Local Sports Journal

Host Oakridge overcame some inclement weather and North Muskegon on Tuesday night on the soccer field.

A goal by Aliza Olsen 23 minutes into the first half accounted for the game’s lone goal in the Eagles’ 1-0 victory over the Norse. German exchange student Hannah Lauser assisted on the goal.

Not only was the game delayed by an hour due to thunder and lightning, but another weather delay struck with 2:11 remaining in the first half.

After another 30 minute delay, the teams were able to play the remainder of the game.

“It was a good start for us because North Muskegon plays quality soccer and is a well coached team,” Oakridge coach Jeff Lohman said. “We had a number of attacking opportunities in the final third of the field, but struggled a bit with decision making and giving up possession rather than getting quality shots on goal.”

Oakridge had a 6-3 advantage in shots.

McKayla Wall had three saves for her first varsity shutout.

NM goalkeeper Amanda Frein had five saves.