April 27, 2014

Women's Lacrosse Drops Kalamazoo 20-12 - To Face Alma in MIAA Tournament

KALAMAZOO - The Calvin women's lacrosse team picked up a 20-12 victory at Kalamazoo on Saturday in its regular season finale. The Knights (9-5 overall, 6-2 MIAA) finish third in the final MIAA regular season standings and will travel to Alma next Wednesday for their first-ever MIAA Tournament game. Wednesday's game at Alma is scheduled to begin at 5 p.m. at Bahlke Stadium.

As has been the case as of late, Calvin got off to a blazing start, outscoring the Hornets 8-0 to open the game.

Kalamazoo (5-9 overall, 2-5 MIAA) cut the Calvin momentum late in the first half, scoring four goals over the final 11 minutes to trail 11-4 at halftime.

The host Hornets closed to within 15-9 midway through the second half but the Knights countered with five unanswered goals to build a commanding 20-9 lead - en route to the win.

Freshman Audrey Grabowski (East Grand Rapids/East Grand Rapids HS) scored a season-high five goals, doing so on just eight shots. Senior Michelle Holwerda (Grand Rapids/Grand Rapids Christian HS) also had a big day with three goals and two assists.

Junior Lissa Busscher (Holland/Holland Christian HS) was also a force with a career-high four goals.

Sophomore Carolyn Forbes (Farmington Hills/Marian HS) added two goals and one assist while junior Karissa Reed (Greenville/Greenville HS) also had two goals and one assist.

Freshman Emily Cefaratti (Hinsdale, IL/Hinsdale Central HS) had three goals to raise her team-leading goal total to 33.

Junior Paige Noordyke (Grand Rapids/Grand Rapids Christian HS) also added one goal.

Senior Lauren Spoelstra (Oakdale, NJ/Eastern Christian HS) came up with 10 saves in goal for the Knights.

Calvin has now won five of its last six games.