Kalamazoo’s football team fell to Alma 36-27, women’s soccer went 1-1 in a series agains St. Mary’s, men’s soccer won both of their contests-first against Albion College and next at home against Trine University, the cross country men finished 44th out of 45, and the cross country women finished 42nd out of 46 in a race hosted by the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh.
The football team travelled to the center of the state on Saturday as they played Alma in their second MIAA game of the season. Despite a strong start, the Hornets fell in the end 36-27. This brought their overall record to 2-4 and their MIAA record to 0-2. However upsetting the loss may be, the Hornets will be encouraged by Elijah Hamilton-Wray’s K’16 opening kickoff touchdown return and KJ Schultz’s K’16 first quarter touchdown catch. Collin Feilla K’17 also caught a dope touchdown catch for the Hornets. K returns home on Saturday to play their Homecoming game against Olivet at 2 p.m.
Women’s soccer competed in two games last week, winning the first and falling in double overtime in the second. The first game on October 13th was a 4-0 victory at home against St. Mary’s. The win improved the Hornets to 7-3-1 in MIAA conference play. The game was highlighted by four different players scoring goals and keeper Grace Smith K’17 getting her fifth clean sheet of the season. On Saturday the women fell 1-0 to Calvin in dramatic fashion. The contest was tied 0-0 until 1:36 was left in the game and Calvin finally slid one past a diving Smith K’17. The loss to Calvin left K with a 7-4-1 MIAA record with four conference games remaining. The women play next tonight at Alma.
Men’s soccer also played twice last week, winning both contests 2-1. On Wednesday October 14th the Hornets travelled to Albion where they won 2-1 in overtime thanks to a Matthew Fitz K’19 one-hundredth minute goal. Fitz’s goal was assisted by superstar Kyle Hernandez K’17. The men played again on Saturday as they hosted Trine at MacKenzie Field. The game ended in a 2-1 victory for the Hornets. Cal Kirchen K’17 and Jordan Veillette K’16 provided the two goals that impressed Andrew Laverenz K’17, both of which came in the first half. The two wins last week moved the Hornets to 8-2-0 in the MIAA. Their next game is Saturday for Homecoming against Alma.
The men’s cross country team traveled to Winneconne, Wis. On Saturday to compete in the AAE Invitational hosted by University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh. The Hornets finished 44th out of 45 teams overall. However, it was an extremely tough field with ranked teams from all across the region competing in the event. Jordan Henning K’16 led the way with a 120 th overall finish. Connor Vogt K’18, Paul Tshele K’16, Alexander Townsend K’16 and Merrick Richardson K’19 all rounded out the top five. Vogt ran a pr time. Cross country will compete again on October 23rd at the EMU Fall Classic in Dexter, Mich.
The women’s cross country team also ran in the AAE Invitational hosted by the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh. The women’s team finished 42nd overall out of 46 total teams. Their performance was led by incredible first year Lauren Arquette K’19 who ran a 22:21 and finished in 36th place overall. Sophie Roberts K’16, Anna Roodbergen K’18, Cheyenne Allyn-White K’19 and Mira Swearer K’16 rounded out the top five. Just like the men, the women next run on October 23rd at the EMU Fall Classic in Dexter, Mich.