Women's Lacrosse Blasts Olivet, 27-0

Women's Lacrosse Blasts Olivet, 27-0

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – The Calvin women's lacrosse team defeated Olivet College Comets 27-0 on Thursday afternoon to remain undefeated in MIAA play and extend its win streak to four games.

With the victory, Calvin improves to 5-5 overall and 3-0 in conference play. Olivet drops to 0-9 overall with an 0-4 MIAA mark.

On Tuesday, The Knights earned a big 11-9 victory at Saint Mary's College.

Calvin came out strong, scoring ten goals in the first 5:15 of play. Junior Emma Hall (Harare, Zimbabwe/Chisipite Senior School) recorded an early hat trick, scoring the Knights' second, third and seventh goals.

The Knights continued to dominate the first half, scoring 10 more goals before halftime to possess a commanding 20-0 lead at the break.

To start the second half, sophomore Alyssa Oezer (Grand Rapids, Mich./Grand Rapids Christian) netted back-to-back goals for the Knights, her first points of the season. After two more Calvin goals, freshman Sarah Hall (Harare, Zimbabwe/Chisipite Senior School) and sophomore Sky Gyuro (Warwick, N.Y./Storm King School) also logged their first goals of the year. Alyssa Gagnon, Alyssa Oezer, and Sarah Hall all scored their first career goal at Calvin on Thursday.

Thirteen Knights contributed goals to the winning effort. Grace Einfeld (Grand Rapids, Mich./Grand Rapids Christian) and Emma Hall led the Knights with four goals apiece. Emily Cefaratti (Hinsdale, Ill./Hinsdale Christian) and Kelly Pepper (Wyckoff, N.J./Indian Hills) also finished with hat tricks. Amanda Davio (Okemos, Mich/Okemos), Jaimie Van De Burg (Lowell, Mich./Grand Rapids Christian), Alyssa Oezer and Emma Tilma (Grand Rapids, Mich./Grand Rapids Christian) added a pair of goals each, while Emma Verrett (Beaver, Pa./Beaver County Christian), Alyssa Gagnon (Minooka, Ill./Minooka), Madeline Baas (Grand Rapids, Mich./Grand Rapids Christian), Sarah Hall and Sky Gyuro chipped in a goal apiece.

The Knights outshot the Comets 58-1 on the afternoon, including 42 shots on goal. Madeline Baas had 25 draw control wins in the victory, while Emma Tilma led the Knights with four assists.

Goaltender Ellis Chalfant (St. Louis, Mo./Mary Institute and St. Louis Country Day School) had one save in the shutout win. Thursday was her first career shutout at Calvin.

Calvin is back in action on Saturday when it hosts Alma College. Game time is scheduled to begin at 1 p.m.