Women's Soccer Uses Lightning Strike From Veenstra to Foil Fontbonne 1-0

Women's Soccer Uses Lightning Strike From Veenstra to Foil Fontbonne 1-0

ST. LOUIS, MO. - The Calvin women's soccer team overcame two lengthy weather delays to claim a 1-0 victory over Fontbonne University late Friday night on the campus of Washington University of St. Louis.

The start of Friday's game was delayed 30 minutes by lightning and late in the first half another thunderstorm hit the area and forced another lengthy delay.

Undaunted, Calvin struck with a lightning bolt of its own as senior Carly Veenstra (Haledon, NJ/Eastern Christian HS) cracked in a 30-yard strike into the left hand side of the Fontbonne goal in the 56th minute.

Veenstra had six shots at goal during the game including three shots on frame.

Fontbonne pushed late but Calvin goalkeeper Anica Pausma (Tinley Park, Il./Chicago Christian HS) was up to the task in posting her first clean sheet in goal.

Calvin finished with a 14-7 shots at goal advantage. The Knights are now 2-1-0 on the year and are in the midst of a four-game stretch in a six-day window of time.

The Knights will face Washington University of St. Louis Saturday at 5:30 p.m.