Kalamazoo Kingdom claims Michigan battle
[W-20 CHAMPIONSHIP] The Kalamazoo Kingdom won the W-20 Championship with a 2-1 win over Michigan rival Force FC Football Academy on Sunday in Bradenton, Fla. Micaela Kovacs and Madi Morgan scored on either side of halftime for Kalamazoo, which held off a late Force charge that
included two shots off the woodwork.
“First and foremost, it was what you want from a championship game,” Kalamazoo coach Lewis
Robinson said. “It was a fantastic game from start to finish with two very good teams, loads of quality and hundreds of chances.”
Kovacs, the youngest player on the
Kalamazoo roster and a 2015 Michigan State University recruit, broke the deadlock in the 38th minute and Morgan added to the lead in the 54th minute.
Force refused to give in and
was rewarded in the 75th minute when Eliza Van De Kerkhove’s cross deflected off a pair of defenders and into the net to make it 2-1.
twice thought they had found the equalizer, but Irene Young hit a long drive off the crossbar in the 79th minute and Joan
Sieja hit the post in the 90th.
“We have a good little rivalry going with them and it’s always a great game,” Robinson said. “Michigan is without a
doubt a hotspot for women’s soccer right now.”
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