GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. -- Six seniors ended their collegiate careers after a fantastic final campaign led them to the Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference (WHAC) semifinals. The trip to the WHAC's final four was a victory in itself for a Mustang team that entered their inaugural season of conference action in 2012.
Playing their first season in the conference, the Mustangs (8-9-3; 5-2-3) were able to beat the conference's top-three teams in regular season action. The victories, coupled with a near-toppling of then-NCAA D2 No. 8 Saginaw Valley and a 3-1 win over (RV) Taylor University, place the 2012 season of men's soccer amongst the best that Marygrove College has witnessed.
On Tuesday (Nov. 6), the Mustangs met the conference's top team when they traveled to Grand Rapids to take on Cornerstone University. The meeting would be the second of the season for the two teams after the Mustangs won the earlier meeting, 3-2.
This time, the semifinal win-or-go-home meeting went in favor of Cornerstone as the Golden Eagles topped the Mustangs, 4-0.
The loss puts an end to a great season for the men's soccer team. More importantly, the loss sends out six seniors that helped start the program in 2009. Playing in their final game for the Mustangs: Jordan Berry (Dearborn, Mich./Crestwood), Malcolm Brinker (Plainwell, Mich./Plainwell), Jordan Largent (Mattawan, Mich./Mattawan), Stefan McMillan (Saint Johns, Mich./Saint Johns), Matt Parent (Livonia, Mich./Schoolcraft), and Hussein Seklawi (Tyre, Lebanon/Fordson).
THANK YOU SENIORS!