The Western Michigan Christian boys soccer team extended their win streak once again with a 7-0 victory over Manistee on Tuesday.
The Warriors had to sweat out the first half, as a unique style from Manistee threw off WMC’s prolific scoring attack. They led just 1-0 at halftime.
Forty minutes of competitive ball was all the Warriors could stomach, netting six goals in the second half to bury the Chippewas late.
Owen Alfree led the way with two goals, while Evan Fles, Tommy Tencate, Jordon Wisniewski, John-Scott Finley and Charlie Alfree all scored one goal apiece.
Tencate, Fles, Wisniewski and Tyler Van Beek all created assists in the victory.
“It took a while to solve Manistee’s puzzle,” WMC head coach David Hulings said. “But, after a 1-0 halftime lead, I was very pleased with the adjustments the boys made and the work ethic they showed.”
WMC returns to the pitch to take on Ludington on Thursday, defending their 13-1 overall and 5-0 Lakes Eight Conference record.
Junior varsity: The WMC JV team defeated host Manistee 5-0 Tuesday. Nick Moser recorded a hat trick to lead the Warrior offense, while Dylan Suszka and Caleb Kozal each added a goal.
WMC volleyball downs Heights
The WMC volleyball team decimated Muskegon Heights at home Tuesday, downing the Tigers in straight sets, 25-5, 25-5 and 25-2.
Chloe Roberts led at the service line with 21 points and 12 aces, ahead of Anna Sytsema with 23 points and three aces, and Abby Summerfield with 19 and six.
Sytsema also led at the attack with five kills on eight attempts, followed by Anika Eenigenburg with three kills and Peyton Duer with two.
Chloe Mitchell lent a hand with a team-high 20 assists, while Aubrey Goorman and Michtell tied for a team-best one block. Duer, Roberts and Mitchell also shared the lead for digs, with four apiece.
“We had a good night at home in our third conference match,” WMC head coach Trent Simillie said. “We have been working on serving consistency and we served at a 95% clip tonight. I was very proud of their focus.”
The Warriors improved to 14-16-1 overall and 2-1 in the Lakes Eight, they return to the court Saturday at the Beast of the East tournament at the Blue Water Sports Facility in Warren.
Spring Lake volleyball defeats Comstock Park
The Spring Lake volleyball team improved to 20-4 overall and 5-2 in the O-K Blue Conference with a three-set victory over Comstock Park on Tuesday, 25-15, 25-22 and 25-12.
“We struggled defensively but were able to adjust to their offense,” Spring Lake head coach Sarah Bulthuis said. “In Set 3, we had good ball control to finish the match and take control. It was a good conference win.
Jenna Core led the Lakers with 11 kills, eight digs, one ace and two blocks, while Lauren Hellman produced eight kills and three blocks. Jencen Sabo played a well-rounded game with eight kills, seven digs and four aces. Madeline Zenas racked up 35 assists to go with one ace and three kills, while Carley Bench led the defense with 12 digs.
Spring Lake returns to the court on the rod Thursday against Grand Rapids Catholic Central.
SL swim falls to EGR
The Spring Lake swim team took on O-K Greater Grand Rapids Conference foe East Grand Rapids on Tuesday, falling to the Pioneers 110-74.
Sara Mumby took the Lakers lone victory of the day in the 100-yard freestyle, clocking in with a state qualifying time of 56.27
Audra Bialik led on the diving boards with a first-place score of 232.05. A strong final dive catapulted her into the lead and to a season-best score for the evening.
Ellie Higgs posted a personal-best score of 194.5 to grab fifth place, while freshman Lindsey Smith followed in sixth with 181.35 points. Ronnie Russell finished close behind at 173.95 points, while Annika Holleman finished her first varsity meet with 101.3 points.
“The divers held it together and were consistent, and it showed in their scores,” Spring Lake diving coach Tom Knight said of the performance.
Fruitport volleyball sweeps Union
The Fruitport volleyball team took on O-K Black Conference competitor Grand Rapids Union on Tuesday, improving their league record to 5-1 with a three set victory, 25-12, 25-9 and 25-14.
Jordyn Carlyle led from the service line with eight aces, followed by Chloe Kern with three.
Kylie Oberlin led the offensive with nine kills, followed by Morgan Fialek with four and Haleigh Winskas and Rachel Paulsen with three each. Winskas recorded the Trojans’ only block.
Kailey Carmean facilitated the victory with 20 assists, ahead of Trinity Busscher with three. Finally, Olivia Parling and Winskas each recorded a team-high five digs to lead the defense.
The Trojans return to the court on Saturday for the Byron Center Invitational.
Fruitport soccer edges Jenison
The Fruitport boys soccer team extended their win streak to six games in a row with a tight O-K Black Conference victory over Jenison on Tuesday, 2-1.
Caret Golden and Logan Fielding lit the scoreboard for the Trojans, addicted by Bryce LaNore and Cam Schultz.
Luke Hronek, Kaleb Krueger and Austin Golden went a full 80 minutes to anchor a solid defense, while Connor Hines made four saves in goal.
The victory improves Fruitport’s record to 9-5 overall and 7-1 in conference. They return to the pitch Thursday against Mona Shores with the top of the conference on the line at home.
Grand Haven soccer blanked by East Kentwood
The Grand Haven boys soccer team traveled to East Kentwood to take on the Falcons on O-K Red Conference play.
East Kentood struck early and never let up, netting a penalty kick 10 minutes into the game. The 1-0 lead carried to halftime, before the Falcons scored three goals in the second half to secure the victory.
The Bucs return to the pitch on Saturday to take on Portage Central on the road.