Wednesday, September 18, 2013Box Score
NOTRE DAME, IN - The Calvin women’s soccer team could not find the back of the net on Wednesday in a 0-0 double-overtime tie at Saint Mary’s College. Saint Mary’s goalkeeper Chanler Rosenbaum played a large role in keeping the Knights off the board. Calvin held a 21-9 shots at goal advantage and put 13 shots on frame but Rosenbaum was able to turn away all 13 shots including a pair of big-time saves in the closing minutes of regulation time as the Knights pressed for the go-ahead goal. Calvin moves to 4-1-1 overall with the tie including 1-1-1 in conference play. Saint Mary’s is 2-4-1 overall and 0-2-1 in the league. Calvin had three shots on goal inside the final 10 minutes of play - the first by freshman Kailey Jo (Grand Rapids/Grand Rapids Christian HS) and the last two by senior Kelly Koets (Grandville/Calvin Christian HS) but the Knights could not put a shot past Rosebaum who was able to deflect one dipping shot just over the crossbar and push another just wide of the far post. Calvin then outshot the Belles 7-0 in the two 10-minute overtime sessions but again could not score. Calvin held a 21-9 shots at goal advantage overall. Senior Ashton Hearn (Port Huron/Port Huron Nothern HS) had four saves in nets for the Knights to also post a clean sheet. Calvin is back in action on Saturday at noon when it hosts the Britons of Albion at Zuidema Field.
Wednesday, September 18, 2013USTFCCCA Division III Top 25 Rankings for 9-18-13
The Calvin men’s and women’s cross country teams have both moved up in the latest set of Division III Top 25 rankings conducted by the United States Track and Field Cross Country Coaches Association. The Calvin men are ranked sixth in this week’s poll, up three spots from the last ranking. Meanwhile, the Calvin women are ranked seventh this week, up four spots from the last ranking. Both Calvin teams are in the midst of preparation for an MIAA Jamboree scheduled to take place on September 28 at Adrian College. The MIAA Jamboree will count one-third towards the final MIAA title.
Tuesday, September 17, 2013Box Score
By Mark DeHaan
Tuesday night saw the top two teams in Division III volleyball square-off in Van Noord Arena. Calvin entered the night with the #1 ranking and a 12-0 record, while the Flying Dutch of Hope were just recently ranked #2 as it also held a 12-0 record. The Knights, defending their top ranking, defeated Hope in straight sets by scores of 25-17, 25-21, 28-26. Calvin has now won eight consecutive matches against Hope dating back to 2010. Calvin is now 13-0 and 5-0 in the MIAA while Hope moves to 12-1 overall and 3-1 in conference play. The Knights now look forward to Saturday when they will travel to Saint Mary’s to play the Belles. Saturday’s contest is scheduled to start at noon.
Tuesday, September 17, 2013Box Score
Story By Mark DeHaan/Photo by John Leerar
The Calvin men’s soccer team hosted the rival Flying Dutchmen of Hope College Tuesday afternoon in each team’s MIAA opener. The Knights entered the contest 0-3-0 while Hope was ranked eighth in the nation with a record of 4-1-1. Calvin, playing at home for the first time this year, treated a crowd of more than 1000 to an impressive 5-1 victory and its first win of the season. The margin of victory was Calvin’s largest over Hope since a 4-0 win in Holland in 2005. Calvin has now won its last five meetings against the Flying Dutchmen.
Monday, September 16, 2013USTFCCCA Division III Announcement
NEW ORLEANS – The U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) has named Calvin College freshman Cassie Vince its NCAA Division III National Athlete of the Week for week three of the NCAA cross country season. A native of Amherst, Ohio (Amherst HS), Vince of No. 11 Calvin led the Knights to a decisive team victory at their own Calvin Knight Invitational that included a top-35 team in Case Western and a top-25 NAIA program in No. 9 St. Francis (Ill.). Vince completed the 5K course in 17:40.77, more than 13 seconds ahead of the next-fastest finisher. Behind Vince’s average per-mile pace of 5:41, No. 11 Calvin easily triumphed over St. Francis and Case Western in the team race by 61 points, scoring a first place team score of 40 points. Calvin is back in action on September 28 when it competes at an MIAA Jamboree hosted by Adrian College.
Monday, September 16, 2013
ROYAL OAK, Mich. – The Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association has named Calvin setter Megan Rietema its Specialty Player of the Week in volleyball for matches played through September 15. Rietema, a senior from Grand Rapids (Grand Rapids Christian HS), dished out 151 assists (10.1 per set), had a hitting percentage of .429 and added 37 digs for the week as Calvin remained unbeaten with five consecutive victories, including a 4-0 mark at a weekend tournament at Wittenberg, Ohio. She had seven kills, 20 assists and six digs in an MIAA win over Trine. In a tournament win over Otterbein, Ohio, she had 10 kills, 32 assists and nine digs. Rietema is being honored as Specialty Player of the Week for the second time this season and tenth time in her career. Calvin will host rival Hope Tuesday night at 7 p.m. at Van Noord Arena.
Saturday, September 14, 2013Wittenberg Fall Classic
SPRINGFIELD, OH - Calvin completed a perfect weekend at the Wittenberg Fall Classic with three set victories over Mount St. Joseph and Otterbein on Saturday. Ranked number-one in the country, Calvin is now 12-0 on the year and finished 4-0 at the weekend tournament. Calvin opened Saturday with a 25-11, 25-16, 25-17 win over Mount St. Joseph. The Knights hit .467 as a team led by junior Ellie Diepersloot who cranked out a blistering percentage of .875, registering seven kills on eight attack attempts. Sophomore Maggie Kamp had 11 kills and senior Megan Rietema 31 assists and nine digs. Senior Kristen Zietse added eight digs while junior Elise Biesboer had two service aces. On Saturday evening, Calvin recorded a 25-12, 25-19, 25-22 over eighth-ranked Otterbein. The win marked Calvin’s fifth victory up the year against a nationally-ranked opponent. Maggie Kamp had 11 kills, Rietema 10 kills, 32 assists and nine digs while Zietse had 13 digs. Biesboer also had 10 digs while freshman Laura Danhoff and junior Emily Crowe chipped in with eight and seven kills respectively.
Saturday, September 14, 2013Results
By Mark DeHaan
Calvin College hosted the Knight Invitational Saturday morning at the Gainey Athletic Complex. With the top seven runners all finishing in the top 20, the women’s cross country team was able to blow away the competition, finishing with a team score of 40 while second place University of St. Francis totaled 101 points. The Knights were led by freshman Cassie Vince, who also paced the pack. Vince ran a 17:40.2 5k, beating out the second overall finisher from Kenyon by 13 seconds. Senior Nicole Michmerhuizen was next to come in for Calvin, taking fourth overall in 18:08.2.Strong pack running was also key to the Knights success. Calvin placed five more runners in the next 15 spots. Senior Alyssa Oram came in seventh overall in 18:18.3. Junior Rebekah Folkema came in as Calvin’s fourth runner in 13th overall in a time of 18:31.9, while junior Kimby Penning’s time of 18:34.4 was good for 15th overall. Junior Sarah Danner was 17th overall in 18:37.4 while senior Lizzy Vannette was 19th overall in 18:45.8. Junior Kate Ardinger was just behind Vannette, finishing in 18:45.9. Rounding out the top five team scores were Case Western Reserve University with 134, Kenyon College with 136, and DePauw University with 167. The Knights now look forward to the MIAA Jamboree on September 28. The race is to be run at Adrian College.
Saturday, September 14, 2013Results
By Mark DeHaan
After graduating a very strong senior class last year, the Calvin men’s cross country team was faced with some questions heading into the 2013 season. Hosting the Knight Invitational Saturday morning at the Gainey Athletic Complex, the Knights were able to answer a few of those questions as the team saw three freshman finish in the top seven. Calvin finished third overall with a team score of 142. Top NAIA schools University of St. Francis and nearby Aquinas College finished first and second with scores of 42 and 74, respectively. Freshman Zac Nowicki was the first across the line for Calvin, taking fourth overall in 25:15.3.Calvin then saw a gap of runners before a pack of Knights crossed the finish line. Junior Josh Ferguson was the second Knight to finish, taking 32nd overall in 25:57.8. Junior Jacob Kuyvenhoven and senior Phil Spitzer took 34th and 35th overall, finishing in 25:58.3 and 25:59.1, respectively. Senior Sam Kerk was the fifth runner for Calvin, finishing in 26:02.9 for 37th overall. On his heels was freshman Jonathan Schaap, who took 38th overall in 26:03.1. Rounding out Calvin’s top seven was freshman Nathan VanHaitsma who ran a 26:09.4, good for 41st. Manchester University took fourth overall with 147 points while Case Western Reserve University took fifth with 169 points. The Knights now have two weeks before their next meet, when they will travel to Adrian College for the MIAA Jamboree on September 28.
Friday, September 13, 2013Tournament Website
SPRINGFIELD, OH - The top-ranked Calvin women’s volleyball continued to roll, defeating sixth-ranked Washington University of St. Louis and regional power Heidelberg University in a pair of three-set matches at the Wittenberg Fall Classic on Friday. Calvin defeated Washington University late in the afternoon by scores of 25-17, 25-17, 26-24. Later Friday night, Calvin topped Heidelberg 25-17, 25-13, 25-19. The victory over Washington University was Calvin’s fourth this year against a top-25 nationally-ranked opponent this fall. In the win over Heidelberg, Calvin hit .302 as a team and received significant contributions from junior Emily Crowe (Granger, IN, Mishawaka Penn HS) who tallied 11 kills and a .421 attack percentage. Sophomore Maggie Kamp (Orland Park, IL/Chicago Christian HS) had 12 kills and seven digs. Rietema had 35 assists, eight kills and eight digs. Senior Kristen Zietse (Grand Rapids/Grand Rapids Christian HS) had 14 digs while junior Elise Biesboer (Elmhurst, IL/Timothy Christian HS) had three service aces. Calvin will prepare for two matches on Saturday, facing the College of Mount St. Joseph at 2 p.m. and eighth-ranked Otterbein University at 6 p.m.< 1 2 3 4 5 > Last »