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.
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.
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.