Women’s Soccer Tops Trine 8-0 - Will Host Saint Mary’s in First Round of MIAA Tournament
Saturday, October 25, 2008
ANGOLA, IN—The nationally-ranked Calvin women’s soccer team closed out the round robin portion of its conference schedule on Saturday with a 8-0 win at Trine University. Ranked fourth nationally, the Knights have gained the top seed for the upcoming MIAA Tournament and will host Saint Mary’s in a first round game next Saturday at noon. While Calvin has already completed its round robin schedule, six other MIAA schools will complete their round robin schedules on Wednesday next week.
Calvin led 3-0 at halftime and then used three second half goals from junior Natalie Veurink (Spring Lake/Western Michigan Christian HS) to put the game away.
Senior Elizabeth Ribbens (Tinley Park, IL/Victor J. Andrew HS) also scored twice for Calvin and in doing so, moved into 11th place on the Calvin career list for goals (35) and into ninth place in career points (102).
Also scoring for the Knights on Saturday were senior Liz VanRees (Muskegon/Western Michigan Christian HS) and junior Emily Ottenhoff (Palos Heights, IL/Chicago Christian HS). VanRees added two assists on the afternon while with sophomores Mindy Capisciolto (Hudsonville/Unity Christian HS) and Stephanie Malburg (Grand Rapids/Forest Hills Northern HS) also picked up assists.
Calvin outshot Trine 38-0 with juniors Alyssa Bergsma (Walker/Calvin Christian HS) and Kayla Sulzer (St. Charles, MO/Whitfield HS) combining on the shutout in goal.
Calvin returns to action on Tuesday when it travels to WHAC-leading Madonna University for a non-conference match at 4:00 p.m. Madonna is currently ranked 21st in the latest NAIA Top 25 poll.