Local Sports Journal
Staff reports

An early strike and a late game-winning goal was what Muskegon Community College needed to top Cuyahoga Community College on Saturday.

Aaron Dault’s penalty kick with a minute to play in the contest helped the Jayhawks to a 2-1 victory. The pressure-filled penalty kick was the first collegiate goal for Dault.

“Dault came up huge with a pressure PK with only a minute to play,” said MCC coach Ben Ritsema. “He buried it in the right corner.”

MCC struggled to control possession to feed its offense but Michael Hower’s goal two minutes into the game was enough to keep the Jayhawks in position to win.

“We didn’t play our possession game and struggled to find good scoring chances,” said Ritsema. “But we scored an early and late goal in a dogfight of a game.”

Cuyahoga tied the score just before halftime on a unassisted goal by Richard VanHorn.

Loghan Strong posted the win in goal with one save as MCC outshot Cuyahoga 6-2.

Riley Kammaraad assisted on Hower’s early goal for MCC.