Calvin Tops Transylvania At Wash. U. Classic
Saturday, August 30, 2008
ST. LOUIS, MO—After suffering a heart-breaking 3-2 overtime loss to nationally-ranked Washington University of St. Louis the night before, Calvin (1-1-0) bounced back with a 1-0 victory over Transylvania University of Kentucky Saturday evening. The game was part of the Washington University Classic.
The only goal of the game came five-and-a-half minutes into the second half as junior Emily Ottenhoff (Palos Heights, IL) ripped in a half-volley after receiving a crossing pass from senior Ashley Bolen (Urbana, IL).
Calvin nearly scored in the 72nd minute but a shot by senior Liz VanRees (Western Michigan Christian HS) deflected off the crossbar and back into the field of play.
Junior goalkeeper Kayla Sulzer (St. Charles, MO) then came up with a key save for the Knights with just 1:17 left in regulation, snagging a shot headed in by an on-rushing Transylvania player.
Calvin finished the game with a 10-5 shots at goal advantage and held a 10-2 advantage in corner kicks. Junior Alyssa Bergsma and Sulzer combined on the shutout with each player collecting two saves apiece.
VanRees led Calvin in shots at goal with three.
Calvin returns to action on Wednesday when it hosts Aquinas at 4:00 p.m. at Calvin’s Zuidema Field.