Women’s Soccer Rolls To Win Over Farmingdale State
Friday, September 12, 2008
GRAND RAPIDS—Calvin rolled to a 5-0 victory over visiting Farmingdale State College (NY) on a rain-soaked Zuidema Field Friday afternoon.
Calvin struggled to find a rhythmn in the first half before breaking loose for a pair of goals inside the final 10 minutes of the opening period. Sophomore Kellie Honderd (Hudsonville/Unity Christian HS) got things going with a shot from the left wing after receiving a lead pass from sophomore Stephanie Malburg (Grand Rapids/Forest Hills Northern HS). Honderd then set up senior Michelle Koele (Denver, CO/Denver Christian HS) for a goal with just over three minutes left in the half, allowing the Knights to a 2-0 lead at intermission.
Honderd struck again nine minutes into the second half, beating a defender and then juking Farmingdale State goalkeeper for a well-crafted finish, marking her third goal of the year. Moments later, sophomore Mindy Capisciolto (Hudsonville/Unity Christian HS) scored off a free from senior Elizabeth Ribbens (Tinley Park, IL/Victor J. Andrew HS).
With time ticking down, Ribbens set up senior Liz VanRees (Muskegon/Western Michigan Christian HS) for a shot from the right wing that VanRees blasted into the top shelf for her first goal of the year.
Ranked 16th in the most recent Division III Top 25 poll, Calvin (3-1-1 overall) outshot Farmingdale State (2-4-0) 28-1 with junior goalkeepers Alyssa Bergsma (Walker/Calvin Christian HS) and Kayla Sulzer (St. Charles, MO/Whitfield HS) combining on the shutout.
Calvin returns to action on Saturday when it hosts the Polar Bears of Ohio Northern at 2:00 p.m. at Zuidema Field.