Crimson Wave Athletics
Calumet College of St. Joseph
2400 New York Ave. Whiting, IN 46394
8/21/14 - The Crimson Wave women’s soccer team started their regular season on a good note defeating Marygrove College 6-1 in the home opener. It was a humid day for a soccer gave as the thunderstorms blew past just in time to get the game started.
The first half began with an early strike from the Crimson Wave as Maritza Salas took a shot that pinged off of the left post in the first few seconds of the game. It wasn’t until the 25th minute when Sandra Narvaez dribbled the ball down the left wing and crossed it in where Maritza Salas was waiting to tuck it in the net to bring the score 1-0. Carly Bermes struck one off of the cross bar a few minutes later that was quickly recovered by the Marygrove goalkeeper. Marygrove evened the odds when Cheyenne York recovered a CCSJ deflection and tucked it into the corner. The first half came to a close at 1-1.
The second half belonged to CCSJ who came out on fire to start the half. Three minutes into the half, Lucia Neaves dribbled across the top of the box and tucked into the left corner to put CCSJ ahead 2-1. Sandra Narvaez was next in line for CCSJ who hit a 20 yard shot that went over the goalkeepers head for the third goal. In the 59th minute, Carly Bermes buried a thirty yard free kick that found the upper right corner of the goal to bring the score 4-1. Fatima Garcia and Katy Schmidt would each score a goal to bring the final score 6-1 at the end of the game.
“This is a great win for us as we begin our season. Marygrove is a good team and played hard the entire game. It was great to see my new players mix in with the returners to really stretch the field. I was very pleased with our possession as we were able to find the seams in the second half. Our young ladies have worked extremely hard this pre-season and the fruits of their labor are starting to show. We now turn our attention to Grace for Saturday evening’s matchup,” said Coach Olson.
The Crimson Wave will return to action this Saturday when they travel to Grace College. Kickoff is scheduled for 7pm EST.
CCSJ will start the 2014 campaign with a home match against Marygrove College on August 21st at 7:00 pm. The Crimson Wave will continue their nine game home slate at the 8th annual Crimson Wave Invitational where they will face St. Mary’s of the Woods at 9:00 am on August 30th. The invitational will conclude on August 31st with the consolation and championship games.
The Crimson Wave will travel nine times this season including four non-conference trips to Grace College, Briar Cliff, William Penn and North Park University. The ladies will kick off their eleven game CCAC schedule at Robert Morris University on September 23rd at 6:00 pm.
The Crimson Wave’s CCAC schedule will include four teams ranked in the 2013 Women’s Soccer Coaches Postseason Top 25 Poll listing Robert Morris at 8th, Olivet Nazarene at 16th, Trinity International at 25th and Grace College receiving votes.
The Crimson Wave finished last season 6-11-1 overall and 3-7-1 in the CCAC.
“There is a lot of excitement with the potential of our women’s program this year. My staff and I worked very hard to rebuild this program by bringing in a lot of young talent with a few upperclassmen transfers. We have added the necessary depth to create competition at every position, which is very exciting. We are coming off of the best season in history for the women’s team, as we were a few points away from qualifying for the CCAC Tournament. Our goal this year was to add some quality opponents to prepare us for a tough conference season.” Said Head Coach Justin Olson