Local Sports Journal

The Muskegon Community College mens soccer team needed two regulation periods, and another two overtime periods, but in the end the Jayhawks outlasted Lake Michigan College Wednesday afternoon 1-0.

MCC’s Riley Kammeraad, assisted by Eric Hilt, bagged the game-winning goal with just 1:01 remaining in the second overtime to secure the victory.

It was the Jayhawk defense that earned the win, said MCC head coach Ben Ritsema.

“Great game by our goalkeeper and defense,” said Ritsema. “Brandon Prim, Brandon Gillikin, Kyle Wansten, Jared Jaekel and Aaron Dault played a very solid game in the backline.  Zach Sutton and Eric Hilt really controlled the middle of the field for us in the midfield.”

Jayhawk goalkeeper Loghan Stong earned the victory in goal with 13 saves.

“Hilt played a great ball to space and Kammeraad was able to run onto it and beat the defender to the ball,” said Ritsema of the winning goal. “The LMC goalie had to come out of his net to take away the angle, and Kammeraad placed a nice right footed one touch shot in the lower corner for the game winner.”

MCC is 11-5 overall, 6-1 in MCCAA and 10-4 in Region XII.