Late first-half surge propels Western Michigan Christian to girls soccer victory over Shelby

Local Sports Journal

Host Western Michigan Christian Friday scored three goals in the last seven minutes of the first half and added two more the second half for a 5-0 win over Shelby.

Julie Merz had two goals and an assist while Alexys Riksen had a goal and an assist. Mykayla Denison added a goal, as did Jessica Kinnucan and Alli Langeland and Taylor Denison each had an assist.

The Warriors, know 5-1-1 on the season, outshot the Tigers 25-4. WMC keeper Lindsey Johnson had four saves en route to the shutout.

“This was a great game and gave us a lot of learning opportunities,” WMC coach David Hulings said.  “Our ball movement was quite good the more the game was played and our passing improved as we went along.   I think our conditioning was really important tonight.   Even though we played (Thursday) night, we seemed to get stronger as the game went on.”


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