QUINCY, MI (WTVB) - In Branch County high school sports, just one event on the schedule Monday and in boys soccer, Quincy suffered a 3-2 loss at home to Hillsdale Academy, ending the Orioles ten game winning streak. Hillsdale Academy went ahead 2-0 with the first goal coming at the 9:47 mark and then the Colts found the net again with only 1:46 to go in the half to make it 2-0 at the break. Quincy came out strong in the second half as Evan Albright scored off a header pass by Nick Haberl at the 34:49 mark. The Orioles then made it a 2-2 match at 31:28 as Albright scored on a header from a corner kick by Andy Parrish. Hillsdale Academy scored what turned out to be the winning goal off a free kick with 3:51 left in the game. The Orioles outshot the Colts 15-13 on the night as the two teams split their season series. Quincy slips to 12-3 overall and 5-2 in the Independent Soccer League West Division, dropping into second place behind Hillsdale Academy. The Orioles return to action Thursday night at Jonesville.
On today’s high school schedule, in boys soccer, Coldwater opens play in the SMAC Gold Division League tournament with a first round home game against Mattawan. It’s a matchup of Division Two ranked teams with Coldwater number eight in this week’s coaches poll with Mattawan the number nine team. The game is set for around 6:45 following the j-v contest which starts at 5 o’clock. Elsewhere, there’s volleyball with Quincy at Jonesville and Union City at Athens and in cross county, there’s a full schedule with Coldwater running at a Sturgis SMAC East jamboree, Quincy and Union City will compete in a Big 8 jamboree at Concord, and Bronson travels to Mendon for a St. Joe Valley quad meet.
Today on the Coaches Corner, it’s Quincy football coach Rob Evans.
In middle school sports yesterday, in volleyball, it was a split for Bronson at Centreville. Bronson dropped the eighth grade match in five games. Adyson Lasky had 33 aces and 10 kills. In the seventh grade match, Bronson swept Centreville 5-0. Kiera Lasky had 15 aces and 14 assists while Paris Outwater had 8 kills.