COLDWATER, MI (WTVB) - In Branch County high school sports, last night in boys soccer, it was an 8-to-0 win for Coldwater in a mercy rule victory at Marshall. The Cardinals used a fast start against the Red Hawks to improve their record to 3-and-0. Wageeh Saeed scored the first of his two goals on the night just 19 seconds into the game, assisted by Saleh Mousa. Coldwater scored 2 more goals within the next 4 minutes to extend their early lead and take control of the match. Nooh Aljabaly led the way with 4 goals, while Mohamed Aljabaly had one goal and 3 assists. Fadel Said also scored one goal, while Wageeh Saeed added one assist. The game ended with 15:37 to play on the 8 goal mercy rule. The Cardinals outshot Marshall 18-7 with 6 saves in goal in the first half for Ian Wright while exchange student Alex Schein had one save in the second half. Coldwater’s three victories have all come in division play, putting the Cardinals atop the SMAC East. Tomorrow, it’s a Branch County boys soccer matchup in a non-conference contest in Coldwater as they host Quincy starting at one p.m. and then next Tuesday, the Cardinals play again at home taking on Battle Creek Central on Youth Soccer Night.
In last night’s j-v match at Marshall, the Cardinals made it a sweep with a 3-to-1 victory. Coldwater scored on a goal by Essa Mohsin and made good on penalty shots by Azam Ahmed and Haroon Aljabaly. The Cardinals outshot Marshall 15-to-6 with 3 saves in goal for Waheeb Ahmed and one save for Luiz Rodriguez. The Coldwater j-v team is now 4-and-0 and they play tomorrow morning at 10 o’clock at Adrian.
Yesterday in boy’s tennis, Coldwater stayed undefeated on the season with an 8-to-0 victory at home over Three Rivers. The Cardinals dominated the action, winning each of the singles and doubles matches 6-0. The non-conference decision over the Wildcats improved Coldwater’s record to 4-and-0, including 2-and-0 in conference play along with a tournament victory at Vicksburg. Tomorrow, the Cardinals compete at the Kalamazoo Loy Norrix Invitational.
Last night in volleyball, Union City had a tri-meet at home and the Lady Chargers scored 2-games-to-1 victories over Colon and Climax-Scotts. Rachel Wing had 12 kills and 6 blocks while Haley McIntosh added 11 kills. Marissa Mead had 49 digs. Riley Smith and Wing each had 6 aces and Bailee White had 16 assists. Union City improved their overall record to 5-4-and-1.
In the j-v action, Union City posted a pair of 2-to-0 wins over Climax-Scotts and Colon with 9 aces for Ciera Davis and 6 assists for Cassie Thorpe.
It’s Week Two of the varsity football season with the action including Coldwater’s home opener as the Cardinals tonight take on the Portage Northern Huskies. The evening’s activities will be launched with a Community Tailgate Party beginning at 5:30 in the front parking lot at CHS off Fremont Street. It’s also Wear Red night for the home fans to show their support for the Cardinals who look to rebound from last Thursday’s loss at St. Joseph. The kickoff is at 7 pm and our live coverage on AM 1590 and FM 95.5 begins with our pre-game show at 6:30 pm. Elsewhere tonight, Quincy plays at home against Concord, Bronson hosts Onsted, and it’s Union City at Homer. And in 8-man football, Tekonsha plays at Webberville. There’s one other event on today’s high school sports schedule with girl’s golf as Coldwater plays in the Red Hawk Invitational at the Marshall Country Club.
Today on the Coaches Corner, it’s Coldwater football coach Jeff Schorfhaar.