Local Sports Journal
The women’s soccer season for the Muskegon Community College Jayhawks ended on Tuesday in a 4-0 loss to Darton Community College.
The Jayhawks (7-8-2) finished 0-2 in the NJCAA nationals being played in Melbourne, Fla.
MCC’s season appeared to come to an end in regionals after a loss to Delta College, but Delta used an ineligible player and that put the Jayhawks in the national tournament.
Darton led 2-0 at the half. It opened the scoring off a direct kick from 40 yards out. That goal came 7 minutes into the game. A deflection from a crossing pass found its way into the back of the net and Darton led 2-0.
The third goal from Darton came from about 12 yards out and the fourth came on a penalty kick late in the game.
In Monday’s opening-round game, MCC dropped a 2-0 decision to No. 1-ranked Brevard Community College (Fla).
The Jayhawks, which received a late entry after Delta College was ruled to have used an ineligible player in the regional tournament, went 0-2 in the nationals after a 4-0 loss Tuesday to Darton Community College (Ga.) in Melbourne, Fla.
“This experience of coming to nationals was well worth it,” MCC coach Josh Watson said. “It shows what the program has to work toward in the next few years. The ladies played extremely hard down here and they should not bow their head in shame. We have a bright future ahead of us.”