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Men's Soccer Defeats No. 18 North Park

Tony Yazbeck playing soccer.
Photo by Emily Koenig

KALAMAZOO, Mich. - The Kalamazoo College men's soccer team defeated No. 18 North Park University 1-0 at MacKenzie Field Saturday evening. 

After 88 scoreless minutes, Tony Yazbeck scored the game-winner with 1:57 left in regulation. Alex Wallace passed it in and Ben Meschke tipped it to Yazbeck who knocked it into the goal.

The Hornets defended a flurry of attacks and corner kicks in the final minute to secure the win.

North Park outshot Kalamazoo 13-10 overall, although both teams had six shots on goal. 

Luke Kastran made six saves in goal for the shutout.

Kalamazoo, ranked No. 9 in the region, improved to 5-1-1 with the win. North Park, ranked No. 18 nationally and No. 3 in the region, fell to 4-3.

Kalamazoo is back in action at home on Monday, Sept. 23 at 6 p.m. hosting Lourdes University.