Listen live on the Slocum Sports Network Friday at 6 p.m. as the Michigan high school soccer season begins with the Comstock Colts hosting the Bloomingdale Cardinals.
Comstock is coming off an impressive 19-3 season, earning their first district title since 1998. The Colts also earned their first ever Berrien-Cass-St. Joseph (BCS) Conference crown and their first conference title since winning the Wolverine Conference in 1994.
For the 2017 campaign, they’ll have to replace third-team All-State midfielder Mubark Hasan, who led the team with 59 goals last year. Also graduated is honorable mention All-State goalkeeper Mason House, although they do return another honorable mention selection, forward Evan Veenhuis, for his junior season.
Bloomingdale finished 4-13 last season and enters the newly formed Southwest 10 Conference (which has six varsity soccer programs) for the 2017 campaign. The Cardinals had 12 underclassmen last season, including eight freshmen.
Comstock dominated last season’s contest, winning on the road 10-2. Two seasons ago, the Colts won at home, 5-2. They also had early season meetings in 2014 and 2013, won by Comstock 2-1 and 6-3, respectively.