Rams Fall to 16th Ranked Calvin

Rams Fall to 16th Ranked Calvin

Rams Fall to 16th Ranked Calvin

#16 Calvin College - 5, Farmingdale State - 0

Grand Rapids, Mich. - The Farmingdale State Rams women's soccer team fell to 16th ranked Calvin College, 5-0, on Friday afternoon on a rain-soaked Zuidema Field in Grand Rapids, Michigan. This was the first game of the Rams three-day trip to Michigan, the first-ever time the team is traveling by plane for a regular season game.

Farmingdale State held Calvin scoreless up until the final 10 minutes of the opening period, when Sophomore Kellie Honderd (Hudsonville, Mich./Unity Christian) opened the scoring with a shot from the left wing after receiving a lead pass from sophomore Stephanie Malburg (Grand Rapids, Mich./Forest Hills Northern). Honderd then set up senior Michelle Koele (Denver, Col./Denver Christian) for a goal with just over three minutes left in the half, allowing the Knights to a 2-0 lead at intermission.

Honderd struck again nine minutes into the second half. Moments later, sophomore Mindy Capisciolto (Hudsonville, Mich./Unity Christian) scored off a free from senior Elizabeth Ribbens (Tinley Park, Ill./Victor J. Andrew). With time ticking down, Ribbens set up senior Liz VanRees (Muskegon, Mich./Western Michigan Christian) for a shot from the right wing that VanRees blasted into the top shelf.

Ranked 16th in the most recent Division III Top 25 poll, Calvin (3-1-1 overall) outshot Farmingdale State (2-4) 28-1 with junior goalkeepers Alyssa Bergsma (Walker, Mich./Calvin Christian) and Kayla Sulzer (St. Charles, Miss./Whitfield) combining on the shutout.

The Rams will face Hope College tomorrow, Saturday, September 13th, in a non-conference game at Noon.