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11th-Ranked Volleyball Team Picks Up Win at Olivet

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

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OLIVET – Calvin got back on the winning track with a 25-17, 25-16, 25-17 victory at Olivet Wednesday afternoon to improve to 11-4 overall and 6-1 in the MIAA.

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Women’s Soccer Opens MIAA Campaign With 3-0 Victory Over Albion

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

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By Calvin Sports Information Student Assistant Andrew Knot

In its MIAA debut, the Calvin College women’s soccer team made a statement with a dominating 3-0 victory over Albion. 

After dropping their previous three matches in disappointing fashion, the Knights did just what they hadn’t in those three losses:  scored.  Despite outshooting opponents 37-27 in that span, the Knights lost those three matches by a collective 5-0 score.

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Cool Hand Luke Lifts Men’s Soccer Team To Dramatic Victory at Olivet

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

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OLIVET—A dramatic goal by Calvin College senior Luke Holtrop with just 6:25 left in regulation lifted the nationally-ranked Calvin men’s soccer team to a 1-0 victory at Olivet Tuesday afternoon.

The goal by Holtrop snapped a scoreless drought of more than 200 minutes by the Knights as they were forced to settle for a 0-0 double-overtime time at Adrian last Friday. The goal by Holtrop was also the first allowed by Olivet in league play this fall.

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Rebecca Kamp Named MIAA Volleyball Player of the Week

Monday, September 28, 2009

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For the second time this season and for the fourth time in her collegiate carere, Calvin College sophomore Rebecca Kamp has been named the MIAA’s Volleyball Player of the Week.

A sophomore from Orland Park, Ill. (Chicago Christian HS), Kamp pounded home 42 kills and had a hitting percentage of .359 in leading the Knights to a 2-1 record in MIAA action for the week.

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MIAA Men’s Golf Jamboree Suspended Monday - No Word on Makeup Date

Monday, September 28, 2009

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The MIAA men’s golf jamboree, hosted by Hope at the Wuskowhan Player’s Club in Holland was suspended because of severe weather conditions that swept through West Michigan Monday afternoon. Teams had completed roughly two-thirds of the competition but the scores have all been wiped out because of the weather.

There is no word at this time on whether the MIAA Jamboree - the sixth of a scheduled eight league competitions - will be made up at a later date or permanently canceled.

Calvin is scheduled to host the seventh MIAA Jamboree next Monday. The competition will be held at the Watermark Country Club in Cascade beginning at 1:00 p.m.

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Women’s Golf Captures Alma Invitational Title

Saturday, September 26, 2009

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Invitational Results

ALMA—Calvin had a banner day Saturday afternoon, winning the Alma Invitational at the Pine River Country Club with a season-best team score of 343 strokes.

Calvin had four golfers fire rounds under 90 led by senior Kelli Visser (Grand Rapids/Grand Rapids Christian HS) who carded a season-best score of 84 which was good for third place individually. Senior Emily Tuuk (Grand Rapids/Grand Rapids Christian HS) and freshman Elise Doezema (Grand Rapids/Grand Rapids Christian HS) were right behind with rounds of 86 while senior Julienne Louters (Grand Rapids/Grand Rapids Christian HS) had an 87 and senior Rachel Strikwerda (Holland/Holland Christian HS) a career-best round of 92.

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Men’s Golf Third at MIAA Jamboree at Trine - Now in Sole Possession of Second Place in MIAA Standing

Saturday, September 26, 2009

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ANGOLA, IN—Calvin moved into sole possession of second place in the MIAA standings on Saturday, posting a third place team score of 302 strokes at an MIAA Jamboree hosted by Trine University at the Zollner Golf Club. The Knights are now in a fierce fight for second place in the overall standins as Trine moved within a stroke of the Knights with a first place team score of 287 on Saturday. Hope took second with a score of 290 to widen its overall lead in the MIAA standings to 25 strokes with three league outings left to play.

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Women’s Soccer Nipped By Wheaton

Saturday, September 26, 2009

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WHEATON, IL—Calvin outshot fourth-ranked Wheaton 13-9 late Saturday afternoon but the fourth-ranked Thunder came away with a 1-0 victory. The loss is Calvin’s third straight. All three losses have come against Central Region opponents (Chicago, Washington U. and Wheaton) and all have come by shutout scores.

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Women’s Volleyball Falls in MIAA Showdown at Hope

Saturday, September 26, 2009

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(written by Calvin Sports Information Student Assistant Mitch Blankespoor)

HOLLAND—The 10th ranked Calvin volleyball team traveled to the DeVos Fieldhouse to take on 8th ranked Hope College.  The rankings proved correct, as Hope defeated Calvin in three sets 25-22, 25-15, 25-18.  Hope took an early 20-11 lead in the first set only to see Calvin make a huge comeback.  This comeback, however, fell just short as Hope took the first set.  Calvin never really recovered.  The Knights did, however, hold the lead in the second set 7-6.  That was the last lead they had.

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Women’s Cross Country Team Sweeps Top Eight Spots And Posts Perfect Score At MIAA Jamboree

Saturday, September 26, 2009

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HOLLAND – Strong pack running highlighted a day where the Calvin women’s cross country teams took first place at the MIAA Jamboree hosted by Hope at the Ridge Point Community Church course.

Calvin’s second-ranked women’s team took the top eight spots – en route to a perfect score of 15 points. Hope took second place in the women’s race with 58 points.

Senior Jessica Koster (Grand Rapids/Grand Rapids Christian HS) ran away with first place honors with a time of 17:59.

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