Women’s Soccer Upset by Alma
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
ALMA - The nationally-ranked Calvin women’s soccer team was upset at Alma on Wednesday, falling 2-1. The loss is Calvin’s first to an MIAA opponent since 2005 when the Knights were defeated by Hope. The loss also drops Calvin into a tie for first place in the MIAA standings with Adrian as the Bulldogs defeated Albion Wednesday 1-0. Calvin and Adrian are now both 4-1-0 in league play heading into a Saturday morning showdown at Adrian’s Performance Stadium slated to start at 10:00 a.m. Kalamazoo also won on Wednesday and along with Alma is just two points (3-1-1) behind Calvin and Adrian in the standings.
The loss snaps a 40-game unbeaten streak by Calvin against MIAA opponents with the Knights recording a 39-0-1 record during the streak.
In Wednesday’s game at Alma, the host Scots jumped on the Knights in the opening minutes, scoring a goal just 2:56 into the match. Calvin (10-4-0 overall) came back to tie the game on a penalty kick by senior Emily Ottenhoff with 14:06 left in the first half. Alma scored the game-winning goal however in the 64th minute of play on a header by Hannah Bauhof.
Calvin finished the game with a 15-6 shots at goal advantage but Alma goalkeepers Katie Weicksel and Monica Witt combined to make seven saves. Calvin senior goalkeeper Kayla Sulzer had two saves for the Knights.
NOTES: Calvin entered Wednesday’s game ranked 22nd by D3soccer.com…Wednesday’s game marked the second time Calvin has allowed a goal in the opening three minutes as the Knights also gave up a goal 2:50 into its match against the University of Chicago on September 15….Calvin has outshot its opponent in all four of its losses this year…Calvin senior Emily Ottenhoff is now 7-for-7 during her career on penalty kick opportunities