Women’s Soccer Triumphant in Overtime for Second Straight Night to Capture MSOE Tourney
Sunday, September 08, 2013
MILWAUKEE, Wisc. - For the second straight night, Calvin was golden in overtime as the Knights scored a sudden-death “golden goal” to defeat North Park 2-1 in overtime in the championship game of the Milwaukee School of Engineering Raider Invitational. The victory came on the heels of a 1-0 overtime victory over Loras College the night before for Calvin.
The Knights are now 3-0 on the year heading into MIAA play which begins in earnest on Monday as Calvin will travel to league rival Alma for a 4 p.m. contest.
In Saturday’s overtime win over North Park, Calvin trailed 1-0 early but came back to tie the game on a goal by sophomore Taylor Ten Harmsel (Holland/Holland Christian HS) midway through the first half.
Calvin then cranked up the pressure in the second half, peppering the North Park goal including a shot late in the second half by sophomore Paige Capel (Hudsonville/Unity Christian HS) that rang off the cross bar.
Calvin finally broke through 2:22 into the first overtime as freshman Allie Corp (Livonia/Stevenson HS) took a through ball pass from Capel and slipped a shot past the North Park goalkeeper for the game-winner.
Calvin held a 22-8 shots at goal advantage including a 13-1 advantage in the second half. Senior goalkeeper Ashton Hearn (Port Huron MI/Port Huron Northern HS) collected five saves in goal for the Knights.
At the conclusion of the tournament, senior Kelly Koets (Grandville/Calvin Christian HS) was named the tournament’s most outstanding offensive player while sophomore defender Kelsey Hiegel (Mundelein, IL/Mundelein HS) was named the tournament’s most outstanding defensive player.
Koets and Hiegel were both named to the all-tournament team as were Hearn, Ten Harmsel and senior midfielder Danielle Carter (DeWitt/DeWitt HS).