Women’s Soccer Team Battles Alma to 1-1 Double Overtime Tie
Tuesday, October 05, 2010
(written by sports information student assistant Derek Neice)
Calvin outshot the Scots of Alma 26-7 Tuesday afternoon but was forced to settle with a 1-1 tie game after double overtime. The Knights controlled the ball through most of the match but were not able to ever obtain that go-ahead goal.
Early on, the Scots opened the scoring when freshman Taryn Handyside (Montrose, MI) streaked across the Calvin box and put a shot on goal that bounced over the outstretched arms of Calvin goalkeeper Ashton Hearn and into the net for an Alma lead.
Calvin would retaliate before the break though when senior Elaine Schnabel (Chesterton, IN) was able to score on a scramble in the box after sophomore Jillian Honderd (Hudsonville, MI) crossed the ball into the mix.
“Clearly we created opportunities, especially in the first half,” Calvin coach Mark Recker commented afterwards. “We had some very good chances that we failed to execute and when you get that many shots but only one goal there is clearly a need to look at offensive finishing.”
“We’re hoping to bring all eleven players on the field to a level of intensity that facilitates quicker flow of play,” Recker concluded.
Calvin led 18-4 in shots at the half, and Hearn finished the match with 2 saves. The tie pushes Calvin’s overall record to 8-2-2 with a 1-1-1 conference record. The next game for the Knights will be this Saturday at Home against Adrian at noon.