WMC soccer cruises past Covenant Christian

Warriors unbeaten at midway point of league season
Tribune Staff
May 8, 2013

Western Michigan Christian finished the first half of the River Valley Conference soccer season with a flawless 4-0 mark following Tuesday’s 5-0 win over host Covenant Christian.

The Lady Warriors, now 7-1-1 on the season, scored early as Julie Merz sent a great ball to Alexys Riksen who put it in the back of the net just three minutes into the game.

That was all of the scoring until the second half when Riksen added another goal to along with her three assists. Also scoring for WMC were Brea Frein, Kati South and Mikaela Erickson.

The Warriors outshot the Defenders 20-5 and WMC keeper Lindsey Johnson had five saves en route to the shutout.

“This was a great team effort.  We had multiple scorers which speaks well to our movement of the ball,” WMC coach David Hulings said. “Our goal was to get more players into the attack and to have players making other players better.  It was good to see things come together.”   

“We have a tough week the rest of the week.  We play rival Muskegon Catholic on Thursday and then three ranked teams on Saturday.   This will be a good test for this young team.”

Junior Varsity: WMC lost 1-0.

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