Kellogg Community College’s women’s soccer team won 7-2 over Ancilla College in Battle Creek on Saturday, Oct. 16, at KCC.
Head KCC Soccer Coach Levi Butcher said that getting this home win was exactly what they needed after last week’s loss.
“The match got off to a bumpy start as we conceded two goals in the opening 20 minutes to put ourselves in a hole,” Butcher said. “I was proud of the way they stuck to the task and dug themselves out of that hole.”
Scoring for the Bruins were freshman forward Allison Biergeder (Battle Creek/Pennfield High School), freshman midfielder Alison McGlocklin (Charlotte/Maple Valley High School) and freshman forward Samantha Banas (Otsego/Otsego High School). Assisting were freshman midfielder Natalia Egnatuk (Marshall/Marshall High School), freshman defender Lyssa Walker (Hastings/Maple Valley), freshman midfielder Lillian Fulcher (Paw Paw/Paw Paw High School), and Banas.
“The entire team played extremely well in possession, and was much improved when we didn’t have the ball when compared to our first meeting with Ancilla,” Butcher said. “Players made individual adjustments at halftime and went back out and executed very well in the second 45. They managed the game and the situation with composure and confidence, which were great signs coming off a poor showing a week ago.”
The day’s results bring the Bruins’ conference record to 3-7-1 and overall record to 3-8-1.
The Bruins play 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.