Women’s Lacrosse Posts Perfect MIAA Record

Women’s Lacrosse Posts Perfect MIAA Record

ANGOLA, Ind. – For the second-straight year, the Calvin women's lacrosse team has posted a perfect 8-0 record in MIAA play. The Knights closed the MIAA regular season with a 16-7 victory at Trine. Calvin improves to 10-5 on the season and Trine falls to 5-10 and 3-4 in MIAA action. Trine is still alive in the MIAA race and will play Hope for the final spot in the tournament. Calvin is riding the longest winning streak in MIAA history, winning the last 22 MIAA games. The Knights have won 24 of their last 25 MIAA games.

"I'm very happy with how the team played today," said head coach Blake Boehm. "They came out strong and took control early. We became more efficient in the second half and did a good job of protecting our possessions. We're excited to get back to practice tomorrow and begin preparation for the MIAA semifinals."

The Thunder struck first on Wednesday with a goal on a free position shot.

The Knights countered the goal with a 7-0 run.

Junior Emma Tilma (Grand Rapids, Mich./Grand Rapids Christian) scored the first two Calvin goals.

25 seconds later, senior Amanda Davio (Okemos, Mich./Okemos) found the back of the net.

Emma Tilma tallied her third goal of the day for a hat trick.

Junior Lauryn Slachter (Grand Rapids, Mich./Grand Rapids Christian) struck on a free position shot to make it a 5-0 game.

Sophomore Emma Verrett (Beaver, Pa./Beaver County Christian) and junior Kelly Pepper (Wyckoff, N.J./Indian Hills) both scored on the tail end of the run.

After a Thunder goal, the Knights responded with a pair of Emma goals. Emma Verrett and Emma Hall both snuck the ball past the Trine keeper.

Trine scored the final two goals of the half to head into halftime at 9-4.

Calvin opened the second half on a 5-1 run. Emma Tilma started the scoring off a pass from Kelly Pepper. Amanda Davio and Emma Verrett also scored in the run.

With 17:13 left in the game, Grace Einfeld found the back of the net. Emma Hall scored the final Calvin goal of the game, up a player.

Emma Tilma finished with a game-high five goals.

Amanda Davio and Emma Verrett both scored three goals on Wednesday. Davio also led the Knights with five ground balls. Verrett with five draw controls and team-high two caused turnovers.

Junior Alyssa Gagnon (Minooka, Ill./Minooka) recorded a game-high six draw controls.

Junior Ellis Chalfant (St. Louis, Mo. / Mary Institute and St. Louis Country Day School) finished with three saves.

Calvin outshot the Thunder on Wednesday, 44-14. Trine finished with 28 turnovers.

Calvin returns to play on Wednesday in the MIAA semifinals.