Leon’s two goals pushes women’s soccer team past Calvin, 2-1

Leon’s two goals pushes women’s soccer team past Calvin, 2-1

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – Senior Isabelle Leon scored twice to help the Olivet College women's soccer end the first half of its Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association (MIAA) schedule with a 2-1 victory over Calvin College today at Zuidema Field in Grand Rapids.

THE BASICS
Final Score:
Olivet 2, Calvin 1
Location: Zuidema Field; Grand Rapids, Mich.
Records: Calvin 9-3 overall, 6-2 MIAA; Olivet 7-4 overall, 5-3 MIAA

HOW IT HAPPENED

  • The Comets took a 1-0 lead just five minutes and nine seconds into the game when Leon scored a breakaway goal. Junior Emma Essen was credited with an assist on the goal.
  • The score remained 1-0 at halftime.
  • Four minutes into the second half, the Knights evened the score at 1-1 on a goal by Grace Vissor.
  • Olivet took the lead back in the 79th minute on another breakaway goal by Leon.

FOR THE COMETS

FOR THE KNIGHTS

  • Abby Koops recorded six of the 16 Calvin shots.
  • Amy Kliewer made two saves, while playing all 90 minutes in goal.

BEYOND THE BOX SCORE

  • After the first half of MIAA play, the Comets are tied with Kalamazoo College for fourth-place in the standings with a 5-3 record and 15 points, just one point behind third-place Albion and three behind Calvin.
  • Leon has now scored 14 game-winning goals in her career, including five of six wins this season.
  • Leon needs just two goals to move into third all-time at Olivet. She has scored 45 goals in 69 career games. With 108 points, she is six points shy of moving into third all-time.

UP NEXT

  • Olivet starts the second half of conference play next Wednesday, Oct. 4, when it welcomes the Saint Mary's (Ind.) College Belles to the Cutler Athletic Complex for a 4 p.m. game.