GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – The Calvin women's soccer team defeated Concordia University Wisconsin 6-1.
The Knights started off strong as senior Emily Van Vliet (Grandville, Mich. / Calvin Christian) put Calvin on the board in the eigth minute with a shot from just outside 8-yard box to make it 1-0. This was Van Vliet's fifth goal of the season.
It didn't take long for the Knights to strike again as senior Kali Mouw (Avon, NY. / Avon Central) took a corner kick in the 13th minute and on the end of the ball was senior Mackenna Nesky (Hudsonville, Mich. / Unity Christian) who headed the ball in the net to tally her third goal of the season and put the Knights up 2-0.
Seven minutes later Calvin recorded its third goal of the game. This time sophomore Maria VanderLei (Grand Rapids, Mich. / Grand Rapids Christian) found sophomore Jessie Paulson (Plymouth, Mich. / Plymouth Christian) and she snuck one past the keeper to the low corner to record her first goal of the season.
Calvin came out in the second half booming as once again Paulson scored two minutes in with a high kick to the upper right corner to record her second goal of the game and season to put the knights up 4-0.
In the 25th minute of the game, sophomore Izzy Redfield (Pierson, Mich. / Northpointe Christian) found sophomore Grace Visser (Coopersville, Mich. / Unity Christian) who had a low shot to the corner just outside the 8-yard box to put Calvin up 5-0. This was Visser's first goal of the season.
Concordia scored next to get on the board. Ally Hull found Crobie Kowalski who dribbled the ball up the field to just outside the 8-yard box and took a shot to the low corner to place the ball in the net.
The Knights found one more opportunity to score as Concordia keeper couldn't get control of the ball and Izzy Redfield was there to knock the ball into the net.
Calvin had 20 shots on goal and Concordia had nine. Sophomore Amy Kliewer (Grand Rapids, Mich. / Forest Hills Northern had 5 saves on goal.
The Knights are now 4-1-1 on the season. They will hit the road next as they take on Heidelberg Tuesday at 7 p.m.