Orland Park, Ill. (Chicago Christian HS), had 31 kills for a .394 hitting percentage and 21 digs as the Knights remained unbeaten in MIAA play with sweeps of two of its closest rivals. She had 13 kills and nine digs in a win over Alma, then followed with 18 kills and 12 digs in a sweep of Hope that solidified Calvin’s hold on first place in the MIAA. Kamp is being honored as Player of the Week for the fourth time this season and sixth time in her career. Rietema, a junior from Grand Rapids (GR Christian HS), dished out 73 assists (12.2 per set) and added 22 digs and nine kills as Calvin swept Alma and Hope to stay unbeaten in the MIAA.  She had 36 assists and served up three aces against Alma, then came back with 37 assists, 16 digs and six kills against Hope. Rietema is being honored as Player of the Week for the third time this season and eighth time in her career.

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