Calvin Women's Lacrosse Cleans Up on Kalamazoo in 18-4 Conference Win

Calvin Women's Lacrosse Cleans Up on Kalamazoo in 18-4 Conference Win

The Calvin women's lacrosse team took down the Kalamazoo 18-4 on Saturday afternoon at Zuidema Field.

With the win, Calvin improves to 9-4 overall and 4-1 in the MIAA. The Knights are in third place in the MIAA standings, trailing 5-0 Albion and Saint Mary's.

Calvin came out strong scoring the first goal of the game just seven minutes in with a goal from senior Genevieve Schneeman (Farmington, Mich. / Farmington).

Calvin kept up the intensity and got two more goals from Junior Jaimie Van De Burg (Lowell, Mich. / Grand Rapids Christian).

A few minutes later the Knights got another goal from Schneemann to add to their lead.

Calvin then went on to get two more unanswered goals from senior Lauryn Slachter (Grand Rapids, Mich. / Grand Rapids Christian).

About halfway through the first half Calvin tallied another goal this time it came from the hands of freshman Megan Gilbert (Lansing, Mich./Holt HS).

Just a minute later Kalamazoo got on the board with a goal of their own to stop the Knights scoring spree.

Kalamazoo also added another goal to bring the score to 7-2 with about ten minutes to go in the half.

Calvin finished the half with a six-goal run. Four of which came from Van De Burg and two from Schneemann.

Calvin went into halftime with a 13-2 lead over Kalamazoo.

In the second half Calvin quickly kept up the scoring streak with goals from Van De Burg and Gilbert to extend their lead even more.

Kalamazoo fought back hard scoring two more goals, but it was not enough to catch the Knights.

Calvin proceeded to get two more goals from Schneeman and one from freshman Drew Jansma (Holland, Mich. / West Ottawa).

At the end of regulation Calvin walked away with the 18-4 victory over Kalamazoo

Calvin outshot Kalamazoo 32-11 on their road to the win.

COACHES COMMENT: "It was a good team win," said Calvin women's lacrosse coach Blake Boehm. "Kalamazoo did some things on defense early in the game that forced us to adjust. Once we did that, our offense got going. This was a possession game and we did a good job of holding possession throughout the game. Our defense was also very strong today. Our defense gave our team time to make the offensive adjustments it needed to make which was another big key to the victory."

NEXT UP: Calvin returns to action on Tuesday for a rivalry match at Hope at 6 P.M.