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.