Kellogg Community College’s women’s soccer team lost a tough home game against Muskegon Community College on Sunday, falling 10-0 to the Jayhawks.
Head KCC Soccer Coach Levi Butcher said that the Bruins had great responses that they should be proud of, and they held Muskegon to only three goals in the second 45.
“Muskegon had our number in the first half, scoring just 40 seconds into the contest and maintaining control throughout,” Butcher said. “They would add six more goals in the first frame, and our squad looked as tired as you would expect after all 11 had to play a full 90 yesterday. Having two players back for today’s match did offer some help, but Muskegon was simply too powerful for us early on.”
“We challenged the girls to raise their intensity and physicality levels going into the second half, and they certainly did just that,” Butcher said. “Our squad set the tone early and often with tough tackles, blocked shots and timely interceptions and clearances. Every player out there put in a shift in that second half, and they can be proud of their response.”
Butcher also said, “Yesterday’s offensive star turned today’s defensive beast as Allison Biergeder (Battle Creek/Pennfield High School) was crucial for us defensively all day. Pairing with Rachel Bammer (East Leroy/Harper Creek High School) at center back, the two were extremely committed and put out more than their share of fires today. Lillian Fulcher (Paw Paw/Paw Paw High School) and Natalia Egnatuk (Marshall/Marshall High School) were both crucial in the midfield again today after both had excellent performances yesterday. Grace Snyder (Middleville/Thornapple Kellogg High School) played the full 90 between the sticks and made some massive saves in the second half to keep Muskegon off the board. Giving up 10 goals in a match is tough, especially when you are not primarily a goalkeeper, but Grace filled in very well today and showed a lot of toughness and determination.”
Snyder had 10 saves throughout the game.
The day’s results bring the Bruins’ conference record to 3-8-1 and overall record to 3-9-1.
The Bruins play a conference game next at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 20, on the road against Lake Michigan College in Benton Harbor. The team’s next home game starts at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 23, against Lakeland Community College on the soccer field by the Miller Gym on campus in Battle Creek.
Admission to all KCC home games is free.