Calvin Women’s Soccer Secures Second Seed for MIAA Tournament With 4-0 Win at Olivet
Wednesday, October 27, 2010
OLIVET - Calvin secured the second seed and a first round bye for the upcoming MIAA Tournament with a 4-0 win at Olivet Wednesday afternoon. Calvin (13-2-2 overall, 6-1-1 MIAA) finishes second in the final MIAA regular season standings, ending Calvin’s run of five straight MIAA regular season titles. Alma (7-0-1 MIAA) captured the crown with a 3-0 win over Albion on Wednesday. Calvin will host a semifinal game next Tuesday, November 2, against the winner of a Saturday first round game between (#6) Albion and (#3) Kalamazoo.
Calvin opened the game dominating possession but didn’t score until Danielle Carter volleyed a ball in after it rebounded off the post. Kellie Honderd’s shot ricocheted off the crossbar and Carter was there to knock it in from eight yards out.
The Knights continued to own possession and scored again in the 37th minute. Kellie Honderd redirected a shot into the back of the net, giving Calvin a 2-0 lead. Then, three minutes later, Lauren Heyboer found the head of Carly Prins on a set piece. Prins directed her header perfectly into a corner. That 3-0 lead took the Knights into halftime.
The second half was more of the same for the Knights. Prins scored on another header, continuing her scoring streak. The goal came on another set piece from Heyboer. That gave Calvin a 4-0 lead, which would hold for the remainder of the game.
“I was pleased that we were efficient with the opportunities we got and that some of those shots went in,” said Coach Mark Recker on the game.
The victory pushes the Knights’ overall record to 13-2-2 and gives them 19 conference points on the year.
FINAL MIAA WOMEN’S SOCCER REGULAR SEASON STANDINGS
Alma 7-0-1 (22 points)
Calvin 6-1-1 (19 points)
Kalamazoo 5-2-1 (16 points)
Olivet 4-3-1 (13 points)
Adrian 4-4-0 (12 points)
Albion 3-3-2 (11 points)
Hope 2-4-2 (8 points)
Saint Mary’s 1-7-0 (3 points)
Trine 0-8-0 (0 points)
MIAA WOMEN’S SOCCER TOURNAMENT PAIRINGS
Saturday, October 30
#6 Albion (3-3-2, 4-10-3) at #3 Kalamazoo (5-2-1, 8-7-2), noon
#5 Adrian (4-4-0, 10-5-3) at #4 Olivet (4-3-1, 13-4-2), noon
Tuesday, November 2
Adrian-Olivet winner at #1 Alma (7-0-1, 13-4-1), 4 p.m.
Albion-Kalamazoo winner at #2 Calvin (6-1-1, 13-2-2), 4 p.m.
Saturday, November 6
Semifinal winners at highest remaining seed, noon