Coldwater, Mi (WTVB) - In Branch County high school sports last night, in varsity girls soccer, Coldwater slipped back to .500 on the season after falling 4-to-0 at home to undefeated Battle Creek Lakeview. The visiting Spartans took the early lead off a Cardinal own goal with 23 minutes left in the first half. Lakeview got two other goals in the final two minutes of the first half to take a 3-0 lead. They scored their final goal with 3 minutes left in the game.
Coldwater goalkeeper Shelby Bowers made 6 saves as Lakeview outshot the Cardinals 10-4. Coldwater is now 2-2-1 overall and 0-2 in the SMAC East. Lakeview improves to 4-0. The Cardinals return to league action tomorrow night at Gull Lake. In last night’s j-v match, Coldwater blanked Lakeview 3-to-0 with all the goals scored by Megan Hoath with one assist apiece for Holly Smith and Allie Germann. The Cardinals outshot the Spartans 15-to-9 with 6 saves in goal for Meena Wellet as Coldwater improved to 4-and-0. Also in girl’s soccer, Quincy was able to overcome a sluggish start at home to beat Hanover Horton 3-0 in ISL conference action. Following a scoreless first half, the Orioles got on the scoreboard at the 38:14 mark as Liz Counterman took a pass from Kenzie Moore for her first goal of the game. Counterman scored again 90 seconds later off a corner kick from Abby Parrish. Counterman completed the hat trick by scoring again with only 2:38 left in the game off an assist from Parrish. Quincy only gave up one shot to the Comets in the second half. On the night, the shots on goal were about even as Quincy took 14 to Hanover's 15. Quincy is now 3-0 on the year and 2-0 in the Independent Soccer League's West Division. Their next match is Thursday night at home against Jackson Christian.
Yesterday in track, Quincy’s boy’s and girl’s teams swept to victory at home over Springport.
In the boy’s 96-to-41 win, Riley Horn finished first at both 16-hundred and 32-hundred meters. And the girl’s took 16 of 17 events to beat the Spartans 112-to-18. Double winners for Quincy were Bree Spalding in the high jump and pole vault; Andrea Ferrin in the 100 and 200 meter dashes; and Stine Andreassen-Rud in the 800 and 16-hundred meter runs.
Also in track, Union City was a winner on the road over Concord, taking both the boys and girls meets. The boys score was 76-to-61. Josh Holton was a triple winner in the 100, 200, and 400 meter dashes while Jesse Anderson won both of the hurdles races. The Union City girls finished off the sweep by a score of 100-to-33.
Double winners were Kaitlyn Mitchell in the shot put and discus; Marissa Mead in the 100 and 200 meter dashes; And Jasmine McIntosh in the hurdles races.
In baseball, Union City earned a split yesterday at Parma Western, with the Chargers dropping the opener 7-to-2 before they beat Western in the nightcap 5-to-2. Hunter Johns was the winning pitcher for Union City in the second game when Chris Rieger and Devon DiGiacomo each had two RBI’s with a double for Rieger.
In boy’s golf yesterday, Coldwater traveled to Marshall for the 2nd Jamboree of the season and finished in 5th place with a team score of 180. Battle Creek Lakeview won the meet with a score of 148. Leading the way for Coldwater was Stephan Boston who fired a round of 42, followed by Nick Waterbury with a 44, Nathan Waterbury and Scout Case each had 45, Dreke Lutterbeck shot a 48 and Keegan Dwyer rounded out Coldwater's scoring with a 51.
The Coldwater j-v golf team played at the Island Hills golf course for a match hosted by Sturgis. The Cardinals took fourth place with a round of 216. Battle Creek Lakeview won the Jamboree with a score of 169. Coldwater was led by Nolan Duda with a 48 while Nick Galliers shot a 50. Also in boy’s golf on Monday, Bronson finished third in a St. Joe Valley meet hosted by White Pigeon at the Klinger Lake Country Club. The Viking’s team score was 203 while first place Centreville had a 183. Robert O’Rourke
led Bronson with a 45.
And in girl’s tennis, Coldwater dropped a 5-to-3 match at home to Marshall. Winners for Coldwater were Madison Zinn and Morgan Miller at first and second singles and Jami Maxson and Janie Marso at first doubles. Marshall took the j-v match 6-to-2. Winners for Coldwater were Sabrina Machida was third singles along with the third doubles team of Emilie Dunny and Alyssa Bowen.
On today’s high school schedule, in baseball and softball, it’s Coldwater at Gull Lake, Quincy hosts Jonesville, Bronson is at home against White Pigeon and Union City hosts Athens.
In track, Coldwater has a double-dual meet at home with Harper Creek and Sturgis. And in girl’s tennis, it’s Bronson at Kalamazoo Hackett.
Today on the Coaches Corner, it’s Quincy girls soccer coach Tim Hart.
In middle school sports yesterday, in track, Bronson was defeated at home by Marlee 55-to-54 in the boy’s meet and 51-to-37 in the girl’s meet. Double winners for the Bronson boys team were Carlos Reyes in the long jump and high jump, Isaac Robertson in the mile and pole vault; and Kody Rodriguez in the 100 and 220 yard dashes. In the girls meet, Carly Kyle took first place in the long jump and 880 yard run.