GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – The Calvin women's lacrosse team picked up a decisive 28-0 victory against Olivet College on Wednesday night at Zuidema Field. The Knights outshot the Comets 44-0, while holding Olivet to 0-16 on clear attempts in the win.
Wednesday was the first time in program history where the Knights have not allowed a shot on goal. The 28 goals, 18 assists and 46 points are all a program records.
The Knights improve to 6-5 on the year and remain undefeated in MIAA play with a 4-0 conference mark. The Knights have won their last 17 MIAA games, holding a streak that has now spanned three seasons, with the last loss coming in 2016. Olivet drops to 0-8 overall and 0-2 in the conference. Calvin leads the all-time series against the Comets, 6-0. The Knights have outscored Olivet 122-31 over the past five seasons.
Fifteen Knights scored in the winning effort. Junior Emma Tilma (Grand Rapids, Mich./Grand Rapids Christian) led the Knights with four goals. Juniors Grace Einfeld (Grand Rapids, Mich./Grand Rapids Christian) and Genevieve Schneemann (Farmington, Mich./Farmington) both notched hat tricks. Junior Alyssa Gagnon (Minooka, Ill./Minooka), junior Alyssa Oezer (Grand Rapids, Mich./Grand Rapids Christian), senior Emma Hall (Harare, Zimbabwe/Chisipite Senior School), sophomore Emma Verrett (Beaver, Pa./Beaver County Christian), senior Amanda Davio (Okemos, Mich./Okemos) and junior Sky Gyuro (Warwick, N.Y./Storm King School) all scored two goals apiece.
Sophomore Sarah Hall (Harare, Zimbabwe/Chisipite Senior School), freshman Julia Schaefer (Clarksville, Md./Annapolis Area Christian), senior Madeline Baas (Grand Rapids, Mich./Grand Rapids Christian), junior Ellis Chalfant (St. Louis, Mo./Mary Institute & St. Louis Country Day School), Gagnon, Gyuro and Oezer all earned their first goal of the season in Wednesday night's game.
Junior Kelly Pepper (Wyckoff, N.J./Indian Hills) also recorded a goal for the Knights, while collecting a team-high 10 assists. Her 11 point and 10 assists are single-game program records. Pepper's 34 assists on the year are a single-season school record.
Madeline Baas led all players with nine draw controls and four caused turnovers.
Calvin is coming off a key 14-10 victory over MIAA-rival Albion. Kelly Pepper led the Knights with 10 points on three goals and seven assists. Pepper was named the MIAA Offensive Player of Week on Monday. She now leads the MIAA with 34 assists.
Calvin is back in action on Saturday at Kalamazoo. Game time is set for 11 a.m. The Knights' next home game is April 17 against Hope for senior day.