WMC soccer scores 'magical' win

It was a magical night at Warrior field Thursday as Western Michigan Christian scored a 6-0 win over River Valley Conference foe Freedom Christian. In addition to honoring the team's two seniors, the Warriors recognized three local club teams - U9 and U10 Tri-Cities Strikers squads as well as a U12 Lakeshore Premier team - as special guests. In addition, the night served as a fundraiser for the Muskegon Rescue Mission, which has been impacting hurting people in our community for over 100 years.
Tribune Staff
May 13, 2011


Michigan State University soccer star Laura Heyboer was also in attendance mixing it up with the kids and signing autographs.

Junior Timera Crosby scored the first of her two goals less than 10 minutes into the game from senior Victoria Arangure. Timera netted her second less than five minutes later after a great feed from sophomore Alli Langeland for a 2-0 lead.

Freshman Mykayla Denison crossed a nice ball into fellow freshman Bailey Mines who slid the ball into the net to build the lead to 3-0, then junior Rachel Karsten worked her way past every one of the Freedom defenders and hit a beautiful ball into the side netting to send the Warriors into the intermission with a commanding 4-0 lead.

In the second half, more of the night’s magic happened as the Warriors pulled senior captain and starting senior keeper, Lauren Merz, out of the goal and put her up top. She took an assist from her sister, Julie Merz, and slammed a shot into the back of the net for her first career goal.

To cap off the scoring, Julie Merz again play a great pass to set up senior defender Victoria Arangure.


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