Men's Soccer Opens MIAA Tournament At Home Vs. Kalamazoo

by Alan Babbitt

The Hope College men's soccer team begins its quest for a Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association Tournament title on Saturday, October 27 with a first-round match against Kalamazoo College.

Kickoff is 7 p.m. at Van Andel Soccer Stadium.

The winner advances to the Tuesday, October 30 semifinal at top-seeded Calvin College.

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Hope enters with a 13-2-1 overall record in Dave Brandt's first season as head coach. The Flying Dutchmen are seeded fourth in the single-eliminatino tournament that determines who receives the MIAA's automatic berth to the NCAA Division III Tournament.

Kalamazoo is 5-10-1 overall and seeded fifth.

The Flying Dutchmen won the regular-season meeting with the two teams with a 2-1 victory on October 6 at Van Andel Soccer Stadium.

Hope is making its seventh MIAA Tournament appearance since the format begin in 2011. The Flying Dutchmen are 4-4 in MIAA Tournament matches and won the MIAA Tournament in 2011 and 2013.

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