COLDWATER, MI (WTVB) - In Branch County high school sports last night, in boy’s soccer, it was a Parent’s Night victory for Coldwater as the Cardinals beat Battle Creek Central 5-to-2. The visiting Bearcats found the net first, taking a 1-to-0 lead just 48 seconds into the match. But then Coldwater rattled off three straight goals to go up 3-to-1 at halftime. Kaliel Alisaid scored first for the Cardinals on an assist from Ibrahim Ahmed. Mikkel Ommundsen put Coldwater in the lead with 11 minutes to go in the half, with Alisaid getting the assist.
Alisaid scored two minutes before the break on an assist from Trae McGuire. Battle Creek Central pulled within one on a penalty kick with 18 minutes left in the game, but Alisaid answered two minutes later with his third goal of the night, assisted by Yousif Aljabaly. The final goal came with 8 minutes left from Jamal Mohsen, assisted by Aljabaly. With the win the Cardinals improve to 7-and-4 overall and 2-and-3 in the SMAC East. Coldwater’s next match is Tuesday at Harper Creek.
In last night’s j-v match, Coldwater lost 2-to-0 to Battle Creek Central.
It’s time for Week four of the varsity football season including Coldwater at home tonight against Jackson Lumen Christi. We’ll have the game on the radio and streaming on-line at wtvbam.com with the live coverage from Sean Watson and Al Rakocy beginning at 6:30 with a 7 o’clock kickoff at Cardinal Field.
Also on the schedule, it’s Quincy at Springport, Bronson hosts White Pigeon, and Union City hosts Concord. Meanwhile, in Eight-Man football, Tekonsha plays tomorrow afternoon at home against Tri-Unity Christian.
Last night in reserve football, the Coldwater freshman team lost 41-to-12 at Lumen Christi. Scoring touchdowns for the Cardinals were Grant Smith and Logan Targgart. And yesterday in boy’s tennis, it was the Coldwater junior varsity with a 7-to-1 victory at home over the Bronson varsity team.
Today on the Coach’s Corner, it’s Coldwater volleyball coach Gene Pensari.
In middle school sports, in volleyball, the Coldwater eighth grade “B” team lost to Marshall 2-games-to-1 while in the seventh grade action, the Coldwater White team fell to the Redhawks 3-games-to-nothing.
Also, Bronson played at White Pigeon with Bronson winning the eighth grade match 3-games-to-1. Jenna Smoker had 11 aces with one kill apiece for Smoker, Kelcy Sikorski and Alana Cranson. And Bronson won the seventh grade match 4-games-to-nothing with 11 aces for Carly Kyle and 6 assists for Cassidy Wolff.