KALAMAZOO, Michigan – Junior Jeray Riffel put the MSOE women's soccer team ahead in the second half but three goals in less than an eight-minute span propelled Kalamazoo to the season-opening 3-1 victory Friday afternoon at MacKenzie Field.
The Raiders (0-1) opened the scoring in the 66th minute but could not hold off the Hornets (1-0) and their three unanswered goals between the 72nd and 80th minutes.
After a scoreless first half, Riffel became the team's first goal-scorer of the season, converting a penalty kick in the 66th minute.
The lead would be short-lived as the hosts equalized just under seven minutes later and took the lead in the 77th minute. K-Zoo capped the scoring with an insurance goal in the 80th minute to put the game out of reach.
The Hornets held an 18-14 shot advantage in the match, including 10-7 in shots on target.
The Raiders continue their season-opening road trip in Michigan Saturday, playing at Calvin.