Women’s Soccer Wins ONU Classic With 3-0 Victory Over Ohio Northern
Saturday, September 05, 2009
ADA, OH—Calvin captured the championship of the Ohio Northern Classic, defeating host Ohio Northern (2-1-0) 3-0 on Saturday afternoon, concluding the tournament as the only unbeaten, untied team.
Ranked 17th nationally, Calvin (3-0-0) jumped out to a 1-0 lead on a goal by junior Carly Prins (Hudsonville/Unity Christian HS) with Prins heading in a corner kick with junior Lauren Heyboer (Kalamazoo/Kalamazoo Christian HS) drawing an assist on the play. The goal by Prins came just 5:24 into the match.
Senior Natalie Veurink (Spring Lake/Western Michigan Christian HS) then scored her fourth goal of the year to give the Knights a 2-0 lead. Veurink scored in the 18th minute after dribbling through traffic and beating the goalkeeper with a hard shot.
Senior Emily Ottenhoff (Palos Heights, IL/Chicago Christian HS) put the capper on the win, scoring on a penalty kick in the 60th minute after the Polar Bears were whistled for a hand ball in the box. Calvin held a 17-6 shots at goal advantage with senior goalkeeper Kayla Sulzer (St. Charles, MO/Whitfield HS) picking up three saves in gaining her third shutout victory of the year.
In Saturday’s first match, Otterbein defeated Kalamazoo 3-0.
Calvin returns to action next Wednesday when it hosts Madonna University at 4:00 p.m. at Calvin’s Zuidema Field.