COLDWATER (WTVB) - In Branch County high school sports last night, in boy’s soccer, Coldwater captured second place in the SMAC East with a 3-1 win at archrival Sturgis. The Cardinals got on the board first with about 15 minutes left in the first half with a goal from Saleh Mousa, assisted by Tobias Hermann. Coldwater's secondgoal came 2 minutes into the second half from Nooh Aljabaly, assisted by Mohamed Aljabaly. After Sturgis got a goal back, the Cardinals finished out the scoring with just under 4 minutes to play on an unassisted goal from Mohamed Aljabaly. Ian Wright made 10 saves in goal. With the win, Coldwater improves to 9-and-2 overall and 6-and-1 in the SMAC East. With the second place finish, the Cardinals will host a first round game in the Gold Division tournament October 2nd. Next up for Coldwater is a non conference match against the Kalamazoo Home School Association on Saturday night. In last night’s j-v game, the host Trojans blanked Coldwater 2-to-0. The Cardinals outshot Sturgis 9-to-6 while Nick Galliers made 4 saves in goal for Coldwater. Also last night in varsity boy’s soccer, it was a shutout win at home for Quincy 3-to-0 over the Lansing Home School Association. It was scoreless at halftime and thenQuincymade it 1-to-0 at the 24:55 mark in the second half with an unassisted goal from Ashton Diotte. Five minutes later it was Evan Albright scoring on a 25 yard shot to the left corner.Quincy's final goal came at the 8:22 mark as Diotte connected on a penalty kick. Shots were about even with 14 for Quincy and 15 for the opposition while Dakota Finley made 12 saves for the host Orioles.Quincy is now 9-2-and-2 on the season and will play a conference game Monday night at home against Hillsdale.
Yesterday in girl’s golf, Coldwater hosted the Lady Cardinal Invitational with 16 teams in the event at the Golf Club of Coldwater. Hanover Horton came away as the tournament winner with a score of 347 with Battle Creek Lakeview second at 356 and Kalamazoo Hackett a close third at 357. The Coldwater "Red" team took 10th place with a 392 while the "White" team finished 15th. Leading the Red team was Anna Wendorf with a 92 followed by Katie Fair with a 93 and then a 97 for Cecelia Ward. The White team leader was Jami Maxson with a 101.
In volleyball, Union City won twice in a tri-match at Addison. They defeated Dundee in two games and then pulled out a 2-to-1 victory over Addison. Brooke Johnson had 17 kills and 12 blocks. Marissa Mead had 46 digs. Jasmine McIntosh had 23 assists. And Haley Harty led the way in aces with 6.Union Cityimproved its record to 12-11-and-2.
In boy’s tennis yesterday, Bronson was at home and beat the Edwardsburg j-v team 7-to-1. Winners for the Vikings at second, third, and fourth singles were Robert O'Rourke, Jonah Houtz, and Patrick Brabon. Also scoring points for Bronson were Ryan Hagen and Hobie Ramsey at first doubles, Damion Smith and Austin Pierson at second doubles, Sawyer Maddox and Ryan O'Rourke at third doubles, and Philip Mandoka and Kyler Scheenks at fourth doubles. Bronson’s record on the season is now 6-3-and-2.
There was reserve football action last night including Coldwater at Battle Creek Lakeview. Coldwater lost the junior varsity game 40-to-0. Gavin Yates led the Cardinals in rushing with 42 yards while on defense, Brendan Spangler had a team-high 15 tackles. Coldwater won the freshman game 21-to-0. The Cardinals scored on a 50-yard pass from Brandon Lewis to Jesse Miller and on a pair of Zach Siegel touchdown runs. Lewis and Siegel also each had an interception. Quincy's jv team scored a 53-26 victory over North Adams. Quinn Iford had 5 touchdowns and 240 yards for the Orioles, including a 90 yard pass interception and a 72 yard kick-off return for touchdowns. The Quincy jv record is now 3-2. It’s Week Five of the Varsity football season and tonight’s schedule includes Coldwater with a SMAC East matchup at home against Lakeview. The Cardinals are looking for their first win of the year against the 1-and-3 Spartans. We’ll have all the action on AM 1590 and FM 95.5 with Sean Watson and Al Rakocy with their pre-game show starting at 6:30 for the 7 o’clock kickoff. It’s also Youth Football Night with free admission for those wearing their Rocket or Coldwater jerseys. Elsewhere tonight, it’s Quincy at Athens, Bronson hosts Mendon and Union City is at Springport. In eight-man football, Tekonsha plays tomorrow at Battle Creek St. Philip. Today on the Coach’s Corner, it’s Coldwater football coach Jeff Schorfhaar.
Yesterday in middle school sports, in volleyball, the Coldwater seventh grade teams won at home against Harper Creek. The Lady Cardinals took the “A” match 3-to-0. Isabella Foley and Jamie Wellet each had 5 aces with 3 kills apiece for Sarah Hughes and Jasmine Wellet. And Allison Adams had 5 assists. Coldwater won the “B” match in 2 sets. Addison Harvey led the team with 10 serving points. And Bronson swept its matches at home over White Pigeon. In the eighth grade action, the Lady Vikings beat the Chiefs 5-games-to1. Allie Sikorski had 13 aces and 10 assists while Jill Pyles had 10 kills and 12 aces. And Carly Kyle had 3 digs. In the seventh grade match, Bronson won 6-to-0. Adyson Lasky had 35 aces and 4 kills while Kiana Mayer had 5 assists.