Saturday, October 13, 2012Box Score
GRAND RAPIDS – In a matchup of the top two teams in the MIAA, Calvin outlasted Alma, defeating the Scots 1-0 on a rainy afternoon at Zuidema Field. Calvin almost got on the board in the fourth minute. Junior Danielle Carter (DeWitt/DeWitt) fed a through ball to freshmen Paige Capel (Hudsonville/Unity Christian) on the near sideline. Capel shot far post. Alma goalkeeper Morgan Waier tipped the ball just wide of the net. Alma held the upper hand in possession for the next fifteen minutes. The Scots put two shots on net, but Calvin junior goalkeeper Ashton Hearn denied Alma a goal. The Knights responded, enjoying the advantage in possession for the rest of the first half. Calvin outshot Alma 13-4 in the session, but could not get on the scoreboard.
The first 20 minutes of the second half were evenly matched. In the 77th minute, Calvin earned a corner kick. Sophomore Elle Burman (Jenison/Unity Christian) took the kick, and sent it to the near post. Freshmen Taylor Ten Harmsel (Holland/Holland Christian) headed the ball past Waier, netting her sixth goal of the season. Alma could not muster anything on offense, and Calvin improved to 9-3-0, 7-2-0 MIAA on the season.
Friday, October 12, 2012Box Score - Game 1Box Score - Game 2
HOLLAND, MI – The Calvin women’s volleyball team split a pair of matches in the Midwest Invitational hosted by Hope College. The Knights defeated Wisconsin Lutheran 3-0 by scores of 25-14, 25-18, 25-21 and then fell to #9 Elmhurst 25-21, 25-20, 25-23.
In the win over Wisconsin Lutheran, Calvin hit a .225 clip while holding the Warriors to a mere .028. Senior Lizzie Kamp (Orland Park, IL/Chicago Christian) led the way with 11 kills. Her younger sister Maggie (Orland Park, IL/Chicago Christian) had eight kills. Junior setter Megan Rietema (Grand Rapids/Grand Rapids Christian) dished out 28 assists. Senior middle hitter Julia Hilbrands (Grand Rapids/Grand Rapids) had seven kills and eight blocks.
In the loss to Elmhurst, Calvin hit .202 while Elmhurst hit .209. The Knights were out blocked as a team 8-6.5. Lizzie Kamp and Maggie Kamp led Calvin in defeat with 11 and ten kills respectively. The big story in the match was the serve and return of serve. Elmhurst recorded 11 aces to go along with three errors. Calvin, on the other hand, served only two aces to go along with eight errors.
“We didn’t play well enough all around to come out 2-0 tonight,” Calvin head coach Amber Warners said. “When you don’t get a good pass off of serve receive, it takes you out of system and limits your offense.”
Calvin will play Dominican at 10:00am and Wisconsin-Whitewater at noon tomorrow in the second day of the tournament.
Friday, October 12, 2012Results
BATTLE CREEK - Through one day of competition at the 36-hole MIAA Fall Tournament, Calvin is in fourth place with a team score of 349 strokes. The score also leaves Calvin in firm possession of fourth place in the overall MIAA standings as the Knights close in on their second straight qualifying berth to next spring’s MIAA NCAA III Qualifying Tournament.Olivet was first with 323 strokes while Hope and Saint Mary’s shared second place with scores of 349.Calvin was led by junior Carlia Canto who fired a first-day round of 79 that leaves her in a tie for second place individually. Senior Elise Doezema had an 86 (13th) while freshman Casey Harkema had a 90, freshman Jennie Poole a 94 and freshman Sarah Arendsen a 99. Adrienne Plourde of Olivet had the top first-day score with a round of 78. Second day action continues on Saturday morning.
Wednesday, October 10, 2012Box Score
OLIVET – The second-ranked Calvin women’s volleyball team ran its record to 18-1 overall and to 11-0 in the MIAA with a 25-9, 25-18, 25-18 victory at Olivet Wednesday night at the Cutler Events Center. The Knights hit .293 as a team and had 12 different players contribute at least one kill. Senior Lizzie Kamp led the Calvin offensive attack with eight kills to go with four block assists while junior setter Megan Rietema had six kills, 25 assists and three block assists. Senior Kelly Gordon tallied 10 digs while sophomore Emily Crowe had five block assists. Senior Julia Hilbrands also had four block assists.
Wednesday, October 10, 2012Box Score
The Calvin men’s soccer team stretched its winning streak to seven games and in the process, moved into a tie for first place in the MIAA standings Wednesday afternoon, defeating the visiting Olivet Comets 3-2. Calvin is now 9-3-0 overall and 7-1-0 in league play which leaves the Knights in a first place tie with Olivet. In the first meeting of the year between the two teams, Olivet (12-1-1, 7-1-0 MIAA) secured a 6-5 victory. Wednesday’s match featured an up-tempo pace as well with the two teams trading goals just 18 seconds apart midway through the first half. Junior Zach Willis scored just 8:32 into the match but Olivet equalized on a corner kick play moments later. Sophomore Travis Vegter then scored a clutch goal off a feed from Willis with just 48 seconds left in the first half to give the Knights a 2-1 lead at the break. Senior Chris Nance later scored on a breakaway in the second to give Calvin a 3-1 lead but Olivet countered with a goal just over a minute later to close to within one. Calvin then fought off a furious final push by Olivet to secure the win. Olivet entered Wednesday’s match ranked sixth nationally in one poll and 13th in another. Calvin will travel to Trine University on Saturday for a 2:30 p.m. conference match.
Wednesday, October 10, 2012MIAA 125th Anniversary Page
As part of its 125th anniversary celebration this academic year, the MIAA and its member schools will feature stories on their websites highlighting great moments, memorable games, and outstanding student-athletes and coaches. Calvin’s first entry this year is on its former women’s field hockey program that landed seven MIAA titles from 1981-to-1990. Calvin’s rise in field hockey was led by longtime head coach Doris Zuidema who served as head coach from 1977-to-1989. During her tenure, Calvin captured six league championships, became the first team to go undefeated through an MIAA double round-robin schedule and also the first and only team to participate in the NCAA III Tournament.
Tuesday, October 09, 2012Box Score
The Calvin women’s soccer team improved to 8-3-0, 7-2-0 in MIAA conference play with a 3-0 victory at Trine Tuesday afternoon. Calvin outshot Trine 26-3 in the contest. Freshmen Taylor Ten Harmsel scored the first two goals for the Knights. Junior Danielle Carter scored the third with just under five minutes remaining. Calvin goalkeeper Ashton Hearn was credited with the victory. “We continue to get better as a team on the road,” Calvin head coach Mark Recker said. “It is encouraging to see our level of play increase with each game.”
Calvin returns to action Saturday when it hosts the Alma Scots at noon at Calvin’s Zuidema Field.
Tuesday, October 09, 2012Results
(Photo courtesy of Albion College)
MARSHALL - The Calvin men’s golf team claimed the first MIAA title of the 2012-13 academic year, placing third at the eighth and final MIAA Jamboree of the year Tuesday afternoon at the Medalist Golf Club with a team score of 324 strokes. Calvin finished five strokes behind second place Hope and 12 strokes behind first place Adrian but finished 10 strokes ahead of Hope in the final MIAA overall standings. The league title is Calvin’s second in the last three years in men’s golf. Calvin will now host two of the three 18-hole rounds that make up the 54-hole MIAA Spring Tournament next spring. The spring tournament determines the league’s automatic qualifier to the NCAA III Tournament in May. Calvin will be one of four teams teams competing in the tournament along with Hope, Trine and Adrian. In Tuesday’s round, Calvin was led by junior Jake Hoogstrate with a 79 while senior Ben Kuiper had an 80, sophomore James VanNoord had an 81, senior Dave Sarkipato an 84 and junior Ross Ryzenga a 93. Kuiper was named to the All-MIAA first team for the second straight year while Sarkipato landed a spot on the All-MIAA second team.
Monday, October 08, 2012
ROYAL OAK, Mich. – The Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association has named Calvin’s David Vande Bunte its Runners of the Week in men’s cross country for meets through Oct. 8. Vande Bunte, a senior from Byron Center (Byron Center HS), finished seventh at the Michigan Intercollegiates meet on the Knights’ home course Friday, helping Calvin finish second in a strong field that included teams from NCAA Division II and NAIA. Vande Bunte finished the 8-kilometer course in 25:00.4. He is being honored as Runner of the Week for the first time in his career. Ranked sixth nationally, Calvin is back in action on Saturday when it competes at the Wisconsin-Oshkosh Invitational.
Monday, October 08, 2012
ROYAL OAK, Mich. – The Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association has named Calvin midfielder Zach Willis its Offensive Player of the Week in men’s soccer for games played through Oct. 7. Willis, a junior from Wyoming (Hudsonville Unity Christian HS), scored three goals and assisted on another in leading the Knights to a pair of MIAA victories for the week. He scored what proved to be the winning goal and added an assist in a 3-1 victory over Adrian, then scored the game’s first two goals as the Knights defeated Alma, 3-0. Willis is being honored as MIAA (Offensive) Player of the Week for the first time in his career. Calvin is back in action on Wednesday when it hosts league-leading Olivet at 4 p.m. at Calvin’s Zuidema Field. In the first meeting of the year between the two teams, Olivet claimed a 6-5 victory, overcoming a 4-0 first half deficit.