COLDWATER, MI (WTVB) - In Branch County high school sports last night, in girls soccer, Coldwater dominated time of possession and shots on goal in picking up a 3-0 victory at Battle Creek Central. Kaitlyn Vella had two goals in the first half, and Miranda Caitlin had the third in the second half as the Lady Cardinals outshot Central 33-2, not allowing a shot in the second half. Shelby Bowers made one save in goal. The win improves Coldwater to 4-4-1 overall and 1-4 in the SMAC East. They'll host Harper Creek for Parents Night Monday.
The Coldwater JV soccer team blanked Battle Creek Central 8-0 with the game halted with 4 minutes left on the mercy rule. Megan Hoath had 4 goals and one assist, Allison Germann had 3 goals, with Holly Smith scoring the other. Hailey Danielson and Mara Bockheim also had assists for the JV team, as they improve to 7-1 on the season.
Also in girl’s soccer last night, Quincy was an 8-to-0 winner at Albion. The scoring started at the 34:57 mark on Kenzie Moore’s goal with an assist from Ashton King. The second goal came from the same combination of Moore scoring on a pass from King again at the 31:18 mark. Abby Parish then scored an unassisted goal at 19:53. Liz Counterman made it 4-to-0 seven minutes later on an assist from Gaby Masson. Counterman scored her second goal less than 30 seconds later on an assist from Cailyn Hines. Counterman then made it 6-to-0 at 11:06 on another assist from Masson to give her a hat trick on the night. Masson then scored at 5:28 on an assist from King as Quincy ended the half with a 7-0 lead. The Oriole’s final goal came just 33 seconds into the second half as Hines scored on an assist from Moore to give Quincy an 8-0 mercy. On the night Quincy out shot Albion 23 to 1 and improved their record to 5-and-2.
Yesterday in girl’s tennis, Coldwater fell 7-to-1 at Sturgis with their lone point coming from the second doubles team of Janie Marso and Lauren Outwater. Sturgis also took the j-v match 4-to-2. Coldwater’s wins were at second doubles with Emily Hicks and Kennedy Kiersey and at third doubles with Alyssa Bowen and Kara Johns.
In track, it was a split for Bronson at home against Mendon with a 72-65 win for the Vikings boys team while the visiting Hornets took the girls meet 71-66. Hunter Machus was a triple winner in the boys meet for Bronson in the mile, two mile, and 880 run. In the girls meet, Mariah Roberts was a double winner in the 100 and 220 yard dashes.
And in boy’s junior varsity golf, Coldwater traveled to Marshall for a Jamboree and finished in 4th place with a team score of 201. The Cardinals were led by Nolan Duda with a 46.
On today’s high school sports schedule, in baseball, it’s Union City at Bronson and Quincy hosts Lenawee Christian. In track, it’s Quincy at Union City. In girls soccer, Quincy has a 5:30 match at home against Jonesville. In boy’s golf, Coldwater plays in the Gull Lake Invitational at Bedford Valley while Bronson has a St. Joe Valley meet hosted by Mendon. And in girls tennis, it’s Coldwater at Gull Lake.
Today on the Coaches Corner, it’s Union City baseball coach John Bain.
In middle school sports yesterday, in track, Coldwater swept to victory at Sturgis, winning the boys meet 80-35 and taking the girls meet 70-57.
In the boys meet, double winners included Zach Murphy in the 16-hundred and 32-hundred meter runs; Caleb Letendre in the 100 meter dash and 400 meter run; and Jacob Beckhusen in the high jump and 200 meter hurdles race. And Coldwater won all four relay races.
And in tennis, the Coldwater “A” team played to a 4-4 tie at home against Sturgis. In the “B” team match at Sturgis, it was also a 4-4 tie. Winners for Coldwater were Christian Pine at 1st singles, Blake Yates at 2nd singles, and Samantha Youse at 3rd singles along with Gabriel Boston and Emma Stanley at first doubles.