Game Reports Spring 2018 - Coach Sanxter
CALEDONIA 0 FOREST HILLS CENTRAL 2 @ East Kentwood District Semi Final
Lady Cal gave a great effort but came up short against state ranked Forest Hills Central in the Division 1 District Semi Final played at East Kentwood. The Scots were under pressure early on and surrendered a goal midway through the half. Caledonia picked up their attack in the second half and created several dangerous opportunities but could not find the back of the net. FHC scored on a counter attack with thirteen minutes to play for the final score. Keeper Kendall Krupiczewicz had a strong night picking up twelve saves. Amber Lewandowski and Holly Bowling gave a strong effort as well.
After the match the team saluted this year’s seniors: Grace Avery, Alexis Cook, Callie Delaney, Jenna Konwerski, Kirsten Peek, Abbie VandenBerg and Samantha Williams. They have been a big part of Lady Cal Soccer over the past four years.
The loss ends Caledonia’s season with at 6-11-2 record.
5/18 CALEDONIA 0 PORTAGE CENTRAL 3 @ Caledonia Friday May 18, 2018
Caledonia surrendered a goal in the eleventh minute and chased the game the rest of the night. The result was a 3-0 loss to Portage Central at Caledonia. Down 0-1 at the half Cal surrendered a second goal less than two minutes into the second half.
Midfielders Kirsten Peak and Carmen Maas played strong games and won numerous balls in the air. Kristie Weninger was in good form as well. Freshman Sailor Holstege, called up from JV due to injury, had a strong first varsity game on defense. Keeper Kendall Krupiczewicz made four saves and surrendered two goals. Abbie VandenBerg had seven saves and surrendered one goal.
The loss drops the Fighting Scots to 5-9-2. Caledonia hosts West Ottawa Monday on Seniors/Alumni Night.
5/15 ROCKFORD 2 CALEDONIA 1 @ Rockford 5/15/18
Lead by goalkeeper Kendall Krupiczewicz’s 24 saves Caledonia lost at Rockford 2-1. Defenders Grace Avery, Jenna Konwerski and Carsyn Geik helped force many of the shots to be from distance. Krupiczewicz made several great saves and held the Rams scoreless until midway through the second half. Jenna Konwerski scored on a PK in the closing minutes. Midfielders Kelsie Scharp and Kristie Weninger both had strong outings.
The loss drops Cal to 5-8-2 on the season and 3-5-2 in the OK Red. They host Portage Central Friday.
5/10 CALEDONIA 1 HUDSONVILLE 0 @ Hudsonville
Caledonia played a with a short bench due to injuries, illness and an orchestra concert and gave a great team effort to earn a win. Kristie Weninger scored in the 13th minute off a Grace Avery restart for the only goal. Keeper Abbie VandenBerg made two huge second half stops to preserve the shut out. She finished with six saves.
Midfielder Kirsten Peak played well and logged nearly 70 minutes. Weninger, Avery, Jenna Konwerski and Sam Williams also played key roles. Malia Bauman, Avery Drennan and Kenzie Kramer stepped up and played major minutes in good form to help seal the win.
Cal is now 5-7-2 on the year and 3-4-2 in the OK Red. They travel to Rockford Tuesday.
5/8 CALEDONIA 0 EAST KENTWOOD 0
Lady Cal Soccer battled East Kentwood to a scoreless draw Tuesday at Caledonia. The Scots struggled to possess the ball in the first half and created only a few scoring opportunities. They carried much of the play in a better second half. Cal created several great opportunities but could not score.
The attack was led by Samantha Williams and Amber Lewandowski. Midfielder Audrey Torrez played a great second half, her best of the season. The back three of Grace Avery, Jenna Konwerski and Carsyn Geik were strong once again. Keeper Kendall Krupiczewicz handled all four shots for the shutout.
The tie leaves Cal at 4-7-2 on the season and 2-4-2 in the conference. They travel to Hudsonville Thursday for a conference match.
5/3 CALEDONIA 0 GRANDVILLE 4
Caledonia battled to a scoreless tie for nearly 60 minutes but when Grandville broke through the goals came quickly. Lady Cal struggled to create scoring chances and played much of the game defending.
Keeper Abbie VandenBerg made several nice saves in the first 60 minutes and collected six on the night. Kristie Weninger played a very strong game including a first half blast that hit the cross bar. Holly Bowling was also in top form.
The loss drops Cal to 4-7-1 on the year and 2-4-1 in conference play. They host East Kentwood Tuesday.
5/1 CALEDONIA 0 GRAND HAVEN 2
Caledonia lost a 0-2 match to OK Red Conference rival Grand Haven Tuesday at Caledonia. Despite being off their game much of the night they created several dangerous opportunities but could not convert. They struggled to possess the ball consistently and Grand Haven’s high defensive line created an off sides problem the Scots were unable to solve.
Keeper Kendall Krupiczewicz recorded twelve saves on the evening.
The loss drops Cal to 2-3- 1 in the conference and 4-6- 1 overall. They travel to Grandville
4/28 CALEDONIA 1 PORTAGE NORTHERN 0
Caledonia won a non-conference match Saturday against Portage Northern. The lone goal came in the 67th minute when Amber Lewandowski played a ball off the PN end line and drove a pass to Audrey Torrez who was in front of the goal. A Husky defender stepped in and the ball deflected off her and into the goal.
Midfielders Kristie Weninger was strong in the center of the field. Holly Bowling and Kelsie Scharp played well in the midfield as well. Goal Keeper Kendall Krupiczweicz recorded two saves in the shut out.
The win puts Cal at 4-5-1 on the season. They host Grand Haven Tuesday in an OK Red Conference match.
4/26 CALEDONIA 2 WEST OTTAWA 1
Lady Cal survived a rough first ten minutes then played a strong all-around game in a 2-1 OK Red Conference win. Samantha Williams buried at PK late in the first half after Amber Lewandowski was taken down in the box. The score stood until the 56th minute when Lexi Cook played a ball into the box that bounced off several players before Lewandowski put it in the back of the net for a 2-0 lead. The Scots gave up a goal with 10 minutes to play on a WO restart.
The defense was once again strong led by Grace Avery, Jenna Konwerski and Carsyn Geik. Holly Bowling and Sam Williams were strong in the midfield. Keeper Abbie VandenBerg recorded seven saves.
The win puts Cal at 3-5-1 on the season and 2-2-1 in the OK Red. They host Portage Northern Saturday morning in a nonconference match.
4/23 CALEDONIA 0 - HUDSONVILLE 0
Caledonia created a lot of scoring opportunities but could not capitalize and had to settle for 0-0 draw against visiting Hudsonville. Lady Cal generated 16 shots at goal and eight on goal plus five corner kicks that came up empty.
Defense had a strong night allowing only one shot on goal that was handled by keeper Kendall Krupiczewicz. Defenders Grace Avery, Jenna Konwerski and Carsyn Geik contained most of the Eagles’ threats.
The tie puts Cal at 2-5- 1 on the season and 1-2- 1 in the OK Red. They travel to West Ottawa Thursday for a conference match.
4/19 Cal 0 - Rockford 2
Caledonia gave up a goal in the 16th minute when they misplayed a Rockford restart to fall behind early. The Scots battled back and created three great scoring opportunities but could not connect and trailed 0-1 at the half.
In the second half Lady Cal connected a lot of passes and defended well but had trouble getting really good looks. With two minutes to play they earned a corner kick and pushed all but one player into the attack. A long Rockford clearance turned into a breakaway that resulted in a goal on an unstoppable shot.
Caledonia defended well as a team allowing only four shots on goal. Defenders Jenna Konwerski, Carsyn Geik and Grace Avery all had strong games. Keeper Abbie VandenBerg recorded two saves.
The loss leaves Cal at 2-4 on the season and 1-2 in the OK Red. Friday they play a non-conference match at South Christian.
4/12 Cal 2 - EK 1
Caledonia traveled to East Kentwood and came away with a 2-1 OK Red Conference victory Thursday. Lady Cal jumped off to an early lead when Holly Bowling carried the ball down the flank and centered a great ball to Audrey Torrez. An EK defender tried to break up the scoring opportunity and the ball bounced off her and into the net.
The second half was back and forth with Cal building possession but unable to score until the 68th minute when Samantha Williams’ corner kick resulted in a shot by Grace Avery. Holly Bowling collected then buried the rebound for a 2-0 Cal lead. EK fought back and when the Scots failed to clear an EK corner they tallied a late score.
Sam Williams led the way with a strong game. Defenders Jenna Konwerski, Grace Avery and Carsyn Geik played very well as did midfielders Kristin Weninger & Katie Klomparens. Goal Keeper Kendall Krupiczewicz made five saves.
Lady Cal is now 2-3 on the season and 1-1 in the OK Red. They host Hudsonville Tuesday.
4/10 Cal 2 - Grandville 3
Lady Cal got off to a tough start in the OK Red Conference losing 3-2 to Grandville. Trailing 0-1 at the half the Scots surrendered two early second half goals before rallying to close within one.
Samantha Williams was strong all evening and scored both goals. The second goal was on a PK earned by Alexis Cook. Cook had a good outing and fought through some hard collisions to make plays. Defenders Carsyn Geik and Jennifer Konwerski also played very well.
The loss drops Cal to 1-3 on the season and 0-1 in the OK Red. They travel to East Kentwood Thursday for another conference match.
3/28 CALEDONIA 1 SPRING LAKE 3 @ Spring Lake
Caledonia traveled to Spring Lake and came away with a 3-1 non-conference loss in the final match before spring break Wednesday.
Spring Lake pulled ahead in the 9 th minute off a corner kick. Caledonia responded with a goal eight minutes later when Katie Klomparens send a great ball down the sideline to a running Lexi Cook. Cook took it to the end line & crossed a driven ball that Amber Lewandowski ran onto and headed in for a score. Cal couldn’t finish the half and gave up a 2 nd goal with less than two minutes to play. Keeper Abbie VandenBerg made five saves in the half including some good work handling through balls.
The Scots gave up a third goal midway through the second half. Lady Cal gave an energetic effort to close the gap but could not convert several dangerous opportunities. Keeper Kendall Krupiczewicz had three saves in the half. Defenders Jenna Konwerski and Carsyn Geik had strong games as did Sam Williams in the midfield and forward Lexi Cook. The loss drops Caledonia to 1 win and 2 losses on the season. They are off until after spring break when the start the conference season hosting Grandville April 10th.
3/23 CALEDONIA 1 LOWELL 2 @Caledonia
Caledonia got off to an early lead but couldn’t hang on in the second half and came away with a 2-1 non-conference loss against Lowell.
Grace Avery scored on a well place restart from about thirty yards in the fifth minute. The Scots were strong much of the remainder of the half but occasional lapses allowed Lowell to create dangerous situations. Keeper Kendall Krupiczwicz made seven saves including a couple tough chances.
Lady Cal had trouble establishing momentum in the second half and Lowell scored ten minutes in. Cal tried to rally but Lowell was good in the counter attack. A brief loss of focus resulted in a Lowell goal with about fifteen minutes to play. The Scots make a big push to try to level the score but could not find the net.
Katie Klomparens had a strong showing on the wing. Defender Carsyn Geik was relentless in her effort and had good distribution. Abbie VandenBerg made five second half saves while dealing with a number of Lowell chances.
The loss drops Cal to 1-1 on the season. They travel to Spring Lake Wednesday for the final match before spring break.
3/21 CALEDONIA 2 PLAINWELL 0 @ Caledonia
Caledonia scored in the opening minutes of both halves in a season opening 2-0 victory in a non-conference match played at Caledonia.
Freshman Amber Lewandowski got off to a good start with a near post blast off a great pass from Holly Bowling for a quick 1-0 lead in the fifth minute. Bowling was strong all night playing strong defense and creating opportunities in the attack.
The second half got off to a fast start with Samantha Williams hitting the post with a strong shot that rebounded to a well-positioned Lexi Cook. Cook tapped it in for the 2-0 lead.
Goal keepers Abbie VandenBerg and Kendall Krupiczewicz each played a strong half recording four saves each. Both had to come up with a big save to keep a clean sheet.
Lady Cal Soccer hosts Lowell on Friday in a non-conference match.