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Mixed Results for Calvin Men’s and Women’s Swimming and Diving Teams at Hope

Saturday, January 30, 2010

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HOLLAND Ė The Calvin menís and womenís swimming and diving teams had mixed results at rival Hope on Saturday with the Calvin women defeating the Hope womenís team 176.5-123.5 and the Calvin menís team falling to the Hope menís team 176-109.

The Calvin womenís team finishes its dual meet season 7-2 overall including 6-0 against MIAA opponents. The Calvin menís team finishes its dual meet season at 3-4 overall and 3-2 against league foes.

Women’s Results

Men’s Results

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Women’s Basketball Rolls To Win at Kalamazoo - Prepares for MIAA Showdown With Hope Next Week

Saturday, January 30, 2010

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KALAMAZOO—The 10th-ranked Calvin women’s basketball team rolled to a 74-47 victory at Kalamazoo on Saturday to improve to 18-2 overall and 10-1 in MIAA play. The Knights remain a half-game behind league-leading Hope which improved to 10-0 in league play with a 77-41 victory over Olivet on Saturday.

The two teams will face each other on Wednesday night at Calvin’s Van Noord Arena in 7:30 p.m. with first place in the MIAA standings on the line. In the first meeting of the year, Hope defeated Calvin 73-58 in a game played on January 19 at Hope’s DeVos Fieldhouse.

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Men’s Basketball Falls To Hope 67-64 in 175th Edition of “The Rivalry”

Saturday, January 30, 2010

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HOLLAND—An opportunity to gain firm command of the MIAA league race slipped away from the Calvin men’s basketball team in the closing minutes on Saturday as the Knights suffered a 67-64 defeat at rival Hope.

The Hope victory snapped a seven-game Calvin win streak and also handed the Knights their first league defeat. Hope (13-6 overall, 6-2 MIAA) is now just one game behind Calvin (12-7 overall, 7-1 MIAA) in the league standings.

Post Game Press Conference With Kevin Vande Streek and Tom Snikkers

Tom Snikkers Post-Game Audio Interview

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Men’s and Women’s Track and Field Teams Compete at Grand Valley State Open

Saturday, January 30, 2010

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GVSU Open Results

ALLENDALE—The Calvin men’s and women’s track and field teams were in action on Friday at the Grand Valley State Open and came up with a number of strong performances.

In the women’s meet, sophomore Jordan Gabrielse (Unity Christian HS) was ninth in the 400 meters (1:01.16) in her first collegiate competition. Sophomore Kaitlin Diemer (South Christian HS) had a solid effort in the 800 meters, placing third with a time of 2:19.36. Other top 10 finishes for the Calvin women included junior Gretchen Braymer (Erie, PA) placing third in the 3,000 meters (10:37.99) and sophomore Andrea Beukema (Grand Rapids Christian HS) taking ninth (11:03.89).

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Calvin Men’s and Women’s Swimming & Diving Teams Record Dual Meet Victories over Alma / Saint Mary’s

Friday, January 29, 2010

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GRAND RAPIDS—The Calvin men’s swimming and diving team improved to 3-3 in dual meet competition including 3-1 against MIAA opponents with a 151-77 victory over Alma Friday night at Calvin’s Venema Aquatic Center. On the women’s side, Calvin picked up victories over both Alma and Saint Mary’s to up its overall dual meet record to 6-2 including 5-0 against MIAA opponents. The Calvin women defeated Alma 166-70 and Saint Mary’s 177.5-58.5. Alma defeated Saint Mary’s 125-97.

Dan Gelderloos Post-Meet Audio Interview

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Calvin-Hope Men’s Basketball Rivalry Set To Tip Off Again on Saturday

Friday, January 29, 2010

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The Rivalry Web site

The 175th meeting between Calvin and Hope in menís basketball will take place on Saturday, January 30, when the two rivals face each other inside Hopeís DeVos Fieldhouse at 3 p.m.
Hope currently holds a slim 88-86 series lead in a series that began during the 1920-21 season.

Just 92 points separate the teams over 174 games, a difference of only 0.529 points per game!

Calvin-Hope WGVU Video Stream

Kevin Vande Streek WBBL Radio Interview

Tale of the Tape Statistical Breakdown

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Women’s Basketball Picks Up Key 67-57 Victory at Saint Mary’s To Remain in MIAA Title Hunt

Thursday, January 28, 2010

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NOTRE DAME, IN—The nationally-ranked Calvin women’s basketball team picked up an important 67-57 victory at Saint Mary’s Wednesday night to remain in the MIAA title hunt. Ranked 10th in both the d3hoops.com Top 25 poll and ESPN/USA Today Coaches poll, Calvin is now 17-2 overall and 9-1 in the MIAA, remaining a half-game behind Hope which improved to 9-0 in league play with a 56-30 win over Trine on Wednesday.

In its win over Saint Mary’s (10-8 overall, 5-5 MIAA) Calvin took a 35-27 halftime lead only to see the Belles charge back to within two at 40-38 at the 13:31 mark. Calvin responded with an 13-1 scoring run fueled by five points off the bench by sophomore Jill Thomas that gave Calvin a 53-39 advantage.

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Men’s Basketball Now 7-0 in MIAA Play After 73-59 Win at Alma Wednesday

Thursday, January 28, 2010

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(written by sports information student assistant Derek Neice)

ALMA—For the first time since the 1999-2000 season, the Calvin men’s basketball team has finished the first half of the MIAA season unbeaten. The Knights improved to 7-0 in league play with a hard-fought 73-59 victory at Alma Wednesday night. Calvin (12-6 overall) remains two games ahead Hope which improved to 5-2 in the league with a 78-60 win at Trine Wednesday night. Calvin will travel to Hope on Saturday for a 3 p.m. contest at DeVos Fieldhouse.

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Men’s and Women’s Track and Field Teams Compete at Bob Eubanks Open

Sunday, January 24, 2010

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Eubanks Open Results

ALLENDALE Ė The Calvin menís and womenís track and field teams continued their indoor campaigns late Friday night at the Bob Eubanks Open hosted by Grand Valley State University.

Highlighting the evening was the performance of junior Rachel Boerner who won the 400 meters with a strong NCAA III (indoor) provisional qualifying time of 57.86.

In the womenís 5,000 meters, junior Samantha Westveer took third with a time of 18:32.73.

In the womenís pole vault, senior Joy Leach took third with an NCAA III (indoor) provisional qualifying performance of 11-9 ĺ.

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Calvin Takes Two-Game Lead in MIAA Men’s Basketball Race With 80-70 Victory Over Albion

Sunday, January 24, 2010

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(written by sports information student assistant Derek Neice)

Clutch shooting in a basketball game is what separates good teams from the rest of the pack.

Saturday night, in what could be called Calvinís most vital game thus far in the season, the Knights took on the Britons of Albion and both teams showed why they are at the top of the MIAA standings.

After trailing for nearly 34 minutes of the contest, Calvin took a 62-60 lead down the stretch on the strength of a Matt Veltema triple and never looked back, en route to an 80-70 victory over Albion in a showdown of teams vying for first place in the MIAA standings.

Kevin Vande Streek Post-Game Audio Interview on WFUR Radio

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