Grace won today by the score of 3-1 against Kentucky Christian University. The Tigers
took the lead in the first minute of the game when a KCU player handled the ball in the box giving Grace a penalty kick. Josh Armstrong(Muskegon, Mi) made good on the PK and game the Homecoming crowd something to cheer about early on. The Tigers would make it 2-0 When Asumani Iyakaremye(Grand Rapids, Mi) found Ryan Snyder (Wyoming, Mi) open in the box and scored. Tigers nearly scored twice more, when Chris Thompson (Hudsonville, Mi) and Andrew Clark (Traverse City, Mi) both put shots past the KCU keeper but were kept out by the wood work. Grace would take the lead into half after controlling much of the game. The second half began and Grace came out a bit slower than the first. Evan though the Tigers would take the upper hand in shots 29 to 7, and corners 7 to 2, the KCU Knights would get a goal back. Grace responded well, when Colt Nieuwenhuis (Martin, Mi) would create an exceptional chance by cleverly beating his defender and then setting up Cam Befus (San Antonia de Belen, Costa Rica) to smash it home. “I was very happy with the first half today. The second was a bit disappointing. We played well, working together possessing the ball in the first half. The second we were slower in almost everything we did, and tried to play as individuals instead of a team as we did in the first half. Jordan Finn (Muskegon, Mi) did a solid job trying to get our quality play back in the second half. We will have to play a much better game tomorrow in Chicago against Moody. It will be a challenge that I know we are excited for”, said Coach Buchanan. The Tigers travel to NCCAA #1 Moody Bible Institute in Chicago, Illinois for a Saturday game time of 2:00.