Athletics

2014-15 Game Recaps

Women’s Soccer Loses; Can Make Playoffs with Win in Final League Match

The Jayhawks traveled to Benton Harbor, Mich. to play Lake Michigan College on Sunday, October 19. The Jayhawks lost by a score of 2-1. The score at halftime was 2-0 in favor of Lake Michigan College.

 

MCC struggled in the first half at Lake Michigan, but played a much better in the 2nd half. The lone goal for MCC was scored by freshman Erika Bayak (North Muskegon, MI/North Muskegon HS) from an assist by freshman Alyssa Benedict (Muskegon, MI/West Michigan Christian HS). “We did have some chances in the first and second half, but could not find the back of the net.” said Head Coach Josh Watson. “Our future is in our own hands.”

 

If the Jayhawks win their final league game, they will continue to play in the Regional XII Championships on Saturday and Sunday, November 1 & 2 in University Center, Mich.

Women’s Soccer On a Roll

The Jayhawks have won two in a row and five of their last six games. The Jayhawks won their game today by score of 2-1. The Jayhawks led at halftime 2-1. Freshman Alyssa Benedict (Muskegon, MI/West Michigan Christian HS) scored the first goal for MCC from an assist by freshman Melodie Glotzbach (Muskegon, MI/Orchard View HS).

 

Benedict scored the game winning goal late in the first half. “She was taken down in the box and got awarded a penalty kick.” said Head Coach Josh Watson. “She took and finished in the bottom left corner. We were tired from Saturday's game against Schoolcraft but grinded out a hard fought game today. They should be proud of this weekend’s games. They are coming together at the right time of the season.”

 

The Jayhawks are now 5-6 on the season and will be in action on Sunday, October 19 in Benton Harbor, Mich. to play Lake Michigan College.

Women’s Soccer Upsets Schoolcraft College at Home

The Jayhawks were at home on Saturday, October 11 against Schoolcraft College. MCC won by a score of 3-2 in the second overtime. The score at halftime was 1-2 in favor of Schoolcraft. Freshman Anna Beechnau (Norton Shores, MI/Mona Shores HS) scored the first goal for MCC from an assist by freshman Kaylie Cartwright (Muskegon, MI/Reeths-Puffer HS).

Freshman Melodie Glotzbach (Muskegon, MI/Orchard View HS) scored the next goal for MCC in the second half. The score was tied 2-2 at the end of regulation. Overtime consists of two 10 minute overtimes with golden goal, meaning first score wins. The game continued into the second overtime period when freshman Alyssa Benedict (Muskegon, MI/West Michigan Christian HS) scored the winning goal in the first two minutes of the second overtime. Sophomore Haley Twigg (Fremont, MI/Fremont HS) made 16 saves in the game.

“The ladies played a great game today. They played together and worked extremely hard for each other. It was definitely a team win today.” said Head Coach Josh Watson. “We are starting to find our identity as a team. It has been a great time watching the ladies come together as a team and start to figure this season out.” The Jayhawks will be at home tomorrow, Sunday, October 12 against Jackson College.

Women’s Soccer Fall Just Short of Four Straight Wins

The Jayhawks played Owens CC on Sunday, October 5 and fell short of a fourth straight win with a lost by a score of 2-3. The score at halftime was 1-0 in favor of the Jayhawks. The Jayhawks had many opportunities to win today. They had the lead twice in today’s game, 1-0 and 2-1.

Freshman Alyssa Benedict (Muskegon, MI/West Michigan Christian HS) scored the opening goal from an assist by Freshman Haylie Hanks (Nunica, MI/Fruitport HS). Haylie scored the second goal for the Jayhawks early in the second half from an assist by freshman Kortnie Heinig (Norton Shores, MI/Mona Shores HS).

“We played a very good 1st half, but could hold on for a win.” said Head Coach Josh Watson. “The spirit of the ladies is great and we will bounce back from this tough loss.” The Jayhawks will be looking to get that win this Saturday, October 11 against Schoolcraft College at Orchard View HS at 1pm.

Women’s Soccer Wins Three In a Row

The Jayhawks played at home Saturday, October 4 against Cincinnati State Tech & CC. The Jayhawks won by a score of 3-2, this was the Jayhawks third straight win. The score at halftime was 2-1 in favor of the Jayhawks. Freshman Alyssa Benedict (Muskegon, MI/West Michigan Christian HS) scored all three goals for MCC.

Alyssa scored two in the first half and one in the second half. Freshman Erika Bayak (North Muskegon, MI/North Muskegon HS) had the lone assist today for the Jayhawks. Even though Cincinnati scored in the first 5 minutes in the game, we played our game, didn't panic, and got two nice goals before halftime.

The Jayhawks was organized in the back today. Cincinnati did not get a lot of opportunities to finish. The Jayhawks will be in action again tomorrow Sunday, October 5 at home against Owens CC.

Women’s Soccer Wins Two in a Row

The Jayhawks hosted Lake Michigan College today, Sunday, September 28 at Orchard View High School. MCC won 2-1 and had the lead at halftime 1-0. The Jayhawks went 2-0 on their weekend at home beating Delta yesterday 1-0.

Freshman Alyssa Benedict (Muskegon, MI/West Michigan Christian HS) scored the first half goal. Freshman Haylie Hanks (Nunica, MI/Fruitport HS) got in behind, got a shot off, the keeper let a rebound and Alyssa Benedict put in the back of the net. “We played a really good in the second half. We were able to controlled the fifteen minutes of the game.” Said Head coach Josh Watson. “Finally our fitness has paid off.” With about 12 minutes left Alyssa Benedict slotted a ball to sophomore Taylor Walker (Muskegon, MI/Reeths-Puffer) and she shot far post upper corner. That was the game winning goal for the Jayhawks.

The Jayhawks will look to continue their win streak Saturday, October 4 against Cincinnati State Tech & CC at home. Game time is 3:00 pm at Orchard View HS.

Women’s Soccer Defeats Delta 1-0

The Jayhawks won their first game of the season by a score of 1-0 against a very competitive Delta College. The Jayhawks withstood an onslaught of pressure from Delta in the second half. The play of Goalie sophomore Haley Twigg (Fremont, MI/Fremont HS) helped seal the win.

It was a well-deserved win for the Jayhawks. Freshman Taylor Walker (Muskegon, MI/Reeths-Puffer HS) scored in the first half off a shot by Alyssa Benedict (Muskegon, MI/West Michigan Christian HS) that was bobbled by the Delta goalkeeper.

The Jayhawks will take their momentum to Lake Michigan College tomorrow Sunday, September 28 at Orchard View HS. Game time is 3:00 pm.

Women’s Soccer Lose on the Road to Jackson CC

The Jayhawks traveled to Jackson, Mich. on Saturday, September 20 to play Jackson Community College and came up short by a score of 2-5. The score at halftime was 2-1 Jackson. Freshman Kaitlin Richardson (Muskegon, MI/Reeths-Puffer HS) scored the goal for MCC in the first half. Freshman Alyssa Benedict (Muskegon, MI/West Michigan Christian HS) scored for the Jayhawks in the second half.

“We had a ton of chances to score today. In the first half sophomore Taylor Walker (Muskegon, MI/Reeths-Puffer HS) and freshman Kortnie Heinig (Muskegon, MI/Mona Shores HS) both hit the crossbar.” said Head Coach Josh Watson. “There were a few mistakes we couldn’t overcome. We moved the ball around well and found players in the spots we wanted to exploit.”

The Jayhawks will be in action this Saturday, September 27 at home (Orchard View HS Field) at 3 pm against Delta College.

Women’s Soccer Struggle Against Schoolcraft College

The Jayhawks traveled to Livonia, Mich. Sunday, September 14 to play Schoolcraft College. MCC lost by a score of 6-1. MCC worked hard, but could not find a rhythm and ended up chasing the game. Schoolcraft scored a minute an a half into the game.

Sophomore Haley Twigg (Freemont, MI/Freemont HS) played well in goal today. “She had a lot of shots and turned away quite a bit of them.” said Head Coach Josh Watson.

The Jayhawks look for their next win this weekend, Saturday, September 20 in Jackson, Mich. against Jackson College. Game time is at 1:00 pm.

Women’s Soccer loses to Davenport JV 2-0

The Jayhawks traveled to Grand Rapids, Mich. to play Davenport’s JV team. The Jayhawks fell 2-0 to Davenport JV. The score at halftime was 1-0. “Tonight was the first time this season the team put two halves together. It is a step in the right direction for the team.” said Head Coach Josh Watson. “I am very proud of them tonight. We moved the ball well tonight, switching the point of attack and creating some quality opportunities.”

Freshman Haylie Hanks (Nunica, MI/Fruitport HS) played well tonight and sophomore Haley Twigg (Freemont, MI/Freemont HS) mad some key saves tonight as the goalkeeper.

The Jayhawks play next Sunday, September 14 in Livonia, Mich. against Schoolcraft College, game time is 3 pm. 

Women’s Soccer Loses 2-0 at Owens CC

The Jayhawks lost 2-0 to host Owens CC in Toledo, Ohio on Sunday, September 7.

The Jayhawks played Owens to a 0-0 draw at halftime. Trailing 2-0 with eight minutes left, MCC continued to play aggressive. The Jayahwks created a few chances late in the game. Freshman Alyssa Benedict (Muskegon, MI/West Michigan Christian) had a quality chance in the last 4 minutes of the game just missing her shot on goal.

"Freshman Aliza Olsen (Muskgeon, MI/Oakridge) was dangerous going forward today," said Coach Joas Watson. "She slotted a couple of passes through to our forwards but the Jayhawks were unable to capitalize.

“Freshman Melodie Glotzback (Muskegon, MI/Orchard View) played very well today. She was very physical and tackled hard all game. She is a tireless worker for the team playing outside marking back.

“The end of the game was encouraging for the rest of the season. We have a young team that has some growing to do, but I feel confident that the ladies will catch stride soon.”

The Jayhawks will be in action next Friday, September 12 in Grand Rapids to play Davenport’s JV squad at 7 pm. 

Women’s Soccer Drops a Close Game to Cincinnati State Tech & CC

The Jayhawks Women's Soccer team traveled to Cincinnati, Ohio to play Cincinnati State Tech & CC. The score at halftime was 2-1, MCC winning. The goal scorers for MCC were Erika Bayak (North Muskegon, MI/North Muskegon) and Taylor Walker (Muskegon, MI/Reeths Puffer).

Cincinnati State Teach & CC came back in the second half scoring two goal to take the victory 3-2. The Jayhawks will be in Toledo, Ohio Sunday, September 7 to play Owens CC.