Women's Soccer Results
Overall Record: 6-9-3
MIAA Record: 2-4-2 (Seventh Place)
Wednesday, Sept. 1, Cornerstone 1, Hope 0 box
Saturday, Sept. 4, Ohio Northern 7, Hope 1 box
Fri.-Sat., Sept. 10-11, HOST HOPE-CALVIN EXCHANGE
Friday: Wheaton 3, Hope 1 box / Saturday: Hope 4, DePauw 1 box
Tuesday, Sept. 14, Hope 1, Siena Heights box
Friday, Sept. 17, Illinois Wesleyan 5, Hope 0 box
Saturday, Sept. 18, Hope 2, Millikin 2 (tie) box
Tuesday, Sept. 21, Univ. of Chicago 6, Hope 1 box
Saturday, Sept. 25, Hope 1, North Central 0 box
Wednesday, Sept. 29, *Adrian 2, Hope 0 box
Saturday, Oct. 2, *Hope 1, Olivet 1 (tie) box
Tuesday, Oct. 5, *Kalamazoo 2, Hope 1 box
Saturday, Oct. 9, *Hope 5, Trine 2 box
Wednesday, Oct. 13, *Hope 1, Saint Mary's 0 box
Saturday, Oct. 16, *Hope 0, Albion 0 (tie) box
Tuesday, Oct. 19, *Calvin 4, Hope 0 box
Saturday, Oct. 23, *Alma 1, Hope 0 box
Wednesday, Oct. 27, Hope 5, Rochester 0 box
* MIAA Game
2010 Player Statistics
2010 Team Statistics /
2010 Game-by-Game Stats
2010 Season in Review
Post-Season Honors are Announced (12/13/10)
Honors to women's soccer players for the 2010 season have been announced by coach Leigh Sears.
Senior Kelsey Bos of Holland (Holland HS) has been named the team's most valuable player. Chosen as the most valuable offensive player is sophomore Alyson Epolito of East Lansing (East Lansing HS) while the honor as the most valuable defensive player was presented to senior Courtney Cook of Grand Rapids (Forest Hills Central HS).
Sophomore Sara Lang of Traverse City (Traverse City Central HS) was honored as the most improved player while sophomore Megan Altieri of Bay Village, Ohio (Bay Village HS) was named the most inspirational. The rookie of the year award was presented to freshman Courtney Laux of Novi (Novi HS).
All-MIAA Honors Awarded Seven Hope Athletes (11/10/10)
Seven Hope athletes have been awarded all-conference honors in soccer by the Michigan Intercollegiate
Athletic Association (MIAA).
Junior goalkeeper Logan Neil (Holland/West Ottawa HS) has been voted
the most valuable player in men's soccer. He is joined on the All-MIAA
men's team by senior mid-fielder Shaun Groetsema
(Augusta/Galesburg-Augusta HS) and junior back David Whitaker
(Vicksburg/Vicksburg HS). Groetsema is being honored for the second
time in his career.
Senior defender Courtney Cook (Grand Rapids/Forest Hills Central HS)
has been voted to the All-MIAA women's team for the third time in her
Hope's second team honorees in men's soccer are senior forward John
Turner (East Kentwood/Est Kentwood HS) and senior midfielder Jeff
Stusick (Stevensville/Lakeshore HS). Sophomore midfielder Lindsay Jipping (Jenison/Hudsonville Unity
Christian HS) is a second team All-MIAA honoree in women's soccer.
Flying Dutch End Season With Shutout Win (10/27/10)
The Flying Dutch ended their season on a winning note Wednesday by posting a non-conference shutout over visiting Rochester 5-0. Coach Leigh Sears' Dutch finish the season with a 6-9-3 record. The Flying Dutch finished seventh in the MIAA standings (2-4-2) and just missed advancing to the NCAA-qualifying conference tournament.
Lindsay Jipping scored two goals to raise her season total to a team-leading five. Also scoring were Bethann Hamer, Danielle Petzak and Kristen Schwenk. Rachel Rebhan had a pair of assists while Courtney Laux collected one. Hope held a 21-3 advantage in shots. Hope goalkeeper Kelsey Bos collected her fifth shutout of the season.
Flying Dutch Bow to Alma Scots (10/23/10)
The Flying Dutch bowed to league-leading Alma 1-0 before a large homecoming crowd on Saturday. Coach Leigh Sears' Dutch finish MIAA play with a 2-4-2 record and have an overall 5-9-3 record. The game's lone goal came two minutes into the second half. Alma held a 14-12 aedvantage in shots.
Flying Dutch Bow to Rival Calvin (10/19/10)
The Flying Dutch suffered a 4-0 loss to rival Calvin Tuesday night. The visiting Knights scored three goals in the first half and ended with a
21-12 advantage in shots. Coach Leigh Sears' Dutch drop to 2-3-2 in the MIAA and 5-8-3 overall.
Flying Dutch Play to Scoreless Tie (10/16/10)
The Flying Dutch fired off double the number of shots, but had to settle for a scoreless tie with host Albion on Saturday. Coach Leigh Sears' Dutch finished with a 20-9 advantage in shots, including a 7-2 edge on-goal. Hope is 2-2-2 in a tight MIAA race and 5-7-3 overall. Rival Calvin comes to Hope on Tuesday.
Flying Dutch Gain 100th Win Under Coach Sears (10/13/10)
The Flying Dutch recorded a milestone 100th victory under coach Leigh Sears (pictured) by edging visiting Saint Mary's 1-0 on Wednesday. The win puts Hope in a tie for fourth place in the MIAA standings with a 2-2-1 record. Hope is 5-7-1 overall.
Coach Sears in nine season has guided the Flying Dutch to a 100-74-11 overall record and 63-31-7 mark in the MIAA.
Alyson Epolito's goal in the 10th minute stood up for the next 80 minutes as the Flying Dutch improved to 4-2-1 on their home turf. Hope held a 22-10 advantage in shots. Goalkeeper Kelsey Bos was credited with two saves in gaining her third shutout of the season and 14th in her career.
Flying Dutch Post First MIAA Victory (10/9/10)
Trailing 2-1 early into the second half, the Flying Dutch responded with four unanswered goals to gain a 5-2 victory over host Trine on Saturday. The 99th career victory under coach Leigh Sears, the Flying Dutch improved to 1-2-0 in the MIAA and 4-7-2 overall. Five players scored a goal for the Flying Dutch who held a 16-10 advantage in shots. Goalkeeper Kelsey Bos had five saves.
Flying Dutch Remain Winless in MIAA (10/5/10)
Victory in league play continued to elude the Flying Dutch who bowed to host Kalamazoo 2-1 on Tuesday. Coach Leigh Sears' Dutch are 0-2-1 in the MIAA and 3-7-2 overall.
All the scoring occurred in the second half. The Flying Dutch got on the board first when Alyson Epolito scored in the 63rd minute. Kalamazoo came back
with a pair of unassisted goal by Jackie Short, the game-winner coming with just 11 seconds remaining in the game. Hope held a 20-18 advantage in shots on goal. Goalkeeper Kelsey Bos was credited with
Flying Dutch Battled Olivet to Tie (10/2/10)
The Flying Dutch literally escaped with a tie agaqinst visiting Olivet on Saturday. Trailing the Comets 1-0 in the final minute, the Dutch got a clutch goal by Alyson Epolito with only 10 seconds left in regulation. Neither team was able to break the tie in two overtime periods. Coach Leigh Sear's Dutch are 3-6-2 overall and 0-1-1 in the MIAA. Hope out-shot Olivet 30-12. Goalkeeper Kelsey Bos was credited with four saves.
Flying Dutch Bow in MIAA Debut (9/29/10)
The Flying Dutch bowed in their conference opener at Adrian Wednesday.The host Bulldogs scored their fifth shutout of the season in blanking the Flying Dutch 2-0 behind a goal in each half. Coach Leigh Sears' Dutch drop to 3-6-1 on the season. Adrian held a 16-11 advantage in shots. Goalkeeper Kelsey Bos was credited with 10 saves.
Flying Dutch Post Non-League Victory (9/25/10)
The Flying Dutch continued their success at home by posting a 1-0 non-league victory over visting North Central, Ill. on Saturday. Coach Leigh Sears' Dutch improved to 3-5-1 and are now 3-2 at home. Freshman Raisa Yewah scored unassisted in the 60th minute. Each team took 12 shots. Hope goalkeeper Kelsey Bos had six saves.
Flying Dutch Defeated in Windy City (9/21/10)
Four unanswered goals propeled the University of Chicago to a 6-1 victory over the visiting Flying Dutch
on Tuesday. The host Maroons led just 2-1 one minute into the second half after Alyson Epolito scored unassisted for Hope. The winners ended with an 18-10 advantage in shots. Goalkeeper Kelsey Bos was credited with five saves.
Flying Dutch Battle to a Tie on the Road (9/18/10)
The Flying Dutch battled host Millikin to a 2-2 draw in dramatic fashion on Saturday. Trailing 2-0 late in the second half, coach Leigh Sears' Dutch fought back. Tricia Bajema scored in the 76th minute off a corner kick assist from Katie Gabriel and then with only 24 seconds remaining in regulation, Courtney Cook scored from 25 yards on a restart after a Millikin penalty. Neither team scored in the two overtime periods. Millikin outshot Hope 25-11. Goalkeeper Kelsey Bos was credited with 11 saves. The Flying Dutch at 2-4-1 on the season.
Flying Dutch Bow to Nationally Ranked Team (9/17/10)
Hope's two-game winning streak was snapped by nationally ranked Illinois Wesleyan 5-0 Friday night in Bloomington, Ill. Coach Leigh Sears' Dutch dropped to 2-4 on the season. The winners led 3-0 at halftime and frinished with a 24-9 advantage in shots.
Flying Dutch Extend Winning Streak to Two (9/14/10)
The Flying Dutch scored early and then played outstanding defense in gaining a 1-0 non-conference victory over
Siena Heights Tuesday night. Sophomore Tricia Bajema scored just 1:41 into the 90 minute game on a cross from
Danielle Petzak. Goalkeeper Kelsey Bos then took over by turning back seven shots on goal as coach Leigh Sears' Flying Dutch gained their second straight win and improved to 2-3 on the season. Siena (2-3-1) out-shot the Flying Dutch 19-10.
Flying Dutch Post Season's First Win (9/11/10)
The Flying Dutch recorded their first victory of the season topping
visiting DePauw, Ind. 4-1 Saturday. Coach Leigh Sears' Dutch improved
to 1-3 on the young season. Lindsay Jipping scored a pair of goals
and Rachel Rebhan each had one. Credited with assists were Courtney
Cook, Tricia Bajema and Kelsey
Masserant. Hope outshot the Dutch 20-15, but couldn't score until
the final minute of the match. Goalkeeper Kelsey Bos was credited
with nine saves.
Flying Dutch Suffer Third Loss of Season (9/10/10)
The Flying Dutch remained winless on the season bowing to visiting Wheaton 3-1 on Friday. Hope's goal was scored by
freshman Yewah Raisa. Wheaton (4-0) held a 30-9 advantage in shots. Hope goalkeeper Kelsey Bos was credited with nine saves.
Flying Dutch Suffer Second Loss (9/4/10)
Hope and Ohio Northern traded scores early in the contest, but the host Polars scored the next six goals to gain a 7-1 victory over the Flying Dutch. Courtney Cook scored Hope's goal unassisted. Coach Leigh Sears have an 0-2 season record.
Flying Dutch Edged in Season Opener (9/1/10)
The Flying Dutch dominated the field of play in their season opener Wednesday, but came up short in bowing to visiting Cornerstone 1-0. Cooach Leigh Sears' Dutch held a 14-5 advantage in shots, including 4-3 on goal. The Golden Eagles got the game-winner in the 29th minute on an 18-yard shot by Riley Steen. Hope goalkeeper Kelsey Bos was credited with two saves.