ADRIAN, Mich. - The game of soccer usually comes down to one big break and visiting Kalamazoo College got that break on Wednesday afternoon with a 1-0 win over the Bulldogs at Performance Stadium. Both teams needed a win after starting 0-1 in the MIAA and the Hornets capitalized off a corner kick in the 12th minute. Martin Blanc left-footed the ball into the box and it rattled around as Peter Hensoldt took an initial shot that was saved by Adrian keeper James Ruby. Hensoldt's second attempt was blocked seconds later by an Adrian defender and the rebound went right back to Hensoldt whose third kick was the trick for his second goal of the season with no assist on the goal.
The Bulldogs (1-4-1, 0-2 MIAA) did not muster much on offense in the first half, but came out stronger in the opening minutes of the second half. One minute and 32 seconds into the half, Mitch Aguilera took a pass and raced into the box only to have Kalamazoo keeper Dane Macdonell make a nice save coming out to cut off an angle.
Macdonell made another save off the foot of Pat Bradley from the far right wing about three minutes later. Adrian's best scoring chance came in the 59th minute as Nick Minshall from 10 yards out hit a one-timer towards the right post and Macdonell made a diving save to preserve the lead for the Hornets.
Macdonell made one more save later in the half against Bradley on a clear path shot from the top of the box and ended the match with five saves in 90 minutes. Kalamazoo held a 17-9 edge in total shots and led 11-5 in shots on goal. Four of Adrian's shots on goal came in the second half. Ruby made eight saves and Adrian's defense also made two team saves against the Hornets.