GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – The Calvin women's soccer team will host Alma College Tuesday at 7 p.m.
The Teams: The Scots are 2-10-1 overall and 0-4-1 in the MIAA. The Knights are 7-4-2 overall and 2-2-1 in the MIAA.
The Coaches: Meghan Gorsuch is in her first season as head coach for the Scots after serving as assistant coach the past five seasons. A 2013 grad, Gorsuch attended Michigan state where she earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Human Biology. She played on the MSU club soccer team. In 2012, the team won the National Intramural-Recreational Sports Association (NIRSA) Championship and Gorsuch was named as a first-round pick to the All-Tournament team. Following graduation, Gorsuch gained an array of semi-professional playing experience. She played on Michigan's first women's semi professional team, the Motor City Football Club (MCFC), in the summer of 2014, and landed a spot on Lansing's first semi-pro team, the Michigan Chill, the summer of 2016.
Emily Ottenhoff is in her first season for the Knights. A Calvin Alum, Ottenhoff graduated in 2010 and was a standout two-sport athlete, spending four years with the Calvin women's soccer program and four years with the Calvin women's basketball program. She earned All-American status in 2009 for soccer. Prior to her five-year stint coaching at Stevens, Ottenhoff was a two-year graduate assistant at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology while completing a master's of science degree in physical education and coaching science at Indiana State University. She has had a successful season so far as she has led the Knights to a 6-3-2 record.
The Players: The Scots are led in scoring by freshman Meghan Pfile and sophomore Lauren Sollestre who both have two goals and one assist to equal 5 points each on the season.
The Knights are led in scoring by seniors Emily Van Vliet and Mackenna Nesky. Van Vliet has a team-leading seven goals to go with one assist for a total of 15 points. Nesky has six goals and 12 points. Sophomore Amy Kliewer has been Calvin's backstop in goal, posting 43 saves along with a goals-against-average of 0.78 and four shutouts.
Series History: The Knights lead 42-8-3 over the scots in series history. Last year Calvin split with Alma. The Knights won 4-0 at home and the Scots won 3-2 at home.
Coverage: Live stats and live video of the game will be available on Calvin's website at Calvinknights.com
Social Media:Follow Calvin College athletics on social media. The Knights have presence on Facebook, Instagram, and snapchat (@CalvinAthletics) as well as Twitter (@CalvinKnights).
Up Next:The Knights will head to Albion College Saturday, October 20thto take on the Brits at 12 p.m.