Local Sports Journal

Muskegon Community College snuck past No. 6 Cincinnati State Tech and Community College on Saturday in mens college soccer action. The Jayhawks thrilled fans with a 1-0 win and handed Cincinnati its first loss of the season.

MCC now holds the No. 1 spot in both the MCCAA and Region XII.

Riley Kammeraad scored MCC’s lone goal on a hustle play when Cincinnati defense sent a pass back to its goalie. Kammeraad pressured the pass and was able to block the goalie’s kick. The kick went off Kammeraad’s chest and into the goal.

“Few players can make a play like that because Riley has amazing closing speed,” said MCC coach Ben Ritsema.

Defense was key in the shutout as Brandon Prim, Brandon Gillikin, Aaron Dault, and Kyle Wansten never took a break and came up with big blocked shots.

“All four of our defenders played the whole game and blocked  some point blank shots near the goal to keep Cincy off the board,” said Ritsema.

Goalie Loghan Stong posted the shutout for MCC.

“He was very sure handed and never gave up a rebound or bobbled the ball when players were around him,” said Ritsema of Stong’s performance.

The win improved MCC’s record to 9-1 overall and 5-0 in the MCCAA.