Albion College defeated Kalamazoo College 2-0 Wednesday night in men’s soccer, splitting their season series for the second straight season with the road team winning once again. The Britons got the first goal on a missile by Christian Hurtado with 11:09 remaining in the first half. The second goal came with 18:14 remaining in the second from Erik VanFossen.
Kalamazoo falls to 8-7-2 overall and 7-5-1 in the MIAA. The Hornet men and women end their regular season Saturday afternoon at Olivet. Albion moves to 6-7-4, with each win on the road, and 3-7-3 in MIAA play. They end their year Saturday night at top-ranked Calvin.
Wednesday evening at 7 p.m., the Kalamazoo College men’s soccer team is holding their senior night as they battle Albion College in their home finale. You can watch the contest live via Kalamazoo College’s Livestream and also listen to the match via the Slocum Sports Network.
Kalamazoo enters the contest at 8-6-2 overall and 7-4-1 in MIAA play, third-best in the league standings. The Hornets are coming off a tight 1-0 home loss to unbeaten and Division 3 #1 ranked Calvin on Saturday. Kalamazoo holds a 5-2-0 record at Mackenzie Field.
Albion is 5-7-4 overall and sixth in the MIAA at 2-7-3. The Britons had a 1-1 draw in their match on Saturday against Olivet. Oddly enough, Albion is winless at home, but 5-1-2 on the road this season. Kalamazoo won at Albion 1-0 on September 30. In last season’s meeting at Mackenzie Field, the Britons were a 1-0 winner.
Tuesday was a winning night for the Kalamazoo College soccer programs at Mackenzie Field, as both the men and women earned wins over MIAA foes. The Hornet women won the first contest 3-2 over Calvin College, followed by a 3-1 men’s victory over Olivet College.
In the women’s game, the Hornets scored first, but found themselves down 2-1 at half. Libby Munoz scored all three Kalamazoo goals, including the game winner with under three minutes remaining. Watch the winning goal here.
In the men’s game, two goals in the final seven minutes of the first half put the Hornets ahead over Olivet. The Comets started the second with a quick goal, but Kalamazoo matched it about three minutes later. Jacob Pink scored twice for the Hornets, both on penalty kicks set up due to hand-balls in the box.
Coming up Tuesday, the Kalamazoo College women’s and men’s soccer programs will host MIAA rivals Calvin and Olivet at Mackenzie Field. You can listen to both games via the Slocum Sports Network and watch both via the Kalamazoo College Livestream.
Up first at 5 p.m. is the women’s game against Calvin. The Hornets sit at 6-5-0 overall and are tied for fourth in the MIAA at 5-3-0. Calvin is second in the league at 6-2-0 and holds a 9-3-0 overall mark. They opened MIAA play against each other back on September 6, a game won by the Knights 2-1.
The men’s game is set for 7:30 p.m. and is the first meeting this season between Kalamazoo and Olivet. The Hornets are fourth in the MIAA at 3-3-0 and have a 4-5-1 overall mark. The Comets are winless in the MIAA so far at 0-3-3 with an overall record at 1-7-3.
The Kalamazoo College Hornets started the men’s soccer season victorious at Mackenzie Field Saturday, defeating Millikin University 2-1. Both Hornet goals came from freshman midfielder Ryan Melgar in the second half.
Millikin had the game’s first goal with 2.4 seconds remaining in the first half from freshman Russell Pruitt. In the 63rd minute, a Bobby Dennerll corner kick allowed the former Portage Northern Husky Melgar to even the contest. In the 75th minute, Melgar found the net again with an assist from Ben Meschke. Griffin Hamel stayed strong in net for K, making 10 saves.
The Hornets move to 1-0 and have a trip to Carthage Tuesday. Millikin falls to 0-1-1 and returns to play next weekend at the Ohio Wesleyan Invite. You can view Saturday’s contest by clicking here.
Listen live online Saturday at 5 p.m. Eastern on the Slocum Sports Network to men’s soccer as the Kalamazoo College Hornets host the Millikin University Big Blue. It’s the first ever meeting between the two and will be the season opener for the Hornets. It will be match number two for Decatur, Illinois based Millikin, as they open at Alma Friday.
Kalamazoo finished 6-6-5 last season, allowing only 16 goals while scoring 15. Head coach Lumumba Shabazz returns for his sixth season at the helm and must replace all three of last season’s All-MIAA selections.
Millikin finished 8-7-2 in 2016, scoring 36 goals while allowing 31. Chad Jones returns for his seventh year coaching the Big Blue.
Listen live on the Slocum Sports Network with kickoff set at 5 p.m. Eastern Time Saturday from Mackenzie Field. You can also watch the action via the Kalamazoo College Livestream.