COLDWATER, MI (WTVB) - In Branch County high school sports, the Coldwater girls soccer team stumbled last night in SMAC East action, losing at home to Sturgis 1-0. The Trojans scored the lone goal of the night 5 minutes into the second half. The Cardinals outshot Sturgis 15-13, with Shelby Bowers making 10 saves in goal. Coldwater is now 2-4 in the conference and 5-6 overall. They play at Kalamazoo Loy Norrix tomorrow night.
The Coldwater JV team beat Sturgis 6-0. Madison Marsh had two goals, with single goals for Bre Eddy, Gracen Yates, Maggie Pool, and Danella Cano. Jasmine Renshaw had 3 saves in goal.
Also in girls soccer last night, Quincy shutout visiting Hanover Horton 3-0. The Orioles dominated the action in the conference victory with 28 shots on the night. Quincy had a 1-0 lead at halftime on a Cailyn Hines goal with the assist from Angelica Sussex. In the second half, Allie Parrish scored on a pass from Hines and then Hines added her second goal of the match. This past weekend, the Orioles went 1-2 in Saturday’s Quincy Invitational. The Orioles lost 5-0 to Laingsburg and to Monroe before defeating Stockbridge 3-1. In the Quincy victory, scoring the goals were Cailyn Hines, Gaby Masson, and Mackenzie Moore with assists for Hines and Moore. Monroe won the tournament and Laingsburg finished second. Quincy is now 4-1 in the Independent Soccer League and 6-5 overall.
Yesterday in softball, Coldwater split a doubleheader at Jackson Lumen Christi, losing the opener 5-1 before taking the nightcap 10-4. Jessica Becks suffered the defeat in the first game. In the second game, Kattie Ness earned the victory. At the plate, Kenzie Galloway, Kati Stanton, and Becks each had two singles in the win. Coldwater’s record is now 11-4.
In the j-v action at Coldwater, the Lady Cardinals swept a pair from Lumen Christi 15-0 and 19-4. Stacy Guzy was the winning pitcher in both games. In the 3-inning opener, she tossed a perfect no hitter with 3 strikeouts. Sidney Simpson and Kyleigh Scheidler each had 2 singles and 3 rbi’s while Gaby Milnes had a single and a double. In the second contest, Guzy had a 3-hitter. On offense, Kaitlyn Gallant went 4-for-4 with a double and 3 singles and 3 rbi’s. Guzy added a double and a single and two rbi’s while Milnes had 2 singles and 3 rbi’s and Gaby Seiler had 2 singles and 2 rbi’s. The j-v record is 14-3.
In boys golf Monday, Coldwater hosted the third SMAC East Jamboree of the season and the Cardinals came in 2nd place behind Marshall in the match at the Coldwater Golf Course. Marshall shot a team score of 160 with Coldwater next at 170. Battle Creek Lakeview was third at 176 and Harper Creek fourth with a 192. The Cardinals were led by Nathan Waterbury with a 41, Nolan Duda, Stephan Boston, Keagan Dwyer, and Cam Ruge all carded 43's and Scout Case rounded out the scoring for Coldwater with a 46.
Also in boys golf, Union City finished fourth out of 5 teams in the Concord Jamboree at the Concord Hills Golf Course.
In girls tennis Monday, Coldwater lost on the road to Jackson High 8-0. Coldwater took the j-v match 3-2 with a victory at first singles for Alyssa Bowen along with wins for Hannah Johnson and Brooke Lafferty at second doubles and Madisen Fox and Mayra Barajas at fourth doubles.
On today’s high school sports schedule, in baseball and softball, it’s Coldwater at Harper Creek, Union City at Quincy and Bronson hosts Centreville. The Coldwater j-v softball team has its Strike Out Cancer fundraiser happening at their home doubleheader today against Harper Creek beginning at 4 o’clock. In boys golf, Coldwater plays in the Onsted Invitational at the Grande Golf Course while Bronson has a home match against Jonesville at the Bella Vista Golf Course. And in girls tennis, Bronson is at Kalamazoo Christian. Today on the Coaches Corner, it’s Quincy softball coach Nick Michael.
In middle school sports yesterday, in track, Coldwater’s boys and girls teams lost at Gull Lake. Malorie Rzepka was a double winner in the 200 meter dash and high jump.
And in tennis, it was a sweep for Coldwater over Harper Creek. The “A” team won at home 5-3 with singles victories for Christian Pine, Meredeth Grife, Samanatha Younce, and Blake Yates, and a doubles win for Gabby Boston & Emma Stantley. The “B” team beat the Beavers at Harper Creek 5-3. Winning at singles were Alec Keplinger, Hunter Jenkot, and Loveleen Lalia along with Faith Herendeen and Mikayla Dauod at second doubles and Amber Aguirre and Andrea Campos at third doubles.