Veteran Mona Shores’ team drubs Western Michigan Christian 6-0 in boys soccer

Local Sports Journal

The Mona Shores Sailors handed out a lesson in soccer on Thursday night.

Mona Shores senior Jordan Grotenhuis, right, tugs on the jersey of Western Michigan Christian’s Noah Wildeman during Thursday night’s game. Shores won 6-0. Photo by Dr. John Mulder.

The visiting Sailors ran past, through and around the Western Michigan Christian Warriors 6-0 in a game played at Warrior Field.

Jake Carlson scored two goals while Riley Williamson, Grant Fortenbacher, Christian Zurchauer and Kenny Olsen each added one for the Sailors (3-1-1).

“We have 14 seniors on our team and we have great, great leadership,” Shores coach Jeremy Leffring said. “I just enjoy sitting back and listen to them talking and watching them play.”

For WMC coach David Hulings, he sat back and watched the Sailors expose his young team’s weaknesses.

“We didn’t look like we belonged on the field,” Hulings said. “The other night we played our best 40 minutes (against North Muskegon) we’ve ever had and tonight was the worst 80 minutes we’ve ever

Mona Shores’ Jeremy Szost, left, and Western Michigan Christian junior Alex Rop battle for possession of the ball. Photo by Dr. John Mulder.

had.”

No one on the Warrior sideline could recall a more lopsided loss.

“We were fortunate to play them early,” Leffring said. “That’s a good team and they will be better by the end of the year.”

Shores outshot WMC 21-7. Senior Joey Wolffis posted the shutout in net for the Sailors. He was relieved by Nathan Mars with eight minutes remaining.

There is no rest for the Warriors (2-2), who face Burt Lake Northern Michigan Christian at home on Friday night. WMC defeated Burt Lake last year in the Division 4 regional finals at Holton.

Burt Lake features high-scoring senior Aaron Chatfield, who already has scored 27 goals.  Burt Lake is 5-2.

 

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