D4 Soccer Final: Squires Net First MHSAA Title

June 16, 2012

EAST LANSING – Grandville Calvin Christian senior Katie Klunder finished her high school career Saturday as one of the top scorers in state history.

And more importantly, as a champion.

Klunder scored three goals to give her 54 this season as the Squires won their first MHSAA title, 6-0 over Waterford Our Lady/Clarkston Everest at Michigan State University.

Klunder’s goals this spring tied her for fourth-most in the MHSAA record book. She also had an assist Saturday, and her 80 total points tied the record set by Hudsonville Unity Christian’s Laura Heyboer in 2008.

Senior Jenny Holsem scored Calvin Christian’s other three goals and also had an assist as her team launched 26 shots total.

The Squires (25-2-1), ranked No. 4 at the start of the tournament, were the highest-ranked team left by the Semifinal round.

Megan Luttinen had 10 saves for Waterford Our Lady/Clarkston Everest, which finished 18-1-2 and was ranked No. 6.

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PHOTO: Grandville Calvin Christian's Jenny Holsem (left) and Katie Klunder celebrate one of their six combined goals Saturday at Michigan State.

Be the Referee: Soccer Overtime

By Paige Winne
MHSAA Marketing & Social Media Coordinator

October 24, 2023

Be The Referee is a series of short messages designed to help educate people on the rules of different sports, to help them better understand the art of officiating, and to recruit officials.

Below is this week's segment – Soccer Overtime - Listen

Soccer games in the postseason have one big noticeable difference from the regular season. In the postseason, games cannot end in a tie – so games go to overtime and possibly a shootout.

Here’s how that works:

If the game is tied at the end of regulation, it will go to overtime, which is two 10-minute periods played in its entirety. There is no sudden death or golden goal winner. If there is a winner at the end of the 20 minutes, that team wins and advances to the next round. If there’s still a tie, we move to a shootout.

In the shootout, the teams alternate taking five penalty kicks. If it’s still tied after five kicks, they each kick until the tie is broken.

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