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Women’s Golf Takes Second at MIAA Jamboree Hosted by Adrian

Saturday, October 06, 2012

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ADRIAN – The Calvin women’s golf team had a strong afternoon at an MIAA Jamboree hosted by Adrian Saturday at the Lenawee Country Club, posting a second place team score of 348 strokes. Calvin remains in fourth place in the overall standings with 36 holes left in the MIAA fall season but sits just five strokes out of third place and just seven strokes out of second place.Saint Mary’s took first place team honors with a score of 345 with Hope third at 350 and Olivet fourth at 355. Olivet remains in control of first place in the league standings by a healthy margin. Calvin junior Carlia Canto (Marysville/Port Huron Northern HS) led Calvin on Saturday with a round of 81 to finish in second place individually.

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Knights Win Seventh Straight, Blank Alma 3-0

Saturday, October 06, 2012

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GRAND RAPIDS – The Calvin men’s soccer team extended its win streak to six Saturday afternoon, defeating the Scots of Alma College 3-0 to improve to 7-3-0, 6-1-0 in the MIAA.The Knights opened up the scoring in the fourth minute.  Sophomore Travis Vegter (Hudsonville/Unity Christian) split a pair of Alma defenders and sent a through ball far side to high school teammate, junior Zach Willis (Hudsonville/Unity Christian).  Willis outran the defense, and beat Alma goalkeeper Graham Wallace far side to give Calvin a 1-0 lead. Despite having the lead, Calvin kept up the pressure.  Vegter had a two more shots, both of which went left of target.  In the 23rd minute, the Knights swung the ball to the near side senior Chris Nance (Washington/DeLaSalle).  Nance sent a low cross to the back post.  Willis was right there, netting his fifth goal of the season and giving the Knights a 2-0 lead. Calvin did not wait long to open the scoring in the second half.  13 minutes into the second half, junior Ben Honeycutt (Grandviile/South Christian) fed a ball to Nance on the fall side of the 18-yard box.  Nance chipped Wallace, scoring his second goal of the season. The Knights held their 3-0 lead till the end.

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Volleyball Team Defeats Kalamazoo - Remains Unbeaten in MIAA

Saturday, October 06, 2012

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By Jordan Brink

GRAND RAPIDS—The second ranked Calvin Knights improved their record to 17-1 on the year, defeating the Hornets of Kalamazoo College in three sets by scores of 25-8, 25-7, 25-11.With the Knights rolling on all cylinders for most of the match, the Hornets had a tough task at hand.  Calvin jumped ahead early and never looked back, hitting an impressive .507 clip as a team.  The Knights also tallied eight team blocks. Calvin is now 17-1, 10-0 in the MIAA on the year, while Kalamazoo drops to 6-14, 2-8 in the MIAA. The Knights now look ahead to next Wednesday, when they travel to Olivet to face off against the Comets at 6:30 p.m.

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Women’s Soccer Clips Kzoo 3-2 - Remains One Point Out of First Place at Midpoint of League Schedule

Saturday, October 06, 2012

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By Mark DeHaan

Wrapping up the first half of their conference schedule, the Knights hosted the Hornets of Kalamazoo on Saturday afternoon at Zuidema Field. Calvin came out victorious 3-2 to finish just one point behind Alma for first place in the MIAA through half of its schedule. Calvin overcame a 1-0 deficit by scoring the next three goals of the game. Scoring for the Knights were freshmen Paige Capel, senior Francesca Smith and junior Kelly Koets. The score by Koets proved to be the game-winner. Calvin will travel to Trine next Tuesday for a 4 p.m. match.

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Volleyball Blanks Adrian, Improves to 16-1 on the Season

Friday, October 05, 2012

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The Calvin women’s volleyball team continued its winning ways Friday, defeating the Adrian Bulldogs in straight sets by scores of 25-8, 25-16, 25-16.  The Knight used a balanced attack, headed up by two of the Kamp sisters.  Senior Lizzie Kamp (Orland Park, IL/Chicago Christian) and freshmen Maggie Kamp (Orland Park, IL/Chicago Christian) each scored 11 kills.  Sophomores Emily Crowe (Granger, IN/Mishawaka Penn) and Brittany Rosendale (Jenison/Unity Christian) had three blocks apiece.  Junior setter Megan Rietema (Grand Rapids/Grand Rapids Christian) dished out 34 assists while also scoring seven kills.  Calvin improves to 16-1, 9-0 in the MIAA on the season.  The loss drops Adrian to 5-10, 4-5 in the MIAA.  The Knights return to action Saturday afternoon when they host the Hornets of Kalamazoo at Calvin’s Van Noord Arena.

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Calvin Cross Country Teams Place Second at Michigan Intercollegiates at Gainey Athletic Complex

Friday, October 05, 2012

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By Mark DeHaan

Preparing for the important Division III UW-Oshkosh Invitational next weekend, Calvin hosted the Michigan Intercollegiates at the Gainey Athletic Complex on a cool Friday afternoon. The Knights claimed second place in the men’s race and second in the women’s race.

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Win Streak by Women’s Soccer Team Snapped at Hope

Wednesday, October 03, 2012

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The four-game win streak by the Calvin women’s soccer team came to an end on Wednesday as the Knights suffered a 2-0 defeat at rival Hope. Hope scored both of its goals in the first half, using a Calvin deflection for an “own goal” in the 21st minute and another goal in the 34th minute. Calvin outshot Hope 14-10 in the match but did not put a single shot on frame. Calvin junior goalkeeper Ashton Hearn had two saves. Calvin (6-3-0 overall, 5-2-0 MIAA will host Kalamazoo on Saturday at noon.

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Calvin Sweeps Albion - Perfect Through First Half of MIAA

Tuesday, October 02, 2012

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The Calvin College women’s volleyball team defeated Albion in straight sets Tuesday night by scores of 25-11, 25-15, 25-13.  Calvin finishes the first half of MIAA conference play with a perfect 8-0 record.  The Knights used a balanced effort to defeat the Britons, as every player saw the court.  Junior Megan Rietema and freshmen Maggie Kamp each had seven kills, senior Lizzie Kamp had six.  Senior Julia HIlbrands, who also had a team high six blocks, and junior Morgan Hahn added five kills apiece.  Calvin hit a .355 clip for the match, while holding Albion to a mere .011.  Calvin (15-1, 8-0 MIAA) will host Adrian Friday at Calvin’s Van Noord Arena.

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Men’s Soccer Extends Win Streak With 3-1 Win Over Adrian

Tuesday, October 02, 2012

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The Calvin men’s soccer team extended its win streak to five games with a 3-1 victory over visiting Adrian Tuesday afternoon at Calvin’s Zuidema Field. Calvin led 2-0 at halftime behind first half goals from senior Joe Broekhuizen and junior Zach Willis. Adrian later cut the Calvin lead in half on a goal in the 82nd minute but the Knights put the game on ice with a goal by freshman Taylor Pruis in the 85th minute of play. Picking up assists on the afternoon for Calvin were Willis and sophomores Travis Vegter, Sean Broekhuizen and Adrien Mary. Calvin senior goalkeeper Jared Rushlau went the distance in goal for the Knights to pick up the victory. Calvin outshot Adrian 31-3 in the win. Ranked seventh in the Central Region by the National Soccer Coaches Association, the Knights (7-3-0 overall, 5-1-0 MIAA) will host Alma on Saturday at 2:30 p.m.

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Men’s Golf Third at MIAA Jamboree at Watermark - Remains in First Place in Overall Standings

Monday, October 01, 2012

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CASCADE - With one league tournament left to be played, the MIAA men’s golf race has tightened up. Calvin remains the league leader but rival Hope is now within 15 strokes of the Knights with Trine University 19 strokes behind.Calvin took third at Monday’s MIAA Jamboree hosted by the Knights at the Watermark Country Club with a team score of 311 strokes. Hope took first place with a team score of 299 with Trine second at 310.The final MIAA Jamboree of the year is scheduled for October 9 at the Medalist Golf Club with Albion College set to host.  The winner of the MIAA fall standings will claim the league’s regular season championship and will also host two of the three 18-hole rounds for the MIAA’s 54-hole spring tournament which determines the automatic qualifier to the NCAA III Tournament.

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