MILWAUKEE, Wis. – The Calvin women's soccer team opened the 2017 season with a 3-0 victory over Lake Forest. The Knights are participating in the two-day MSOE Invitational.
"Great effort by all after being challenged to do so," said head coach Mark Recker. "They played consistent soccer for 90 minutes, creating numerous opportunities. We had a really good beginning and this is something we can build on."
Junior Kali Mouw (Avon, N.Y./Avon Central) earned the rights to the first goal of the season on Friday. Five minutes into the match, Mouw received a pass from senior Sydney Barcey (Cadillac, Mich./Cadillac) and found the back of the net to put Calvin on the scoreboard. Her goal was her third at Calvin.
In the 34th minute, Freshman Abby Koops (Holland, Mich./Holland Christian) scored her first colligate goal off a rebound. Junior McKenna Nesky (Hudsonville, Mich./Unity Christian) was credited with an assist.
The Maroon and Gold would go into halftime leading, 2-0.
Senior Camie Rietberg (Wyoming, Mich./Calvin Christian) closed the scoring in the 84th minute to put the match away. The goal was her first goal since 2015.
Freshman Amy Kliewer (Grand Rapids, Mich./Forest Hills Northern) posted a shutout in first game at Calvin. Kliewer notched four saves in the victory.
The Knights will return to action on Saturday when they face the host Raiders at the MSOE Invitational.