The Kellogg Community College women’s soccer team continues to seek out a win after a 3-1 conference loss to Lakeland Community College on the road Saturday in Ohio.
KCC’s Head Women’s Soccer Coach Levi Butcher said the Bruins came out flat at the start, leading to two Lakeland goals in the first 10 minutes. The Bruins settled in but allowed a third goal a few minutes into the second half that put the team down 3-0.
“We dominated possession, chances and field position over the final half hour, but could only come away with a late penalty that closed the gap slightly,” Butcher said.
That penalty kick goal came courtesy of freshman midfielder Chloe Leugers (Marshall/Marshall High School, pictured above). On defense, freshman goalkeeper Maya Ruelas (Kalamazoo/Home School) had six saves.
“We were able to work some of the kinks out of our attacking game, and looked very dangerous for long stretches,” Butcher said. “Finding that connectivity has been a struggle in the early going this season. Now we need to continue to build on it and increase our chance creation and finishing and I think we can be really solid. Cleaning up defensive errors and learning to play a full 90 at high intensity will also be key.”
The Bruins return home for their next game, which begins at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 8, against conference opponent St. Clair County Community College on the soccer field by the Miller Gym on campus in Battle Creek.
Admission to all KCC home games is free.