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Sports Week in Review: Week 4

Senior Brenden Groggel evades a defender at Mackenzie Field last week (Andrew Feeley / The Index) Senior Brenden Groggel evades a defender at Mackenzie Field last week (Andrew Feeley / The Index)

Several Hornets were in action this week, with men’s golf leading the way with a good result.


Men’s football traveled to Lisle, Ill. On Saturday where they lost 45-10 to Benedictine University. The Hornets failed to score in the first half and were down 25-0 heading in to halftime. In the third quarter the Hornets finally got on the board by returning a blocked punt 15 yards for a touchdown. Viet Nguyen K’18 hit a field goal in the fourth quarter to help K achieve its point total for the day. The Hornets struggled on offense the entire game and did not even reach 250 total offensive yards for the game. The football team plays again next weekend at home against Albion College in their MIAA home opener.


Men’s golf played twice last week on Monday and Saturday. In their Jamboree on Monday the Hornets travelled to Grand Rapids, MI, where Calvin hosted the season’s sixth of eight events. It was a tough day for the Hornets as the shot their high score of the season, 330. They finished in sixth place, led by Nick Ludka’s K’19 77. Their seventh event of the season took place on Saturday at Adrian. The Hornets posted a 324 team score in miserable rainy conditions and finished third place. First year Travis Veenhuis K’19 led the way with a 75. The men next play again on October 6 at Hope.

Women’s golf also played twice last week, at Calvin College and at Trine. Sarah Manski K’16 was the only player to finish at Calvin. She posted a 93. On Saturday the women competed at Trine and both Claire Kalina K’19 and Hanna Teasley K’18. Kalina K’19 shot 108 while Teasley K’18 posted a 115. The women next play at Bedford Valley on October 9.


Men’s soccer traveled twice last week for two important MIAA games. The Hornets first traveled to Alma on September 30 where they won 2-1 in extra time. Matthew Fitz K’19 scored K’s first goal in the 80th minute before Alma tied the game with just 48 seconds remaining. Junior Joshua Robison K’17 scored the game winner with only two minutes remaining in double overtime. Cal Kirchen K’17 provided the assist. The men also traveled to Calvin on Saturday where they fell 1-0 to the nationally ranked Knights. The Hornets were even with Calvin through 90 minutes, but Calvin went ahead in the 98th minute. K was never able to recover and the final score was 1-0 in favor of Calvin. The Hornets play again at home against Olivet on Saturday at noon.

Women’s soccer also traveled twice last week, going to Albion and Olivet. On September 29th the women traveled to Albion and came away with a 1-0 victory. Madeleine Chilcote K’17 scored the only goal, adding another goal to her season total. Grace Smith K’17 recorded her fourth clean sheet of the season. On Saturday the women travelled to Olivet where they fell 2-0. K placed nine shots on target but were not able to get one by the opposing keeper. The women play again today as they host Hope.


The volleyball team had a busy week with one MIAA event and then a weekend tournament in Platteville, Wisc. The women fell to Olivet on September 30th 3-1. Shelby Suseland K’19 led the team with seven kills. The loss to Olivet dropped K to 0-7 in the conference. At the tournament in Wisconsin, the women lost both matches they played. They fell in the first one 3-0 to Wisconsin-Platteville. In the second match they fell 3-0 to Carthage College. The Hornets play in the MIAA again on October 9th at Alma.

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Sports Week in Review: Week 4