PREVIEW: Girls Soccer Regional #13

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Listen live online Tuesday and Thursday through Michigan Sports Radio and the Slocum Sports Network to the Regional 13 girls soccer tournament from Kalamazoo College’s Mackenzie Field.  Play begins Tuesday at 5 p.m. with the Kalamazoo Christian Comets against the Covenant Christian Chargers.  At 6:30 p.m., the Black River Rats meet the Michigan Lutheran Titans.   The winners meet at 6 p.m. Thursday with a trip to the final four at stake.

Based on the latest Division 4 Coaches Poll, Kalamazoo Christian is the top-rated team in the Regional.   The eighth-ranked Comets first knocked off second-ranked Hackett Catholic 1-0 in the final seconds of last week’s district tournament, then dropped Lawton 5-0 in the district final, putting the Comets at 18-2-3 overall and giving them seven consecutive district crowns.   Kalamazoo Christian hasn’t allowed a goal since April 22, putting up 13 consecutive clean sheets.

Covenant earned their first district title of the new millennium with three wins.   After pounding Zion Christian 6-0 and Potter’s House 8-0, they edged Calvin Christian 1-0 in the district final.   Their overall record is currently unavailable.

In the second game, Michigan Lutheran enters ranked 13th at 13-0-1 overall.  The Titans edged Bridgman 2-1 and Lake Michigan Catholic 4-2 for their first Regional appearance since 2003.  They tied in their opener back in late March and haven’t lost since.

Black River returns to the Regional round for the second time in three years, having been eliminated two years ago in the final by Kalamazoo Christian.   The Rats are 15-7-1 with district victories over Watervliet (8-0), Bangor (4-2), and Saugatuck (7-0).

Listen live online to the Regional 13 action from Kalamazoo College through the Slocum Sports Network and Michigan Sports Radio.   Tuesday sees Kalamazoo Christian and Covenant at 5 p.m., followed by Black River and Michigan Lutheran around 6:30.   The winners meet Thursday at 6 p.m.

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