(Photo courtesy of Nathan-Jesse Campbell)
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. - Calvin took home a 2-0 win at East Beltline rival Cornerstone Tuesday night.
Calvin (1-5-1) outshot Cornerstone (5-1-0) by a 6-4 margin in the first half but did not find the back of the net.
Playing with energy, the Knights continued to pick up the tempo in the second half and broke through for goal in the 48th minute. Freshman Emma Thompson (Whitehall, Mich./Whitehall HS) collected a pass from the wing from junior Grace Visser (Coopersville, Mich./Unity Christian HS) and whipped a shot in from the box. The goal was the first of Thompson's collegiate career.
Visser provided the ignition on Calvin's second goal as she curled a pass into the box in the 55th minute that junior Jessica Paulson (Plymouth, Mich./Plymouth Christian HS) pounced on and redirected into the net to give the Knights a 2-0 advantage.
Calvin continued to pressure with a series of shots and corner kicks over the final 25 minutes - en route to sealing its first victory of the season.
Calvin finished with a 12-5 shots at goal advantage.
Junior goalkeeper Amy Kliewer (Grand Rapids, Mich./Forest Hills Northern HS) came up with a pair of saves in goal for the Maroon and Gold.
COACHES COMMENT: "I am really pleased with how we came out to compete tonight," said Calvin women's soccer coach Emily Ottenhoff. "I'm really happy for our women in terms of the result. We have a lot of growing to do and we look forward to getting back to work and having another opportunity to compete on Saturday."
NEXT UP: Calvin will host North Central (Il.) on Saturday at 2:30 p.m. at Zuidema Field.