After weeks on the road, Kellogg Community College’s women’s soccer team returned to campus for a win last Wednesday, defeating Schoolcraft College 2-1 at home. The Bruins finished a long stretch of road games the weekend before with a 2-0 loss to Lake Michigan College.
Detailed results from each game are below.
Saturday, Oct. 5: LMC 2, KCC 0
KCC ended a four-game run of away games with a 2-0 loss to LMC in Benton Harbor Oct. 5.
Ten Bruins played all 90 minutes of the game, including freshman goalkeeper La’Angel Eubanks (Flint/Carmen-Ainsworth), who had 10 saves.
Wednesday, Oct. 9: KCC 2, Schoolcraft 1
After three weeks on the road, the Bruins returned to campus last week in fine form, besting Schoolcraft 2-1 on campus in Battle Creek. KCC showed a marked improvement since the team’s 4-0 loss to Schoolcraft in Livonia in September.
Eight Bruins played all 90 minutes of the game, again including goalkeeper Eubanks, who had 16 saves. Freshman defender Nevia Carrillo (Battle Creek/Lakeview High School) and freshman forward Brenna Tutt (Portage/Climax-Scotts High School) each scored for the Bruins; freshman forward Baylee Willis (East Leroy/Climax-Scotts High School) had an assist.
Head Women’s Soccer Coach Eierí Jordán Salivia said the win represented a lot for the team.
From Coach Salivia:
“It was a hard battle we wanted to win. During our first encounter we were surprised with a 4-0 lost to the Ocelots and since then we have been thinking about how we let that happen.
“This time we did our job scouting the opponent, learning how to play against them and evaluating the situations we should exploit. Fortunately, we got the win. With did it by mixing up the way we play, placing some athletes in unusual positions but where their strengths would overcome opponents’ weaknesses. It wasn’t easy. The Ocelots are a good squad and they capitalized really well on one mistake we had early in the game.
“For us, it was also about defending home with everything we have and showcasing quality soccer. The ladies did amazing, showing how resilient they are when they propose an objective. Not only did we have a very limited roster to play, we had players with muscular injuries, or nursing a cold and still saying, ‘I need to play until I can’t anymore.’ When you have students like that representing your organization, you can’t help feeling proud of that and join the momentum.”
The Bruins are at home for two games this week, including a 4 p.m. start against Jackson College today, Wednesday, Oct. 16, and a 2 p.m. start against the JV team from Andrews University Friday, Oct. 18. Admission to each game, as with all KCC home games, is free.
Friday’s game is a special Hispanic Heritage Month game concluding a month-long series of Hispanic Heritage Month events on campus. Mariachi singer Gabriel Estrada will perform before the game and at halftime; Torti Taco will be onsite selling Mexican food; raffle tickets for a chance to win tickets to John Lequizamo’s Nov. 2 appearance in Chicago will be sold; and the first 100 fans at the game will receive a free KCC Hispanic Heritage Month blanket.
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For more information about KCC’s women’s soccer team, including a full team roster, schedule and links to official team and player photos available for download by fans and the press, visit www.kellogg.edu/soccer.
Head Women’s Soccer Coach Eierí Jordán Salivia can be reached at 269-565-2860 or firstname.lastname@example.org.