Kalamazoo College celebrated homecoming this weekend with four Hornet teams hosting home competitions on Friday and Saturday.
The Volleyball team kicked off the action for the Hornets on Friday night when they hosted Alma and lost 3-0. The ladies were back in action on Saturday morning though and rallied to beat Olivet after trailing 2-1 following the first three sets.
Senior Nya Greenstone led the Hornets with 22.5 points and 21 kills. Junior Kelsey Hill helped carry the load as well with 12 kills and an efficient team-leading .391 kill percentage.
Women’s soccer was next up for the Hornets with the first competition of the day at MacKenzie Field on Saturday. The Hornets hosted Albion and won decisively, 6-0. Five different Hornets tallied a goal.
Senior Sam Voss was the lone upperclassmen and was joined by four freshmen on the score sheet: Elizabeth Clevenger, Suzanne Miller, Paige Sambor and Emma Tardiff. Miller added an assist to her day and junior Bronte Payne also had a pair of assists. The six goals were the Hornets highest total of the season.
Junior defender Karen Timm was named the MIAA Defensive Player of the Week after a pair of strong performances for the Hornets this week. Timm was part of a defensive unit that didn’t concede a goal in nearly 200 minutes of competition last week. The highlight of the week for Timm, and perhaps Hornet sports this year, was her 35-yard free kick to give the Hornets a 1-0 victory against Olivet last Wednesday with 4.4 seconds left in the second overtime period.
Men’s Soccer followed the women at MacKenzie Field and lost to Olivet 1-0 in the second overtime. Junior goalkeeper Beau Prey made seven saves in the contest. The Hornets had just two shots on goal. They are currently carrying a goalless drought of 247 minutes.
The Football team was also in action at home, losing 31-21 to Albion. Sophomore quarterback Justin Danzy was 38-58 on the day, tallying 415 yards and two touchdowns, while also rushing for another score. However, the turnover bug got to the young quarterback as he threw two interceptions and fumbled twice, losing just one.
Senior Josh Wise remained Danzy’s favorite target and had 11 catches for 139 yards. Sophomore receiver K.J. Schultz had four catches for 41 yards and scored his first career touchdown in the fourth quarter.
Sophomore Dylan Zerki led the defense in tackles with 14. Seniors Ian Good and Ryan Gregory also tallied double-digit tackles with ten apiece. Gregory also had .5 sacks and 3.5 tackles for loss. Good had 1.5 sacks and 2.5 tackles for loss.
Men’s and Women’s Cross Country were also in action for Kalamazoo on Saturday running in the Manchester Invitational. The men’s team finished fourth and the women’s team fifth. Sophomore Alex Townsend posted the best time for the men’s team in the 8k race, finishing in 27:26.9, good for 13th place. Senior Monica Cooper led the way for the women’s team in the 5k race, posting the 16th best individual time: 25:13.3