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Calvin Nipped In Sudden-Death Overtime By Wash. U.

Saturday, August 30, 2008

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ST. LOUIS, MO—Calvin suffered a heart-breaking 3-2 defeat in sudden-death overtime to the host Bears of Washington University Friday night in a matchup of nationally-ranked teams. Host Washington entered its own Washington University Classic ranked ninth in the most recent NSCAA Division III Top 25 poll while Calvin came in ranked 19th.

The Bears grabbed a 1-0 lead with a goal in the ninth minute of play but the Knights answered with a goal by sophomore Elaine Schnabel (Chesterton, IN) off a feed from junior Natalie Veurink (Western Michigan Christian HS) in the 24th minute to tie the game 1-1.

Calvin jumped ahead 2-1 on a give-and-go play between sophomores Kellie Honderd and Carly Prins of Unity Christian High School with Prins setting Honderd up for a shot that found the far corner of the net.

The Bears came back to tie the game in the closing minutes of regulation as Caryn Rosoff headed in a throw-in with 8:26 left on the clock. Seven minutes into the first overtime, Rosoff struck again for the game-winning golden goal ripping in a shot off the crossbar that deflected off Calvin junior goalkeeper Kayla Sulzer (St. Charles, MO) and into the net.

Washington finished with a 15-7 shots at goal advantage including an 8-3 advantage in the second half. Junior goalkeeper Alyssa Bergsma (Calvin Christian HS) had one save in one half of play while Sulzer had two saves.

Calvin returns to action tomorrow at the Washington University Classic with the Knights facing Transylvania at 7:00 p.m. (EST). Transylvana won its opener on Friday, defeating Hope 2-1.

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