Women’s soccer team falls, 4-0, in district tourney

Christina Gordon, Sports Editor

Another successful season for the Madison College women’s soccer team came to an end on Nov. 2 in the Great Lakes District Tournament. 

The WolfPack lost the game 4-0 to Delta College of Michigan, the No. 2 seed in the NJCAA Division III polls. 

Madison College was outshot in the game 28-4. The WolfPack had three chances to score with shots on goal. Sophomore Jenna Kohrt had two shots on goal, while fellow sophomore Anna Cappaert had one shot on goal. 

Sophomore Kelly Kubicek started in goal and played all 90 minutes allowing four goals while having 10 saves. 

Madison College had to win two tournament games just to reach the District Tournament.

The WolfPack first had to play Elgin Community College on Oct. 26 in the semifinals of the NJCAA Region IV Tournament.  Madison College shut out Elgin, winning the game 2-0. 

The scored opened with a goal by Kohrt, off an assist from freshman Mackenzie Bielecki, at the 11-minute mark. Six minutes later, Bielecki scored an unassisted goal to put the WolfPack up 2-0. Kubicek started at goal and had six saves. 

Four days later was the NJCAA Region IV tournament championship. Madison College traveled to Rockford, Ill., on Oct. 30 to face top-seeded Rock Valley College. 

A late goal by the WolfPack provided all the scoring they would need to clinch their second Regional championship in three years. 

The WolfPack’s only goal came from freshman Emma Strieker assisted by freshman Grace Bujan.  Kubicek had her second shutout in the tournament while having two saves on the game. 

Madison College finished the season with a 12-4-2 overall record and an 8-2 conference record. 

The WolfPack were led by Kohrt with 10 goals on the season, while Cappaert led in assists with six.  Kubicek finished the year having eight shutouts while having a career-high 108 saves.

Madison College head coach Matt Schwartz was named NJCAA Region IV coach of the year, while Strieker was named tournament MVP.