Women’s Soccer Remains on Top of MIAA Standings With 5-0 Win at Trine
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
ANGOLA, IN—The Calvin women’s soccer team remained in sole possession of first place in the MIAA standings with a 5-0 victory at Trine University Tuesday afternoon. The Knights are now 12-4 overall and 6-1-0 in the MIAA, remaining three-points ahead of second place Adrian (5-2-0 MAA). Kalamazoo is five points behind Calvin but has two league games left to play while the Knights (and Adrian) have just one. Calvin’s remaing league game is set for October 28 when the Knights host rival Hope at 4:00 p.m. at Calvin’s Zuidema Field.
After taking a 1-0 halftime lead on a late first half goal by sophomore Kim Schmitikons, Calvin broke loose in the second half, scoring three goals in a 16-minute span with freshman Francesca Smith (Bloomington, IN) beginning the scoring spurt with a goal in the 54th minute off a feed from junior Mindy Capisciolto (Hudsonville/Unity Christian HS). Senior Krista Johnson then scored in the 69th minute off a pass from senior Emily Ottenhoff (Palos Heights, IL) and freshman Liz Cancel (Fraser) followed with a goal one minute later to put the Knights up 4-0.
Calvin closed out the scoring with 3:38 left to play on a goal by senior Allison Boender (Calvin Christian HS) off a corner kick.
Calvin held a 36-0 shots at goal advantage with senior goalkeeper Kayla Sulzer (St. Charles, MO) collecting her 10th shutout victory of the year including the 11th shutout of her career.