Womens Soccer

    Grace women fall to Maranatha, 2-1

    The Grace women's soccer team fell to #1 Maranatha Baptist University Thursday afternoon, 2-1. Freshman Alex Pelley scored the lone goal for the Tigers. Full Article >

    Cougars down Lady Tigers 2-0 in the rain

    In a game where the first half was played in a downpour, the Cleary University Cougars were able to defeat the Tigers' women's soccer team 2-0. Full Article >

    Lady Tigers tie Andrews University, 1-1

    The Lady Tigers traveled to Andrews University Thursday for a rematch of their 4-0 victory earlier this season. The final result ended in a 1-1 tie, despite the Tigers out-shooting the Cardinals 23-3. Full Article >

    Lady Tigers fall to Sabercats in regional match-up

    The Maranatha Baptist University Sabercats were too much for the Grace women's soccer team Tuesday afternoon, as they defeated the Tigers by a score of 5-0. Full Article >

    Tigers fight hard, fall to Cornerstone 2-0

    After being knotted at 0-0 for the first 20 minutes, the Eagles struck first on a breakaway. It would not be until the five minute mark in the second half that the Eagles scored again, with a nice shot in the corner of the goal past the stingy Tigers defense. The Tigers move to 7-3-2 on the year, as Cornerstone moves to 8-4-0. Full Article >

    Women's Soccer extends win streak to four

    The Grace women's soccer team defeated Rockford University in Rockford, Illinois Wednesday night, 1-0. The lone goal was scored by freshman Elenrae Befus on an assist from freshman Kiley Fawley. Full Article >

    Women's soccer scores two wins on weekend road trip

    The Lady Tigers soccer team scored a 9-0 win over Faith Baptist College in Iowa Friday evening, and they followed up with a 6-0 win Saturday afternoon in Wisconsin over Mount Mary University. Full Article >

    Pekel's hat-trick leads Tigers to 4-0 win over Andrews

    Junior Debbie Pekel scored three goals and freshman Elenrae Befus scored one en route to a 4-0 victory over the Andrews University Cardinals Tuesday afternoon. Game details and video highlights are within this article. Full Article >

    Women's Soccer ties NCAA DIII Earlham College, 1-1

    An early goal from junior Autumn Befus put the Tigers up 1-0 on Earlham College, but a goal early in the second half from Earlham knotted things up at 1-1. The game finished scoreless for the rest of the second half and two 10:00 overtime periods. Full Article >

    Women's soccer falls 2-0 to Bluffton University

    The Grace women’s soccer squad took a mid-week trip to Ohio Wednesday to face the Bluffton University Beavers (NCAA DIII). Bluffton controlled the match from the beginning of the game and ended with a 2-0 victory over the Tigers, scoring once in each half. The Lady Tigers were heavily outshot and under pressure most of the game. Full Article >

    Service Project: Women's Soccer

    The Lady Tigers soccer team took time from their busy on field schedule to serve at the Highway Melodies Fundraising Banquet last Thursday. Highway Melodies distributes Bibles through truck stops across the country, helping bring the gospel to the men and women who put in long hours on the road. Full Article >

    Women's soccer upends NCAA DIII Mount Mary University, 7-0

    The Lady Tigers started a two-game road trip in Wisconsin Saturday night, taking on Mount Mary University (NCAA DIII). For the second game in a row, the Tigers walked away with a 7-0 victory. Full Article >

    Women's Soccer wins third straight

    For the third time in a row, the Lady Tigers soccer team won by a score of 7-0, this time over Finlandia University. Full Article >

    Lights go out, game cancelled due to darkness (WS vs. Cornerstone)

    The women's soccer game Tuesday night at Cornerstone was cancelled with 34 minutes left on the clock, the score at 2-0 in Cornerstone's favor. The game will not count, as the amount of time played did not pass the threshold for an official game. Full Article >

    Watch Men's and Women's soccer tonight live!

    Both soccer programs are on the road Tuesday night, as the men's soccer team takes on Siena Heights University, and the women's soccer team takes on Cornerstone University. Both games will have live stats and live video available. See this article for details. Full Article >

    Lady Tigers Beat Alverno 7-0

    The Lady Tigers played the Alverno College Inferno Saturday at Velting Field and came away with a convincing 7-0 victory. Grace fired 32 shots at the Alverno goal, and they did a great job possessing the ball, holding Alverno to only 1 shot. Full Article >

    Lady Tigers drop game to Aquinas, 3-0

    The Grace women’s soccer team had their second game in as many days at Velting Field Wednesday evening, taking on local NAIA school Aquinas College. The Saints took a quick 3-0 lead, and the TIgers defense grinded the rest of the game to keep the score locked for a 3-0 final. Full Article >

    Women's Soccer opener ends in 1-1 tie

    The Grace Bible College Lady Tigers soccer team battled 110 total minutes against Holy Cross College, as the game officially ended in a tie after 20 extra minutes of play. Senior Jessica Pegg scored the lone goal for the Tigers in the first half. Full Article >

    Lady Tigers gain valuable experience for next week's opener

    The Grace Bible College Lady Tigers soccer team played the GVSU club team in a scrimmage Thursday night at Velting Field. They gained some valuable experience heading into next week's opener vs Holy Cross. Full Article >

    Women's Soccer building strength and stamina

    Workouts to prepare the women's soccer team for next week's start of official practice have begun this week, with very beneficial help from strength and conditioning coach Brad Rosenzweig. Full Article >

    GBC Athletics: 10 Highlights from 2014-15

    In no particular order, here are 10 things worth remembering from the 2014-15 Grace Bible College athletics year, complete with photos and videos. Full Article >

    Tigers sign 4-year varsity starter, Stella Follett

    Stella Follett, out of Grant High School, has signed to be a part of the 2015 women's soccer team next fall. Stella will also be a member of the Lady Tigers' basketball team in the winter. Full Article >

    Women's soccer adds Muskegon Orchard View standout Megan McFarland

    The women’s soccer program continues to lock-in talent for the fall of 2015, signing Megan McFarland out of Muskegon, MI. Megan is the daughter of Craig and Tessa McFarland, and the sister of former Grace men’s soccer player Jared McFarland. Full Article >

    Grace women's soccer signs Buckley HS Duo

    The Grace women’s soccer team’s 2015 recruiting class continues to grow, as the Lady Tigers’ coaching staff has inked two more recruits out of Buckley, MI. The Lady Tigers are pleased to announce the signing of Buckley High School teammates and cousins Emily O’Connor-Runyon and Isabel Vermilya. Full Article >

    Ladys Tigers continue to add depth, sign Alex Pelley out of Livonia, MI

    “I chose Grace because it is a great opportunity to continue playing the sport that I love while learning for my future at a Christ centered school” -Alex Pelley Full Article >

    Women's Soccer signs second recruit, Elenrae Befus

    The Lady Tigers soccer coaching staff has signed their second recruit for the fall of 2015 in Elenrae Befus, out of Costa Rica. Full Article >

    Recruits and Current Players enjoy 2015 Women's Soccer Camp

    "We want to do more things like this to get prospects here so they can see the possibilities and advantages of being a Student-Athlete at Grace," commented head coach Scott Teesdale. Full Article >

    Lady Tigers soccer signs Kiley Fawley

    The Grace Bible College Lady Tigers soccer program signed their first recruit for the fall of 2015 Monday night, Kiley Fawley. Kiley is the daughter of Aaron and Linda Fawley, and a sister to Kaitlyn and Justin Fawley. She will not be traveling far, as she currently attends Grandville High School. Currently Kiley is playing club soccer for the Michigan Fire. Aside from her stellar play on the field, Kiley has also made an impact on multiple missions trips and helped various organizations in the community. Full Article >

    Lady Tigers fight hard but cannot upset Sabercats

    The Grace women's soccer team fought hard in a very tough matchup against the Sabercats of Maranatha Baptist University Saturday night, but could not pull the upset, losing 2-0. Full Article >

    Tigers lose to Cleary University, 4-0

    The Lady Tigers traveled to play Cleary University at the Legacy Center Monday, an indoor facility in Brighton, MI. Grace surrendered 2 goals in each half, falling to Cleary 4-0. Full Article >

    Grace falls to #6 OCU, follows with tie at Berea College

    This past Friday, the Grace Tigers women’s soccer team took off to Ohio Christian University to take on the NCCAA #6 Trailblazers. After an overnight stay Friday night, the Tigers continued on to Berea, Kentucky to face NCAA DIII Berea College. Please see the article for game details. Full Article >

    #5 Maranatha defeats Grace 3-1

    Senior Destiny Porter's goal was not enough for the Tigers, as they fell to NCCAA DII #5 Maranatha Baptist University, by a score of 3-1. Full Article >

    Grace Women Top Improved Andrews, 2-1

    The Lady Tigers faced a much tougher Andrews side Monday and fought their way to a 2-1 victory in Berrien Springs. After thrashing Andrews 10-0 earlier this season Grace came into the match knowing Andrews would be better on their home field. Debbie Pekel began the scoring with a nice shot over the goalie midway through the first half. Andrews would respond minutes later on a long, perfectly placed shot by Ciara Weir. The second half was much like the first, with Grace dominating possession but unable to break through the tight Andrews defense. April Philipi picked up a loose ball and placed a great pass to Debbie Pekel, who found Autumn Befus streaking towards the Andrews goal. Autumn buried her shot in the back of the net and Grace had the 2-1 lead. The Lady Tigers continued to press the attack, but were unable to score again. Lindsey Anible faced only 1 shot in the second half. Coach Teesdale: "We may have been tired after our long trip, but a lot of credit has to go Andrews for playing a very solid game. They gave us quite a battle. I'm very happy with the result and the toughness of our team." Full Article >

    Lady Tigers Lose to Tennessee Temple, Midway KY

    The Lady Tigers traveled to Chattanooga Tennessee for a Friday night match with Tennessee Temple, losing 8-0. Full Article >

    Both Grace Soccer squads fall short in Chicago Fire's Toyota Park

    The Grace men’s and women’s soccer teams traveled to Chicago Fire’s Toyota Park facility this past Saturday to take on stiff competition from the NAIA’s Roosevelt University. Full Article >

    Unlucky bounce seals fate for Tigers in 1-0 loss to Bluffton

    The Bluffton University Beavers (NCAA DIII) came to town Wednesday to take on the Lady Tigers soccer team on a beautiful sunny afternoon at Velting Field. Full Article >

    Maddie Sharar Earns Player Of The Week Honors

    Freshman Midfielder Maddie Sharar has been named Division II player of the week for Women's Soccer by the NCCAA. Maddie played an excellent game against Aquinas Thursday, then followed with her first collegiate goal in the 2-1 victory over Finlandia Saturday. Coach Scott Teesdale remarked, " Maddie has been outstanding, and last week we moved her around to help cover for injured players. She can play several positions and that was a huge benefit in the win Saturday." Full Article >

    Grace Holds on to Defeat NCAA DIII Finlandia, 2-1

    The Grace Women's Soccer team picked up their second win of the season Saturday morning, over the Lions of Finlandia University by a score of 2-1. Freshman Maddie Sharar recorded her first career goal, and sophomore Debbie Pekel was able to put away an assisted ball from junior Jessica Pegg for the final Tiger goal. Full Article >

    Saints too much for Tigers to handle in 6-0 setback

    The Aquinas Saints came across town to Velting Field Thursday night to face the Tigers for the first time, resulting in a 6-0 Saints victory. Full Article >

    Lady Tigers Downed 7-0 by Tough Cornerstone Side

    The Grace Bible College Women's Soccer Team visited Cornerstone Saturday Night and came away with a 7-0 defeat. The game was scoreless until the 11th minute when the Golden Eagles struck for their first goal. They would score 2 more before the half. Grace came out and played a much better second 45 minutes, but still yielded 4 goals. Lindsey Anible was outstanding in goal, making 17 saves. Maddie Sharar and Destiny Porter were tireless in the midfield, making many nice stops on attacking Cornerstone players. Coach Teesdale: "This was another tough team for us, but I am encouraged by the toughness of our group. We will keep working to improve moving forward from here." Full Article >

    Lady Tigers Soccer Visit Cornerstone 7 PM Saturday

    The Grace Bible College Lady Tigers kick off at Cornerstone at 7 PM Saturday, September 13. Please come out and support your team! Full Article >

    Lady Tigers Win Big At Home

    The Grace Bible College women's soccer team recorded their first victory on the season in dominating fashion, with a 10-0 win over the Andrews University Cardinals at Velting Field. Full Article >

    Game vs. Andrews --- Rescheduled to Thursday

    The women's soccer game that was set to be played at Velting Field at 5 pm on Wednesday the 10th of September, is not set for the same time on Thursday the 11th. Come out to support the Lady Tigers as they take on the Andrews University Cardinals! Full Article >

    2014 Media Day, "Set Yourself Apart"

    Over 100 different athletes from Grace Bible College's 7 different athletic teams gathered this past Friday evening for the 2014 Grace Athletics Media Day. The evening started off with a message from Athletic Director Gary Bailey, with the theme, "Set Yourself Apart." Subsequently, uniforms of Navy Blue and Vegas Gold flooded the Aldrich Athletic Center, as the athletes headed over for individual photos and team photos for this year's media guide, as well as the Tigers' athletic website. Full Article >

    Grace Tigers Learn Valuable Lessons from DU Panthers

    The Grace Women's Soccer team traveled across town to meet the NAIA Division II Nationally ranked Davenport University Panthers on Saturday. While the outcome wasn't one that they would have preferred, they are still learning and growing together. Playing against teams like DU will help show them what they need to do to compete at the higher levels. Full Article >

    Grace falls to Cleary University in Season Opener

    Goals by sophomores Debbie Pekel and Autumn Befus were not enough to propel the Lady Tigers past a very talented Cleary University team. Cleary ended up defeating Grace 5-2. Full Article >

    Interested in Playing Soccer for the Grace women's team?

    The Lady Tigers soccer team is getting ready to kick off a new season and there are openings on the roster. Please contact Coach Teesdale or Coach Rudd for more information! Full Article >

    Hamilton standout Madalyn Sharar signs for the Tigers

    “Maddie is one of the hardest workers I’ve ever coached. She gives so much to her team and her athletic endeavors. Grace is a lucky place to get such a great player and positive person.” -Hamilton High School women's soccer coach Lauren Stieper Full Article >

    Chris Thompson and Kerri Rudd Receive VanderLaan Award

    Senior Chris Thompson was awarded the Frank VanderLaan Award this year, along with fellow senior Kerri Rudd. This award embodies what being a Grace Bible College athlete is all about and is considered the top award given by the school to an athlete each year. Full Article >

    Lady Tigers Spring Soccer Schedule

    The Lady Tigers Soccer team has set some times for spring workouts. Full Article >

    Tigers name new Assistant Coach, Kerrie Rudd

    Kerrie Rudd has been recently named Assistant Coach by new Women’s Soccer Head Coach Scott Teesdale. Kerrie came to Grace Bible College in 2009 after growing up in Battle Creek, Michigan. She will graduate in April of 2014 from Grace and Davenport with a degree in Business Management. Full Article >

    Scott Teesdale hired as Women's Head Coach

    Scott Teesdale was hired as the new Women's Soccer Coach this past Friday. Teesdale spent this past year as an Assistant Coach for the women's soccer team, and helped them to their highest win total in the history of the program. He was also the Head Coach for Tri-Unity Christian's Middle School girls team this past year. Coach Teesdale has also played in the West Michigan Soccer League, as well as coached AYSO for multiple years. Back in his college days, Coach Teesdale walked on for the Michigan State University Spartans (1978-79). Full Article >

    Crusaders Oust Tiger’s in Close Game to Claim Regional Title.

    After handling Lincoln Christian in the first round of regional play with a 7-0 victory the Lady Tigers sought to even the score against the defending national runner-up Maranatha Baptist. Earlier in the year the Crusaders defeated the Tigers 2-0. Full Article >

    Samantha Toller Scores First Career Goal in Season Finale

    The Lady Tigers traveled out to Milwaukee, Wisconsin to play their final regular season match against Mount Mary. Full Article >


  • Current Record:  7-6-3
  • 10/29/15 Maranatha 2, Grace 1
  • 10/24/15 Cleary 2, Grace 0
  • 10/22/15 Grace 1, Andrews 1
  • 10/13/15 Maranatha 5, Grace 0
  • 10/9/15 Cornerstone 2, Grace 0
  • 10/7/15 Grace 1, Rockford (IL) 0
  • 10/3/15 Grace 6, Mount Mary 0
  • 10/2/15 Grace 9, Faith Baptist 0
  • 9/29/15 Grace 4, Andrews 0
  • 9/26/15 Grace 1, Earlham 1
  • 9/23/15 Bluffton 2, Grace 0
  • 9/19/15 Grace 7, Finlandia 0
  • 9/18/15 Grace 7. Mount Mary 0
  • 9/12/15 Grace 7, Alverno (WI) 0
  • 9/2/15 Aquinas 3, Grace 0
  • 9/1/15 Grace 1, Holy Cross 1 (2OT)