Kellogg Community College’s women’s soccer team won its first game of the season Wednesday with a 3-1 victory over Ancilla College on the road in Indiana.
Freshman forward Allison Biergeder (Battle Creek/Pennfield High School) scored two goals for the Bruins and freshman midfielder Chloe Leugers (Marshall/Marshall High School) added another. Freshman forward Ellie McGarry (Bellevue/Olivet High School) and freshman midfielder Natalia Egnatuk (Marshall/Marshall High School) each assisted.
On defense, freshman goalkeeper Maya Ruelas (Kalamazoo/Home School) had one save from Ancilla’s three shots on goal for the day.
Head KCC Soccer Coach Levi Butcher said the Bruins were able to dominate possession for most of the game.
“Allison gave us a lead early that we were able to hold going into halftime,” Butcher said. “Ancilla earned their equalizer early in the second half off a corner kick. We maintained the advantage in possession, and all three lines were staying involved while earning numerous set pieces. I thought our back line did enough to stifle Ancilla’s counterattack, but they really made a huge difference for us with their support play while we were in possession.
“Bryn Cairns (Waterford/Kettering High School) and Rachel Bammer (East Leroy/Harper Creek High School) offered a lot for us in possession, and each connected a high percentage of their passes. Our midfield had a lot of space to work, and they made good use of it. As for our forward line, they could have been more clinical in the finishing department, but they created plenty of chances and kept Ancilla’s back line and goalkeeper busy all evening. We pulled away late in the match when we earned a PK that came from a beautiful Cairns free kick. Chloe Leugers buried the spot kick to give us the lead. Just three minutes later, Biergeder would find the back of the net for her second of the night, third on the year, to put the game to bed.”
The day’s results bring the Bruins’ conference record to 1-3-1 and overall record to 1-4-1.
The Bruins play next at 4 p.m. Friday, Sept. 17, against Jackson College at home on the soccer field by the Miller Gym on campus in Battle Creek.
Admission to all KCC home games is free.