Women's Soccer Gains Momentum with 2-0 Win over Alma JV
Heading into Saturday’s important league match against Delta College, the MCC women’s soccer squad gained momentum with a 2-0 dispatching of the host Alma College JV team on Thursday, Oct. 23.
“The second half was the best that MCC has played in a while.” said Jayhawks Coach Josh Watson. “We used all parts of the field and looked pretty dangerous in the attack. We created quite a few opportunities for ourselves.”
After a scoreless first half, MCC’s Kaitlin Richardson (Muskegon, MI/Reeths-Puffer) found the net just two minutes into the second half from a pass from Anna Beechnau (Norton Shores, MI/Mona Shores). Taylor Walker (Muskegon, MI/Reeths-Puffer) added the insurance goal for the Jayhawks.
MCC plays Delta College on Saturday. The 5-8 Jayhawks will advance to regionals on Saturday with a win. They could still qualify with a loss, but it sets up a scenario where other potential playoff teams would need to lose as well.
Volleyball Sweeps Kalamazoo Valley CC
The MCC Jayhawk volleyball team closed out its conference schedule with a 3-0 win over Kalamazoo Valley Community College on Tuesday night in a game that paid tribute to the seven outstanding sophomores who were playing their last home match.
The win gives the Jayhawks a 12-2 conference record as they head into the MCCAA State Tournament on Saturday at Oakland Community College.
Although the first two sets were both very close, MCC still pulled out wins in both by scores of 25-20 and 26-24 before dominating the third set 25-15. Over its last four conference matches MCC has only dropped one single set while winning all four matches in convincing fashion.
Leading the way for the Jayhawks was Morgan Kelley (Cadillac, MI/Cadillac) with 13 kills, 8 digs, and 3 blocks. Autumn Winger (Fruitport, MI/Fruitport) had 8 kills without committing a single error. Autumn also had 2 aces, 3 digs, and one block. Brandie Jones (Fruitport, MI/Fruitport) contributed 8 kills and Lindsey Kotecki (Williamston, MI/Williamston) had a solid all around match with 6 kills and 9 digs.
Once again setter Meghan Birr (Muskegon, MI/Mona Shores) did an outstanding job running the offense as she kept the KVCC team off balance using all five of her attackers on her way to 38 assists while also getting 3 kills or her own. Meghan also had 3 aces, 7 digs, and 3 blocks. Defensively the Jayhawks back court was led by Veronica Booth (Grand Haven, MI/Grand Haven) with 12 digs while Brooke Morgan (Belmont, MI/Belmont) chipped in with 6 digs to go along with pinpoint passing all night.
The Jayhawks overall record now stands at 19-13.
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FALL 2014 SCHEDULE
Thursday, October 23
MCC 2, Alma College JV 0
Saturday, October 25
MEN’S AND WOMEN’S CROSS COUNTRY
Noon − NJCAA Region XII & MCCAA Championship, Lansing CC, Grand Woods Park, Lansing MI
1 p.m. – Delta College, University Center, MI
10 a.m. – MCCAA State Tournament MCC vs. Macomb CC, Oakland CC
Saturday, November 8
MEN’S AND WOMEN’S CROSS COUNTRY
TBA − NJCAA Nationals, South Plains CC, Levelland, TX
Saturday, November 1
TBA – MSU Open, Lansing, MI
1:00 p.m. – Cornerstone University JV, Grand Rapids, MI
View the complete Fall 2014 schedule